Defence Engagement Program Targeted Engagement Grants 2017-18

Wed. May. 17, 2017

The Defence Engagement Program (DEP) at the Department of National Defence is now accepting applications for Targeted Engagement Grant for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. The DEP grants provide non-recurring financial support, up to a maximum of $25,000, to projects that can include conferences, roundtables, workshops, publications, and other scholarly activities. The DEP promotes a multidisciplinary approach to security and defence issues and thus encourages applicants from various background to propose projects.

The Defence Team’s Engagement Priorities are intended to provide guidance to applicants. The Priorities reflect issues of primary interest to the Department and the CAF. Grant applications should demonstrate consistency with at least one of the Priorities and directly relate to Canada and/or Canadian defence and security interests. Please note, due to the popularity of the DEP, the process has become progressively more competitive. As there is limited funding, grants will be awarded on a top-down basis.

We are accepting applications for Targeted Engagement Grant for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 until 12 June 2017. This is ideal for those applicants who are planning their projects for Fall 2017 or Winter 2018

For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please consult the DEP website at the following link:

We encourage all interested organizations and individuals planning projects for the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 timeframes to apply. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to