Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC funds science promotion funds for youth

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has awarded $1.9 million in funding to 52 organizations across Canada to deliver youth promotion services for science and engineering. The PromoScience program funds museums, science centres, universities and non-governmental organizations which deliver a wide variety of programming activities. A complete list of funding recipients can be found…

NSERC-funded college R&D projects announced

Eight applied research projects at community colleges have each received $2.3 million over five years in the inaugural round of the Community College Innovation (CCI) program. Administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the projects follow a successful $1.8-million College and Community Innovation Pilot Program launched in 2004 (R$, March 3/04). Four…

NSERC and France’s ANR plan increased collaboration

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has signed an MOU with France’s Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) to increase collaborative activity and fund joint research projects in priority areas. The MOU builds on existing collaboration between the two countries’ researchers and will focus on projects in biomedical technologies, manufacturing, healthy environment and…

NSERC announces $535 million in new grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded $535 million to professors, young researchers and undergraduate students at 75 institutions across Canada. The awards include $398 million in grants to approximately 3,000 researchers under NSERC’s bedrock Discovery Grants Program (DSP), $110 million to support 2,600 graduates students and 250 post-doctoral fellows and $15.6…

Canada fares well on Wireless Fast 50 ranking

Canada placed 14 companies on the inaugural Deloitte & Touche Wireless Fast 50 ranking, including six from the Ottawa region. BTI Systems Inc, Ottawa, and Tira Wireless Inc, Toronto, tied for 4th position with five-year growth rates of more than 16,000%. Rounding out the top 10 is MyThum Interactive Inc (Toronto/#6). Other notable rankings include…

NRC, NSERC and BDC team up for nanotech

Three key Canadian S&T players are teaming up to launch a new program for nanoscience and nanotechnology. The National Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are each contributing $6 million over three years to fund large-scale, technology-driven projects that leverage nanotech expertise at the NRC and Canadian universities. The Business…

Biggest IPY project to study flaw leads

The Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study — the largest research project approved under the International Polar Year program — has been launched with $25.5 million in funding. The project – led by Dr David Barber of the Univ of Manitoba – will generate scientific knowledge on the interactions between climate change and the ocean…

Common CV Network gains new members

Canada’s three granting agencies are teaming with their Quebec counterparts to extend the reach of the Canadian Common CV for researchers. The Canadian Common CV is a collection of a common, standardized, web-based, data set required from the funding agencies. It’s designed to ease the process of applying for funding from the participating agencies. The…

NSERC introduces novel pilot workshops program

A three-year, $1-million pilot Strategic Workshops Program (SWP) has been launched by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Designed to enhance collaboration between academic researchers and end-user organizations in government and industry, the program will award 40 one-time grants of up to $25,000 on an annual basis. The workshops are intended to generate collaborations…

Fellowships created for Quebec photonics students

Three research organization have signed an agreement that will see $500,000 over five years invested in industrial innovation scholarships for photonics. The agreement involves the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT), with each party contributing one…