NSERC connects researchers with over 4,000 partners in industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Our researchers bring world firsts in knowledge, specialized equipment and young talent to R&D collaborative projects. They make breakthroughs for Canada’s economy, society and the environment.
Supports research projects that involve collaborative teams of researchers and partners to accelerate the application of results and creates wide-reaching impacts for Canada.
NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants
Supports university researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
College Applied Research Rapid Response to COVID-19
Supports colleges and polytechnics and their partners to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior University Programs
Information on prior NSERC Research Partnership Grants for Universities.
Idea to Innovation
Helps universities and colleges develop promising technologies and scale them up to be tech-transfer ready.
Collaborative Health Research Projects
Targets interdisciplinary research to advance science and engineering innovation in health. Funded jointly with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
College and Community Innovation Program
Supports applied research at Canada’s colleges that provides innovative solutions for local and regional business.
Synergy Awards for Innovation
Honours outstanding, high-impact R&D collaborations.