Application Process

The National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) 2024 Call for Proposals is broken down into simplified and streamlined steps making the application process a straightforward experience. Applicants must successfully complete three main phases in order to receive funding.

The 2024 Call for Proposals Guide is a resource that elaborates on each phase of the grant completion process, and will be a helpful tool in the preparation of your application.

The grant competition process consists of three stages:

  • Letter of Intent (LOI);
  • Project Proposal; and
  • Administrative Details Submission.

For interested applicants, please register in NCC’s Adsigno Portal to access the LOI application. The LOI is designed for applicants to provide an overview of the proposed project, projected project costs, and potential or confirmed sources of matching contributions. The Call for Proposals Guide and FAQ are helpful resources when preparing an LOI Application. For help navigating the Adsigno Portal, please review our User Guide.

The NCC will review the LOIs for eligibility, completeness, and for opportunities where collaborations among applicants and across projects could occur. One of the NCC’s primary objectives is to encourage collaboration between Canadian academia, industry, and other partners to accelerate cybersecurity innovation through the development of products, services, and training programs. Collaborative projects where multiple stakeholders are involved is an important consideration. Commercialization and spearhead research and development projects may have a narrower scope. 

LOI submissions that meet the conditions stated above will be invited to submit a Project Proposal.   

Note: Should LOIs be selected, the Lead Organization must be a member in good standing of the NCC for the application to proceed to Stage two.

Download our Guides for the Call for Proposals

2024 Call for Proposals Guide

Learn more about the 2024 Call for Proposals.

Pre-Award Program Guide

Learn more about the entire funding program.

Information Sessions

The NCC is offering a series of pre-recorded information sessions to guide you through the application process. These sessions provide insight into the call for proposals and how NCC membership can benefit you and your organization.


Streams & Matching Contributions

The National Cybersecurity Consortium supports initiatives with funding from the Government of Canada through the Cyber Security Innovation Network program. As part of the 2024 Call for Proposals, we are accepted submissions in three streams.