Details on the call for proposals

CRIAQ strongly believes in application segments associated with major industry transformation vectors. It is important that these innovation projects also have a scope and impact on other transformation vectors. 

At this point in the evolution of the aerospace industry and society, it is critical to foster multidisciplinary research and innovation, ensuring not only the development of cutting-edge technological solutions, but also the practices and means of dissemination so that these solutions produce meaningful public benefits. 


This initiative lives up to: 

  • Stimulate a broadening of the consortium’s issues of interest, to support the development of the regulatory, social, and economic conditions that facilitate the integration of new technologies into the market; 
  • Support multidisciplinary teams of researchers wishing to advance knowledge related to a societal issue linked to the development of aerospace innovations; 
  • Develop a pool of researchers and experts from different sectors and disciplines; 
  • Develop innovative aerospace knowledge and technologies with multidisciplinary components addressing societal issues. 
  • Generate new ideas, practices, and means of disseminating and mobilizing knowledge and benefits to various communities and authorities (public benefits). 
  • Accelerate the exploration of new partnerships to further diversify the Quebec aerospace sector. 



Project teams should consist of at least:  

  • Two universities, college technology transfer centers (CCTT) or public research centers, one of which (lead applicant) is based in Quebec; 
  • A company established in Quebec and carrying out internal production or research and development activities. Note that the industrial partner will not necessarily have to make a financial contribution to the project. 



For this call, CRIAQ expects to receive project proposals addressing some of the challenges and themes of interest in CRIAQ’s Roadmap 2035.  

Examples are given in the Guide below. Please refer to them. 


Phase 1 – Submission of the application to CRIAQ – Selection of the research team 

  • Formation of the research team, choice of subject, outline of the major research project, choice of funding program and submission of an application to CRIAQ. 
  • Duration: 2 months. 
  • Criteria: See complete Guide 

Phase 2 – Research Project set-up  

  • Detailed design activities, research proposal writing, and project budgeting. 
  • Duration: 6 months. 
  • Criteria: See complete Guide 


  • Phase 3 – Completion of the research project (further to application approval in Phase 2) 
  • Implementation of the research project. 
  • Duration: 1 year to 5 years, depending on the funding program chosen in Phase 2. 


The evaluation criteria considered are presented in the table in the complete Guide. 


CRIAQ wishes to support one (1) team in this call. It will receive a total non-repayable contribution of a potential value of $50,000: 

  • In Phase 2: $25,000, upon signature of an agreement between CRIAQ and the principal applicant, to support the preparation and submission of the full funding application. 
  • In Phase 3: $25,000, upon signature of an agreement between CRIAQ and the research team, to support the realization of the project itself, if it receives a positive funding notice from the targeted organization (e.g., NSERC or FRQ). 

See the full Guide for eligible expenses. 


To submit a project, applicants are invited to contact by email: 

Arnaud Déau   


Mohammed Boutouba:   

A Proposal Form will then be provided by CRIAQ to the team. 

The Proposal Form must be completed in full. It should be sent to the following email address: 

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2023, by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
Applications received after this date will not be considered for evaluation. 

Please see all the information in the complete Guide. 

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