Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC Discovery Frontiers short list announced

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has released a short list of six proposals for its Discovery Frontiers competition. The fund provides $1 million annually over four years to successful applicants. Projects submitting full proposals are: New Materials for Clean Energy and Enhanced Energy Efficiency from Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Reservoirs (Univ…

NSERC and Manitoba Hydro fund three research teams

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Manitoba Hydro and the Univ of Manitoba have announced $13 million in cash and in-kind for three research teams in the province. NSERC is providing $6.25 million augmented by $4.27 million from Manitoba Hydro and $2.5 million from the Univ of Manitoba. A project led by Dr.…

NSERC Discovery Frontiers short list announced

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has released a short list of six proposals for its Discovery Frontiers competition. The fund provides $1 million annually over four years to successful applicants. Projects submitting full proposals are: New Materials for Clean Energy and Enhanced Energy Efficiency from Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Reservoirs (Univ…

College R&D projects awarded nearly $36 million

Two key support programs for college R&D have announced $35.9 million in grants for 38 projects across Canada. The flagship College and Community Innovation (CCI) program made $34 million in awards, bringing the total awarded since the program’s 2009 launch to $293.3 million. The awards — managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

College R&D projects awarded nearly $36 million

Two key support programs for college R&D have announced $35.9 million in grants for 38 projects across Canada. The flagship College and Community Innovation (CCI) program made $34 million in awards, bringing the total awarded since the program’s 2009 launch to $293.3 million. The awards — managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

BioMark to collaborate with U of A metabolomics centre

Vancouver’s BioMark Diagnostics Inc has received an Engage partnership grant to collaborate with The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) at the University of Alberta to research, validate and establish new biomarkers for metabolomic tests with clinical and diagnostic applications. TMIC is a Genome Canada-funded Science & Technology Innovation Centre that builds on metabolics expertise at the…

BioMark to collaborate with U of A metabolomics centre

Vancouver’s BioMark Diagnostics Inc has received an Engage partnership grant to collaborate with The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) at the University of Alberta to research, validate and establish new biomarkers for metabolomic tests with clinical and diagnostic applications. TMIC is a Genome Canada-funded Science & Technology Innovation Centre that builds on metabolics expertise at the…

NSERC provides $9.8 million for more CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $9.8 million to support the second tranche of this year’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE ) grants. The funding will allow the six training programs at five Ontario-based institutions to train graduate students in the skills they require to work in industry. Grants for…

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…