Call for Proposal

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Calls for Proposals: The Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) invites Canadian and Israeli companies to submit new joint R&D project proposals for funding consideration in October 2016.

Eligible Applicants 

This Call invites applicants – at least one industrial partner from Canada and at least one industrial partner from Israel – to propose shared research projects for the development of innovative products or processes. Though projects in all technology sectors are accepted (non-defence application only), special consideration will be given to projects in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace  
  • Agriculture and Processed Foods  
  • Financial Services  
  • Information, Communication Technologies  
  • Life Sciences  
  • Oil and Gas
  • Sustainable Technologies


Through CIIRDF, Canada-Israel company partners have the opportunity to receive funding to cover up to 50 per cent of the research and development costs of technology-based products and processes with reasonable potential for commercial success, with the maximum limit of $800,000 per project. 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.  

How to Apply 

The first step of the application process is to complete a Summary Outline and submit it to CIIRDF for pre-proposal eligibility assessment.   

For information on CIIRDF application guidelines, process and templates, please download the CIIRDF Information Handbook.  

Proposal Evaluation 

External reviewers in Canada and Israel will independently evaluate applications. Based on evaluation results, CIIRDF will make decisions on successful projects to receive funding.  

For Additional Information 

Israel:  Les Abelson  

  • Tel: (Israel) 972-9-749-4043  
  • Tel: (North America) 613-482-9779 (until 4 p.m. EST)  
  • Mobile: (Israel) 972-50-216-3144   

Canada: Tomoko Nishino   

  • Tel: 613-724-1284, ext. 227  
  • Mobile: 613-697-5714  



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