CCSIP Call for Proposals

The First Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) Call for Proposals (CFP)
for Collaborative Initiatives between California and Canada

CCSIP Call for PapersThe Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP), a catalyst for collaborative Research, Development and Delivery (RD&D) between two innovation-intensive jurisdictions, together with the University of California and participating Canadian universities is pleased to announce its first university-led Call for Proposals for Collaborative Research Initiatives between Canada and California.

These organizations are allocating US$2 million to this CFP to stimulate novel ideas, and catalyze the
development of innovative multi–campus and multi–disciplinary research and educational collaborations
between the two jurisdictions.


Each proposal must include a Principal Investigator (PI) from a participating Canadian university1, and a PI from the University of California system.

The PIs must provide letters of support from their co-applicants’ Vice President, Research or a similar authority, that confirms the availability of funds required to support their share of the proposed budget (either directly from the collaborating university, company or other organization, or an alternate sponsor).

In Canada:

The Vice President, Research of the participating Canadian university of the PI in question must approve a proposal before it is submitted to this CFP. Proposals may include co-applicants from non-participating Canadian universities, however, they must have explicit support from their Vice President, Research to contribute to the proposal, and secure appropriate funding from their university or an alternate sponsor to cover their associated expenses.

In California: Researchers, faculty members and technical staff with Principal Investigator (PI) status with the University of California (any campus) are eligible to apply to this CFP. For additional information on PI guidelines at the University of California, please visit:

For details please download the following files:

CCSIP Call for Proposals - Canada

CCSIP Call fr Proposale - Overview