Application Process

The four funding programs of the IESO are:

Please review the application process below along with the applicable program page by selecting one of the links above.

Step 1: The Application

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The ‘Program Guidelines’ will help you understand what you need to do. You can access ‘Program Guidelines’ by visiting the ‘Program Documents and Resources’ page for your program. We're here to support you if you have questions. We encourage you to contact us before you begin your application.

Step 2: Submit

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The application intake window is closed. Contact information for each program can be found on the applicable program overview page.

Please be sure to PDF all materials where possible, and ensure you have double checked the submission checklist in the application.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted, unless the IESO has been notified in advance of the intake deadline and agreed to accept an application submission after the intake deadline.

Step 3: Initial Review

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Within 30 business days of receiving the application, we will endeavour to review the application for completeness and eligibility. A clarification and feedback period may be included within the initial review. If your application passes the completeness and eligibility review, we will give your application a validated time stamp, and communicate to you that it has been accepted for further consideration.

Step 4: Review Committee

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Next, the application will be reviewed by a review committee.

Step 5: Awards

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If your application is successful you will be notified and offered a Funding Agreement with the IESO.