Organization: Networks of Centres of Excellence

NCE launches pilot networking program

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program is launching a new pilot program to help research groups develop new partnerships with receptor communities. Budgeted at $1 million annually, it targets research teams that already receive research funding. The first competition is underway, with notices of intent due by July 25. The NCE program will…

Three NCEs pass mid-term review

Three Networks of Centres of Excellence created in 1999 have passed their mid-term reviews and received a total of $39 million to fund their research through to March 31/06. The Canadian Stroke Network, AquaNet and the Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics were reviewed by expert panels that examined research excellence, training of highly qualified…

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…

NCE holding new open competition

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program has announced a new competition with funding of $12 million annually. The open competition is expected to fund to or three new Networks and the deadlines for Letters of Intent and Full Applications are July 2/02 and March7/03 respectively. Successful Networks will begin operations in the fall…

ISIS and SFM NCEs pass review for funding

Two Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) have been approved for their second seven-year funding cycle after being reviewed by an expert panel of national and international researchers. Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS) and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) were provided with funding for the next four years totalling $29.2 million. ISIS received $12.8 million…