Funding Call to Bolster Cybersecurity across Canada's Research and Education Institutions




There are two ways to participate in the Joint Security Project Call:

  1. Funded Participation- CANARIE will fund 27 institutions up to a maximum of $15K each for a period of six to eight months. Selected institutions will collaboratively deploy a standard monitoring system and form a community of practice of institutional security specialists who will operate a national system.
  2. Non-Funded Participation - Institutions that do not require funding are encouraged to participate in the Joint Security Project by deploying a standard monitoring system and making a member of their technical staff available to collaborate for a period of six to eight months.

CANARIE is also seeking proposals for one institution to deploy an Aggregation and Visualization Platform.  CANARIE will invest up to $87K in the selected institution to deploy their existing security aggregation and and visualization platform to meet the needs of the Joint Security Project.

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Canarie, a vital component of Canada's digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation today announced an innovative Call for Proposals that invests in Universities, Colleges, and Research Institutions to progress towards the development of an overarching, cohesive, and comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.  As security issues become more complex, Universities, Colleges and Research Institutions require increasingly sophisticated tools to protect their intellectual property, and private, unique or confidential data.  The purpose of the Security Project, offered as a joint initiative with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, is to facilitate the development of a community of institutional security specialists to increase institutional awareness of security issues.

Participants will benefit from learning about new approaches to information security and interacting with top security leaders and researchers within the intrusion detection community.  Training and informal collaboration sessions will strengthen cyber security knowledge for participants and their respective institutions.

This Call is open to Universities, Colleges, and Research Institutions connected to the twelve provincial and territorial network partners which, along with CANARIE, collectively form Canada's Research and Education Network (NREN).

Special Notes

CANARIE will host an information webinar on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 2 pm ET. Please sign up using the following link:

Any other questions about this call or about CANARIE’s Joint Security Project can be directed via email to


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline
External Deadline

How to Apply

Detailed information on this Call for Proposals, including timelines and eligibility criteria, may be found at:

Please submit your proposal and signed OR5 form to the Office of Research by the internal deadline.


For Questions, please contact

Ela Ienzi
Communications Manager
(613) 943-5432

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54807

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