NSERC encourages Canadian researchers to collaborate with their colleagues abroad. It has signed bilateral agreements with several countries, which are primarily aimed at facilitating the flow of information between parties. NSERC's regular programs provide funds that can be used to support collaborations under these agreements:
Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Co-operation between NSERC and the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICyT)
Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Cooperation between NSERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Exchange of Letters between NSERC and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Co-operation between the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Canada (TECO). NSERC is the implementing agency on the Canadian side and the National Science Council (NSC) is the implementing agency on the Taiwanese side.