To participate in NSERC’s Industrial R&D Fellowships (IRDF), Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS), or Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (I‑USRA), organizations must have completed an Application (new or renewal) for Eligibility of Organizations to Participate in NSERC’s IRDF Program, IPS Program and Industrial USRA Program (Form 183B) within the past three years. A separate Form 183B must be completed for each individual subsidiary, branch, division or location of the organization wanting to host a student or fellow.
The following table lists the type of organizations that may, in general, participate in the industrial training programs shown below.
|Type of Organizations|
|a) A private-sector, for-profit organization that is doing R&D and is federally or provincially incorporated in Canada||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|b) A private-sector, for-profit organization that is doing R&D and is not incorporated, but is wholly Canadian-owned||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|c) A utility or provincial hydro company||Yes (some)||Yes (some)||Yes|
|d) A start-up/spinoff company with its own research facilities that are separate from the university||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|e) A foreign company (as long as sufficient opportunities will be provided for interaction between the student and the company)||No||No||Yes*|
|f) An organization that represents a group of Canadian enterprises or producers||Yes||Yes||Yes**|
|g) Consulting firms, engineering firms and other enterprises that do not have production facilities||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|h) A government-owned organization, operating as a regular for-profit enterprise, or on a cost-recovery basis||Yes (some)||Yes (some)||Yes**|
|i) A government department or agency||No||No||No*|
|j) A not-for-profit organization||No||No||Yes|
If you are unsure about the eligibility of a particular organization, contact NSERC staff.