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Alliance funding supports R&D collaborations between Canadian university researchers and partners from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors, as well as opportunities for Canadian researchers to work with national and international academic counterparts.

Effective December 2023, NSERC is making a number of improvements and changes to Alliance to better support partnered research in Canada. To learn more about these changes and how they are being implemented, please visit the latest news.

NSERC/FRQNT NOVA program for junior researchers

A partnership with Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) to support research projects led by junior researchers from Quebec in collaboration with researchers from other Canadian provinces and territories.

Accepting applications

NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates (AI) Advance grants

A research partnership with Alberta Innovates that supports technology advancements.

Accepting applications

NSERC Alliance and Alberta Innovates Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) Stream II

A collaborative research partnership with Alberta Innovates’ CASBE program.

Accepting applications

NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grants

A partnership with Mitacs for additional funding within Alliance applications for enhanced student training.

Accepting applications

NSERC Alliance grants and Ontario Centre of Innovation Collaborate 2 Commercialize

A collaborative research partnership with the OCI’s C2C program.

Accepting applications

Alliance Missions: Critical minerals research

A call to strengthen Canada’s position as a global supplier of choice.

Not accepting applications

NOVA: NSERC-FRQNT Team Research supplements

A collaborative research partnership with Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) to provide additional support to research teams in Quebec that include early career researchers.

Not accepting applications

NSERC-NRCan partnership to fund research on small modular reactors

A partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to fund research on small modular reactors.

Not accepting applications
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