Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Researchers publish 1000th paper based on CLS data

The Canadian Light Source synchrotron is celebrating the 1000th peer-reviewed paper to be published based on data collected at the facility. The 1000th paper was authored by Univ of Saskatchewan researchers Courtney Phillips and Derek Peak along with CLS scientist Tom Regler using the facility’s spherical grating monochromator beamline. The paper is based on experiments…

Automotive Partnerships Canada funds 10 projects

Auto Partnerships Canada (APC) has announced 10 projects designed to stimulate collaboration between industry and academia. APC will provide $30 million, augmented by $22 million from industry and other partners. McMaster Univ was the big winner with three projects valued at $24.2 million or 46% of the total. Those projects will develop next-generation electrified powertrains…

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…

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…