Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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…

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…