Alliance Grants


NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis. NSERC is providing up to $15 million in total support to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers and the public and not-for-profit sectors, and industry to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges. Support for up to $50,000 for one-year projects is being made available immediately.

Please visit the NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants webpage for more information.

How to apply

Fill out the proposal template following the instructions for completing an Alliance grant application. Submit your completed application and supporting documents, including the Personal Data Form with Common CV attachment for the applicant and all co-applicants, through NSERC’s Online system. Your contact person will be invited through the Online system to provide information about the partner organization following the Partner Organization Instructions.

You can apply at any time. The number of applications, review mechanism and expected assessment time differ for each cost-sharing option (see Funding and Review).

Equity, diversity and inclusion

NSERC is committed to excellence in research and research training for the benefit of Canadians. Achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is also essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to seize opportunities and respond to global challenges.

You are asked to consider sex, gender and diversity in the project’s research design and to consider how to promote and support a variety of forms of mentoring to ensure trainees’ equitable participation and growth. Furthermore, in large proposals, you must strive for equity, diversity and inclusion when developing your group of co-applicants, partners and trainees. See Guide for Applicants: considering equity, diversity, and inclusion in your application.

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