Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC’s college program makes 11 new awards

Eleven new projects have been awarded nearly $15 million under the College and Community Innovation Program (CCIP) administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The value of the awards range from $200,000 to $2.3 million and will last between two and five years, covering a wide range of technology applications from land…

NSERC announces latest CREATE awards

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded $32 million over six years for 20 projects designed to raise the standards for best practices in the mentoring and training of new researchers and enhance their employability skills. The awards under the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program are intended to attract highly…

Climate change adaptation research initiative launched

Four Canadian research agencies have teamed up to launch a $12.5 million initiative to explore how humans and natural systems are adapting to actual and expected changes in climate both in Canada and the developing world. A call for proposals has been issued to seek research teams for The International Research Initiative on Adaptation to…

NSERC makes strategic projects grants worth $53.5M

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has awarded $53.5 million over three years to 112 research projects under its Strategic Projects Grants and New Media Initiative programs. The projects see university researchers partner with private sector and not-for-profit organizations in areas aligned with the federal S&T Strategy that hold the potential for economic and…

Second round of college projects receives $20 million

Quebec CEGEPs are the big winners in the second competition of the College and Community Innovation Program (CCI). Now a permanent program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the latest round yielded nine winners including four CEGEP projects. The winners will share $20.1 million over five years with recipients receiving between $1.9 million…

New $5-million software engineering chair at Queen’s

Queen’s Univ will be home to a new $5-million Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering of Large-Scale Systems The funding comes from Research in Motion Ltd and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. The chair will seek ways to improve the efficiency and reliability of software integration across multiple systems. RIM and NSERC already…

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…