Ottawa prepares for future pandemics with launch of life science strategy, CellCAN and CCRM launch a new cell and gene therapy institute to tackle gaps in training, a new fund dedicated to developing transit solutions for rural and remote communities, and more.
Organization: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
International science collaborations have never been more active than during the pandemic. The sharing of scientific information across borders — from genomic datasets to open-access journal articles — has allowed for rapid progress in the fight against COVID-19 that would otherwise have been hamstrung.
The federal government has released a list of guidelines for universities and research institutions as the result of a working group convened earlier this summer.
Ottawa plans to fast-track smaller grant approvals in multiple research areas based on the success of two COVID-19 quick-response research funding programs, Research Money has learned. The council plans to roll out its new rapid-response grants within the next year.
Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, heads the INGSA international network, Ottawa moves to accelerate innovation in Canadian mining, and more.
Canada and the United States have established a formal research partnership between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the US National Science Foundation to advance collaboration in fundamental discovery research.
Emerging evidence suggests a dramatic decline in research productivity among female researchers globally, especially those early in their careers who are more likely than their peers to have been juggling homeschooling and other parenting duties since the pandemic began. Academic researchers are sounding the alarm—and calling for swift action.
With funding from the Department of Defence and other agencies, the mineral development company ZEN Graphene Solutions has launched a research collaboration with UBC’s Dr. Mohammad Arjmand (PhD) and his team to develop graphene nanocomposites for use in satellites.
A general strike in support of Black academics on June 10th may have signalled the end of business-as-usual for diversity and inclusion efforts at post-secondary institutions.
NSERC has done things “we never thought were possible” as it moves to address the research community’s evolving needs.