Canada-Israel Partnership Call for Proposals 2016


Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF)

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The Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) promotes, stimulates and invests in collaborative research and development between for-profit companies in Canada and Israel, with a focus on the commercialization of new technologies. 

This Call invites bilateral R&D projects that facilitate the co-development of a new technology; the validation of an emerging technology; or adaptation of an existing technology for a new market.  All R&D must take place in Canada and Israel. Universities are eligible to participate in R&D projects as subcontractors or consultants.  

CIIRDF welcomes R&D project proposals with a non-defence application in all technology sectors, however special consideration will be given to projects in:

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

Funding Availability

CIIRDF will award Canada-Israel R&D teams with financial contributions up to 50 percent of the eligible project costs (a maximum of CDN$ 800,000 per project).  Canadian universities participating in the CIIRDF-funded projects may also apply to the NSERC Collaborative R&D (CRD) program as part of the funding application to CIIRDF through a strategic initiative to bring together Canadian companies, academic researchers and their counterparts from Israel.  

Indirect Costs

40% of sub-award/contractor amount to University of Guelph.

Special Notes

The first step of the application process is to complete a project summary outline and submit it to CIIRDF for pre-proposal evaluation and feedback. CIIRDF will review this outline and advise companies (in writing) how best to proceed towards the development of a full R&D project proposal.


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

Internal Deadline

To Office of Research Services: Please submit a copy of your industrial partner’s full application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form, to

Please allow for a minimum two-week review of the NSERC CRD application by the Office of Research Services.

Please contact Katie Meyer-Beck ( in advance if you plan to apply for an NSERC CRD grant.

External Deadline
For Questions, please contact

Tomoko Nishino 
Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF)
Tel: 613-724-1284, ext. 227 
Mobile: 613-697-5714

Office of Research

Carolyn Osborn, Director, Grants & Contracts
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52935

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