To participate in NSERC’s Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS), or Experience Awards, organizations must have completed an Application (new or renewal) for Eligibility of Organizations to Participate in NSERC's Industrial R&D Fellowships Program, Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program and Experience Awards (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 private-sector, for-profit organization that is doing R&D and is federally or provincially incorporated in Canada||Yes||Yes|
|A private-sector, for-profit organization that is doing R&D and is not incorporated, but is wholly Canadian-owned||Yes||Yes|
|A utility or provincial hydro company||Yes (some)||Yes|
|A start-up/spinoff company with its own research facilities and technical staff that are separate from the university||Yes
|A foreign company (as long as sufficient opportunities will be provided for interaction between the student and the company)||No||Yes*|
|An organization that represents a group of Canadian enterprises or producers||No||Yes**|
|Consulting firms, engineering firms and other enterprises that do not have production facilities||Yes||Yes|
|A government-owned organization, operating as a regular for-profit enterprise, or on a cost-recovery basis||Yes (some)||Yes**|
|A government department or agency||No||No*|
|A not-for-profit organization||No||Yes|
If you are unsure about the eligibility of a particular organization, contact NSERC staff.