Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Dal and Helmholtz offer ocean science grad positions

The Dalhousie Univ-based Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology (TOSST) program is establishing a joint graduate research school in collaboration with the Helmholtz School for Ocean System Science and Technology (HOSST), beginning this fall. TOSST is receiving $1.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council‘s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE), while…

CREATE program provides $24 million for 15 initiatives.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council‘s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) is investing $24 million over six years in 15 initiatives to provide graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with private sector experience in a variety of key sectors, including genomics, climate change, wireless technology and clean tech. The awards include $1.6…

Aerospace receives first OCE association voucher award

The Ontario Centres of Excellence has made its first award under the Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) program to the Ontario Aerospace Council. Projects will begin in Ontario within a $2.5 million voucher envelope specific to aerospace. Vouchers can be up to $500,000 and are co founded by OCE (40%), the Natural Sciences…

Ontario launches new innovation vouchers program

The Ontario government has launched its Collaboration Voucher Program (CVP) with four distinct offerings, two of which are being delivered in partnership with federal R&D organizations, giving applicants access to federal funding. The program — budgeted at $8 million annually — was announced in the province’s most recent Budget (R$, May 9/13) and is being…

NSERC announces Discovery Grants awards

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $413 million in funding in grants, scholarships and fellowships including its core Discovery Grants program. A total of 2,026 researchers received Discovery Grants awards worth $323.9 million, down $1.8 million from 2012. The awards include 125 Discovery Accelerator Supplements ($15 million), Canada Graduate Scholarships (261…

NSERC announces network and project strategic grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded $36 million to 83 scientific teams through its Strategic Projects Grants (SPG) program. SPGs are intended to encourage collaboration between academic, industrial and government partners. NSERC also announced the winners of two Strategic Network Grants worth $9.4 million. A multi-sectoral team led by the Univ…

CHRP announces latest round of projects

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program has awarded $19 million to 37 projects to assist researchers in interdisciplinary, patient-oriented collaborations between researchers in the fields of natural sciences , engineering and the health sciences. The program is a joint venture between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research…

NCE releases impact of federal Budget cuts

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program has received a 16.6% reduction in its budget over the next two years as a result of austerity measures announced in the last federal Budget. The cuts apply only to the traditional or academic-led NCEs and will result in fewer new NCEs being approved in the future.…

CCI program invests $36 million in 60 new initiatives

The College and Community Innovation (CCI) program has announced $36 million over five years in new awards for 60 partnerships between colleges and businesses at 35 colleges and cegeps. The awards bring the total invested through the CCI program to $160 million since 2009. The awards are made in six grant types including two new…

WD supports U of A-developed lipid-to-hydrocarbon technology

Western Economic Diversification Canada is providing $970,000 to a pilot project at the Univ of Alberta for converting waste agricultural materials into fuels and other chemicals. The funding will be combined with an $892,000 commitment from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, with the intention of seeking private investment within two years and establishing a…