The initial stage of the application, the Letter of Intent, is due November 15, 2017. Invitations for Full Applications will come in February 2018 and those applications will be due in July 2018. Competition results will be announced in October 2018 with funding available in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
The NCE Secretariat announced a Call for Proposals on August 8, 2017, with $75 million over five years in funding available. Both new and established networks will be eligible to apply in this competition. There is no specific thematic focus for the competition.
Further details on the 2019 competition can be found here.