Streams and Matching Contributions

The National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) supports initiatives with funding from the Government of Canada through the Cyber Security Innovation Network program. As part of the 2024 Call for Proposals, the NCC accepted submissions from academia, industry, and not-for-profit organizations under the following funding streams.   

Commercialization projects support the commercialization of new technology (with Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 7-9), and products and services that address cybersecurity challenges in critical infrastructure protection, human-centric cybersecurity, network security, software security, and privacy and privacy-enhancing technologies.  

  • Maximum Request of NCC Funding: $1 Million  
  • Recommended* Matching Contribution: 70% 

Training projects provide robust and varied opportunities for the upskilling and reskilling of cybersecurity professionals across a variety of cybersecurity-related disciplines. Training projects may include public activities to raise cybersecurity awareness.

  • Maximum Request of NCC Funding: $1 Million  
  • Recommended*  Matching Contribution: 50% 
*Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet the recommended level of matching contribution for their proposals. This is a part of the Evaluation Review Criteria as described in the 2024 Call for Proposals Guide. Projects with high merit in other Evaluation Review Criteria may be funded with lower matching contribution ratios at the discretion of the NCC.

Application Process

The 2024 Call for Proposals is designed as a simplified and streamlined process to make the application process smoother for applicants. Applicants must successfully complete three main phases in order to receive funding.

Information Sessions

The NCC is offering a series of 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.