Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC funds student training skills

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $29.6 million in awards for 18 projects through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The program is designed to attract and retain talent by assisting postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students in gaining professional experience. At least 60% of CREATE program funding targets environmental…

Canada part of new G8 research funding initiative

Canadian researchers will be participating in three of six projects aimed at developing a new generation of software to exploit anticipated increases in computer processing speeds in the next 10 years. Projects funded under the inaugural competition of the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding are worth $10 million, with $773,000 coming from…

Xogen deploys waste water treatment technology

Xogen Technologies is taking its patented waste water treatment technology to the global market following the successful deployment of a pilot plant in its home town of Orangeville ON. The company’s technology not only treats waste water to regulated requirements but it also removes pharmaceutical and personal care products to below detectable levels and generates…

Expanded CHRP funding comes with new rules

The expanded Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program has announced changes for the 2012 competition. The joint program between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will now require applicants to include a knowledge/technology user partner in their proposals. Ongoing research projects are now eligible for research funding…

Carleton Univ cancels Foundry Program

Carleton Univ‘s Foundry Program has been cancelled after 12 years. The program — designed to provide students with entrepreneurial and commercialization training and assistance in creating tech-based businesses — was operated out of the university’s technology transfer office with support from the office of the VP research. The university is defending the decision to end…

NSERC announces 2010 Synergy Awards

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced the winners of this year’s Synergy Awards for Innovation, given to exemplary university-industry collaboration. Each university researcher receives a $200,000 research grant while participating companies can hire an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow for two years with NSERC picking up the company portion of the salary.…

Automotive partnership fund makes four awards

The Automotive Partnership Fund (APF) has invested $14.9 million in four university-based projects worth a total of $28.7 million. The largest award ($10.6 million) goes to a $16-million R&D project at McMaster Univ for a project entitled Network for the Engineering of Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems in collaboration with General Motors Canada,…

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…

Banff math research station gets $10.3 million for renewal

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for mathematics has received $10.3 million in renewal funding from its North American backers. The largest amount comes from the US National Science Foundation ($3.68 million), followed by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology ($3.4 million) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ($3.25 million). The Mexican partner —…

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…