NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants

Research topics

Science, technology and engineering topics within NSERC’s mandate, directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, are appropriate for these applications. Teams can be multidisciplinary, however the major focus should not be medical or clinical research (see the Addendum to the guidelines for the eligibility of applications related to health for more details).

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • computational modeling and simulation for improved understanding of viral populations and of viral evolution;
  • new technologies relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • better understanding of viral persistence in the environment;
  • design and engineering expertise in advanced manufacturing of COVID-19-relevant equipment and supplies.

Applicants and the partner organizations must consider the unique present circumstances when planning their work (e.g., access to the institution vs. working remotely, respecting physical distancing, etc.).

Applicants and partners commit to sharing progress and results with relevant government organizations. In line with NSERC’s Policy on Intellectual Property, this call requires the utilization of results of research for the benefit of Canada and Canadians, and the publication of research results in the open literature.

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Application deadline
Before June 1, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (ET)

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