Innovate / Joint research calls /
The following funding opportunities support R&D collaborations on topics of national and global importance, including intermittent targeted calls that are funded jointly with other organizations.
Call for joint Canada-Germany projects on hydrogen technologies
A collaborative research partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) to fund research projects on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Call for joint Canada-UK projects on quantum technologies
A collaborative research partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to allow for the collaboration between leading-edge scientists and potential innovative users, from industry and/or government sectors, to accelerate the development of quantum technologies.
National Science Foundation Global Centres
A collaborative research partnership between NSERC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the US National Science Foundation, Australia's Commonwealth Science and Innovation Research Organization, and UK Research and Innovation to encourage and support international collaborative research on climate change and clean energy.
NSERC-CNSC Small Modular Reactors Research Grant Initiative
A collaborative research partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission that will increase the scientific information available to support regulatory decision-making and oversight of small modular reactors.
NSERC-CSE Research Communities grants
A collaborative research partnership with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) to fund Research Communities to conduct unclassified research on cutting-edge technologies in areas of strategic importance to CSE and the Government of Canada, focusing on robust, secure, and safe artificial intelligence.
NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry
A collaborative research partnership with the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) to support research projects on sustainable processes and chemistry.
NSERC-European Commission – Joint call on quantum technologies
A collaborative research partnership with the European Commission to support advancements in the development of quantum technologies.
NSERC-National Science Foundation – Collaboration on quantum science and artificial intelligence
A collaborative research partnership with the US National Science Foundation to support discovery and innovation in the areas of artificial intelligence and quantum science.
Plastics science for a cleaner future
A collaborative research partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada to support multidisciplinary, collaborative networks of researchers in advancing scientific knowledge on plastic pollution.
Sustainable agriculture research initiative
A collaborative research partnership between NSERC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to support collaborative research to initiate or accelerate the development of solutions that will be required for a sustainable, resilient and profitable agriculture sector in a net zero economy.