CIDA invites research applications


The CIDA University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) Program aims to increase the capacity of developing country education and training organizations (DCETOs) to address their country’s sustainable development priorities. These organizations collaborate with Canadian universities to address the development needs of the communities they serve. For 2003, CIDA has identified a focus on Africa, with 50 per cent of new funding designated.


Up to $1,000,000 in total per project (CIDA pays 70 per cent of cost to this limit)


Two proposals per university


Funding is spread over six Years


  • Feb. 7 – Expression of Interest is due at the ORA. Two projects will be selected to go forward.
  • Feb. 21 – Letter of Intent (CIDA form) and ORA Application Checklist due at the ORA.
  • March 10 – Approved Letter of Intent due at CIDA.

CIDA Tier II grants are administered by the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada. For more information please follow this link to the AUCC website:

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by ORA before they are submitted to the granting agency.

For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORA Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORA 10 working days prior to final submission date.