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Connect with NSERC

NSERC representatives regularly attend events across the country and value the opportunity to meet members of the research community. Whether it be a conference, meeting or speaking engagement, we are on the road throughout the year to share information and the latest updates on what’s happening at NSERC.

What’s New

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants Target Areas Survey

Thank you to all those who submitted input to help define the target areas in NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants for the next five years. This consultation is now complete.

Your input is part of an extensive consultation process that will ensure that Strategic Partnership Grants continue to enable leading-edge collaborative research that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society, and/or environment.

Further information on the new target areas and related research topics will be published here in late fall 2015.

Community Engagement Visits 2015

NSERC is hitting the road for its third round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to connect with us to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC's grants and scholarships staff.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • Discovery Research (update on Federal Budget, NSERC strategic plan, program news, etc.);
  • Scholarships and Fellowships (update on post-doctoral fellowships and Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program);
  • Women in Science and Engineering (update on new Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering as well as other initiatives); and
  • Policies and guidelines – (update on a variety of issues ranging from grant funding extensions to Open Access).

NSERC staff will be in communities across the country and invite you to learn more about confirmed dates and times or contact us at

Have a look at the presentation we are using to foster discussion and dialogue.

People Discovery Innovation