If You Do Not Receive a Grant
If your application isn’t successful, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your work lacks merit. Grant assessment is a competitive process and budgets are limited.
For most grant components, with the exception of high-volume components such as Travel, you can make an appointment to speak with a Program Officer to receive high-level feedback on your application. You can use this feedback to reassess your application and consider whether you should apply again or for a different project. Remember that every competition has a different set of applicants. The Canada Council retains unsuccessful grant application files for a period of 3 years. (PIB: CC PPU 130; CC PPU 115)
Note that Council decisions are final.
The Canada Council does not tolerate any form of verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation toward its staff.