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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.

Remember that every competition has a different set of applicants.

Canada Council staff continue to help and support applicants who are preparing new grant applications.

However, the Council has shifted away from providing individualized feedback on past applications in an effort to continue to meet its service standards for the processing and assessment of applications, and to focus on helping applicants with their future applications.

Program staff will no longer be able to discuss past applications.

Note that Council decisions are final.

The Canada Council does not tolerate any form of verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation toward its staff.

To learn more, see How we make funding decisions, our Granting Policy and the Public Feedback Process.