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Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Collaborative Networks

Opportunity NameMobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Collaborative Networks
AgencyGovernment of Canada
ValueUp to $750,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 10%
Duration3 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review12-29-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-06-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-10-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-13-2023, by 11:59PM (PST)
  • To seek multi-disciplinary research Networks with diverse groups of experts from across Canada and internationally, to work together on specific defence policy challenges of high and contemporary importance.
  • To provide an opportunity for the expert community to benefit from increased and prolonged funding to pursue creative and innovative research in the field of defence and security, while meeting the DND/CAF need for relevant and timely advice in order to develop informed policies and solutions to address acute issues, and broaden the spectrum of expert voices contributing to the conversation.

It is essential that MINDS Collaborative Networks relate to at least one MINDS Policy Challenge. Please consult the MINDS website for Policy Challenges and suggested research questions. 


This opportunity is open to multidisciplinary teams with interest in the domain of security and defence studies, whether they be from academic institutions, think-tanks, or non-governmental organizations.

The primary affiliation of the network director must be a Canadian institution. Federal and provincial crown corporations are not eligible for funding under this program.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at