How to apply
The Funding Application Guide is your step-by-step guide for information and guidance in completing an application for funding under the Cyber Security Cooperation Program (CSCP).
Review the information in the Funding Application Guide below carefully, noting all of the required information and supporting documentation.
Documents to be completed:
The Cyber Security Cooperation Program (CSCP) is open to the following types of recipients:
- Canadian not-for-profit organizations;
- Canadian academic and research institutions;
- Provincial, territorial and local governments and authorities;
- Canadian individual researchers and professionals; and,
- Canadian for-profit organizations.
For full information on recipient eligibility, please refer to the CSCP Terms and Conditions (Annex A).
Projects must fall under one of the following funding streams to be eligible for this call for applications:
- Security and Resilience
- Research and development of new technologies and tools for increasing the security and resilience of Canadian cyber systems, including for the prevention, mitigation and/or response to cyber-attacks;
- Development and dissemination of knowledge products, training or best practices aimed at increasing stakeholders’ understanding of technological advancements, cyber threats and vulnerabilities; and,
- Support for non-federal partners’ implementing actions to better protect their systems and information.
- Cyber Innovation
- Research and development of innovative cyber security tools, products and solutions, including for addressing threats posed by disruptive and emerging technologies (e.g., Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Fintech, quantum computing, etc.);
- Academic research to expand the cyber knowledge base, with a view to help identify and anticipate upcoming trends, domestic and/or international;
- Support for training and other educational programs to advance cyber security skills and knowledge, and increase the number of cyber security professionals in the Canadian workforce. The projects could include:
- Workshops, colloquiums, conferences and other educational forums and programs;
- Development and disseminations of materials to support training and education; and,
- Other projects promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), arts, and business fields across all levels of education.
- Increase the availability and access of cyber innovations, including through the commercialization of new technologies.
- Effective Leadership
- Projects and initiatives that aim to increase public awareness of cyber threats, such as public awareness campaigns or other communication activities;
- Projects and initiatives to generate/gather metrics and data to support decision-making, such as the production and analysis of data; and,
- Projects and initiatives that promote collaboration and the exchange of information and knowledge among multiple stakeholders and critical infrastructure sectors.
The Cyber Security Cooperation Program has $10.3 million in available funding over 5 years, with $2.3 million available for recipients in 2019-2020.
The call out for proposal will be open from:
August 7, 2019 to August 28, 2019
If you have any questions or would like help completing your application, please contact our Grants and Contribution coordinator at CSCP-PCCS@ps-sp.gc.ca.
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