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Important Dates:

Please note that this application cycle will start on March 13th, 2023 and end on April 12th, 2023, at 3 PM ET. If you need more time to submit your application, you can always submit your application for the following cycle. Please e-mail info@indigenousinnovate.org if you have any questions or concerns.


Application Form: 

If you would like to preview the application form, please use the links below.

Application Form (English)

Application Form (French)



Please note that we will be hosting webinars and live sessions to ensure we answer all your questions. 

The first webinar will be on March 16, 2023, at 11 AM ET. Please register using the following link

Webinar #1 Registration (Registration has closed)

Webinar #2 Registration (Coming soon)

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar Recording #1:

In this webinar, you will get an overview of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative, Grand Challenges Canada, the request for proposal, eligibility and how to apply. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The FAQs document may help answer questions you may have about this Request for Proposals. These questions are grouped by topic; you can click on a question in the list to jump to the answer.

If you need more information or do not see your question, please email info@indigenousinnovate.org.

FAQs (English)

FAQs (French)


The Scoring Matrix:

Full applications will be scored internally by members of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative. The full scoring will evaluate the proposed idea, its potential for impact and scale, and its alignment with Indigenous Innovation Initiative principles and priorities.

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative team will use the Seed Project Scoring Matrix for this step. Applications must achieve a minimum threshold score and be ranked amongst the highest-scoring projects to move to step 4.4. Applications scoring less than the threshold score and/or not selected to move to the next stage will be returned with feedback for applicants to refine and re-apply if desired. We anticipate we will receive a large number of very high-quality proposals.

Seed Project Scoring Matrix (English)

Seed Project Scoring Matrix (French) 

Please keep visiting this page for FAQ updates and other applicant supports.