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If You Do Not Receive a Grant

If you’re unsuccessful in your grant application, please remember that it is a competitive process and that budgets are limited.

If your application isn’t successful, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your work lacks merit. Reassess your application in light of the feedback in the results notification and consider whether you should apply again or for a different project. Note too that every competition has a new group of applicants.

While you may request more feedback on your application and the assessment, note that Council decisions are final and the information in the results notification contains all the assessment notes available.  

Finally, please note that the Canada Council does not tolerate any form of verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation of its staff.

To learn more, see the application assessment process and the awarding of grants, our Public Feedback Process, and the Granting Policy.