Annex D - Application and Evaluation Process

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Stage 1: Letter of Intent (LoI)

Applicant Action:

  • Read Applicant Guide
  • Participate in the Information Webinar
  • Submit LoI

LoI to be received by the program by the deadline stated in the CFPMN .

LoI is Screened for Eligibility

IDEaS Action:
The LoI is reviewed by the IDEaS Program Office and selected specialists to:

  • Confirm the eligibility of the applicants and proposed activities; and
  • Confirm the alignment of the proposal to the Innovation Challenge.

Successful LoI applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal.
Invitation notice will be sent to successful applicants two weeks following the LoI submission deadline.

Stage 2: Full Proposal

Applicant Action:
Consolidation of Proposals (optional) - see Section 5.1.1 of this Applicant Guide. 
Submit the Full Proposal that clearly addresses the six point- rated criteria - see Section 6.2.2 of this Applicant Guide. 

Full Proposal to be submitted by the deadline stated in the CFPMN.

Evaluation of Projects: Point-Rated Assessment Criteria

IDEaS Action:
DND will convene an evaluation committee composed of subject matter experts from the national and/or international scientific communities to assess, score, and rank each Full Proposal.
Proposals that have passed the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria will be placed in a Pre-Qualified Pool.

Stage 3: Final Funding Decision

IDEaS Action:
All pre-qualified proposals will be considered for funding by the IDEaS Senior Management Funding Oversight Committee. 
This Committee considers the evaluation results of the pre-qualified proposals and examines strategic considerations across multiple parameters.

A 90 Day Service Standard is applicable from the receipt of the Full Proposal to the Final Funding Decision.

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