ISTPCanada and its partners ahave announced a one week extension on the deadline for Expressions of Interest for the Canada-Brazil Call for Proposals for bilateral R&D projects. All Expressions of Interest will be required for submission on June 18, 2012. Click here to access Canada-Brazil Calls for Proposals


The Calls invite companies from Canada and Brazil to propose bilateral R&D projects for the joint development of innovative products or processes. Academic institutions, research hospitals, other institutes, or research associations are strongly encouraged to participate in the projects as co-investigators. 

The CFPs aim to stimulate innovative R&D cooperation that address a specific market need or challenge; demonstrate high commercial potential; and deliver benefit to all participants, and more broadly, to both countries.

Priority Sectors:

ISTPCanada and its partners will accept quality applications from interests in the following sectors:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Ocean Science and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Green Energy & Clean Technologies 

Funding: Canada

On the Canadian side, funding recipients are eligible to receive up to a maximum of CDN $400,000 or up to 50 percent of the total R&D project value. 

  • ISTPCanada will award funding to Canadian companies as a non-repayable contribution. These recipients are not required to repay this contribution at the completion of the project.
  • NSERC will award funding directly to collaborating Canadian university and college researchers as a non-repayable grant if the project has an integrated CRD (Collaborative R&D) or ARD (Applied R&D) component. 

Funding: Brazil

ISTPCanada is partnering with several state research foundations and a federal research foundation on this bilateral Call for Proposals.

A Brazilian company from:

  • The state of Sao Paulo will receive funding from FAPESP
  • The state of Minas Gerais will receive funding from FAPEMIG
  • The state of Pernambuco will receive funding from FACEPE
  • Any other state is required to secure its own funding for their component of the project; funding may be acquired from state research foundations that include, but are not limited to: FAPERJ (the Rio de Janeiro State Foundation to Support Research); and CNPq (the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development)

Click here for full details on this CFP and to access the CFP related documents.  


Contact: Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for Brazil at or  613.729.3069, ext. 224.