Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Pilot launched to access US research program

Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has developed a pilot project that provides access for Canadian university researchers to the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Funding for Canadian participation will be mostly provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. MURI projects are typically worth about $1 million…

NSERC provides funding to photonics research network

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced funding for a new broadband research network. NSERC will provide $7 million over five years to the Agile All-Photonics Research Network (AAPN), that permits the capacity of entire national networks to be transmitted over a single fibre. Nearly $1 million and in-kind support was provided…

NSERC expands Northern Research Chairs program

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has expanded its Northern Research Chairs program with the announcement of an additional $6.1 million to fund six new chairs. The chairs will be located at Carleton Univ, McGill Univ, Univ of Manitoba, Univ of Alberta, Univ of Laval and Wilfred Laurier Univ. They will focus their…

NSERC allocates budget increase

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced how it will allocate the $36.5-million increase in base funding received in the last federal Budget (R$, December 17/01). The bulk of the new money ($27.5 million) is being devoted to increasing the success rate of first-time Research Grants applicants for those who have applied…

NSERC makes changes to industrial chairs program

Several changes have been announced for the Industrial Research Chairs (IRC) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, in a move to strengthen the ability of universities to enhance their research capacity efforts. The five program enhancements include the introduction of Executive Research Chairs, providing five-year, non-tenured appointments for candidates from industry or…

SOLAS receives $9 million for climate change research

The Canadian Surface Ocean Lower Atmospheric Study (SOLAS) has received nearly $9 million to study key interactions between the atmosphere and oceans as they relate to climate change. The funding will be provided by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The Department of…

WestLink launches two-year internship program

WestLink Innovation Network has launched a $2.1-million program designed to train 20 business and technology professionals with expertise in the area of commercialization. The successful interns were selected from a field of 200 applicants to participate in the two-year internship, giving them exposure to university research technology management, commercialization in a small high-tech firm, and…

NSERC launches six Northern Research Chairs

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC is launching up to six Northern Research Chairs as a first step towards implementing recommendations contains in last year’s task force report (R$, October 2/00). The chairs program will begin immediately and ramp up over two years to $1.25 million annually. The joint NSERC/Social Sciences and Humanities…

MMO support key to licensing deal

Two Univ of Toronto researchers have signed a major licensing agreement with Stuart Energy to develop advanced electrocatalyst technology used in water electrolysis to harness hydrogen. The technology was developed with the funding and guidance of Materials and Manufacturing Ontario (MMO), one of four Ontario Centres of Excellence. Stuart Energy has raised $150 million and…

SYNERGY AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT INNOVATION 2000

The winners of the Synergy Awards for University-Industry Partnerships have been announced. Jointly sponsored by the Conference Board of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, they are: APT Power Technologies and Univ of Manitoba; World Heart Corp and Univ of Ottawa Heart Institute; Semex Alliance and Univ of Laval; MDS Sciex and…