Deadline for Complete Applications: Friday, May 18, 2012

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The Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) is pleased to invite Canadian and Israeli companies to submit new joint R&D project proposals for funding consideration in August 2012.


Through CIIRDF, Canada-Israel company partners have the opportunity to receive funding to cover up to $800,000 or 50 percent of the research and development costs of technology-based products and processes (whichever is less) with reasonable potential for commercial success. Canadian and Israeli applicants must be existing companies with complimentary R&D capabilities that will be enhanced through the proposed collaborative R&D project. Should the funded project result in commercialization, the partners will be responsible for the repayment of the funding amount to CIIRDF.

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CIIRDF actively assists companies in both countries to identify potential collaborators for projects:  Partnership Facilitation

New: Joint CIIRDF-NSERC Funding Opportunity for Canadian Participants

In February 2012, CIIRDF, its sister organization ISTPCanada, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) joined forces and signed an agreement aligning their respective collaborative R&D programs. The alliance enables CIIRDF and NSERC to jointly solicit, evaluate and fund Canadian researchers who collaborate on joint R&D projects that bring together companies from Canada and Israel.

For the first time, Canadian university and college researchers participating in the CIIRDF projects may apply for an NSERC Collaborative R&D (CRD) and Applied R&D (ARD) grant as part of the funding application to CIIRDF. Please note that the proposed area of R&D must be in accordance with NSERC CRD or ARD grant objectives. While all research areas are eligible for ARD proposals, research in health, social sciences or humanities is not eligible for funding under the CRD grant.

For additional information on this new funding opportunity, please reference the CIIRDF-NSERC Application Guidelines.

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Prior to full proposal submission please submit an outline (or summary) of the proposal using the  CIIRDF Proposal Summary Template

For information on CIIRDF application guidelines, process and templates, please visit:

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For additional information about this Call for Proposals, or CIIRDF more broadly, please contact: