The proposed program will include many new features, but participants familiar with NSERC's current partnerships grants will find that the new proposed program would support many of the same kinds of collaborations. Download the latest version of the proposed framework and give us your feedback by January 2nd, 2019.
As we prepare for the launch of the new program, we aim to make the transition as seamless as possible for our community. Read more about the transition plans for each program.
The Fund will invest $275 million over the next five years, and $65 million ongoing, to support opportunities for early career researchers to conduct high-risk, high-reward, international and interdisciplinary research not available through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies.
Canada Research Chairs Program announcement includes a new Government of Canada investment of $210 million over the next five years that will add 285 new chairs.
More than 90 projects are receiving over $45 million through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program and the College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF).
The next call for proposals under the Discovery Frontiers program focuses on antimicrobial resistance in the environment. Funding available is $1 million per year for four years.
NSERC has launched an evaluation of its discovery research programs, a process that the agency undertakes every five years. The evaluation covers a broad suite of grants, supplements and institutes, and will look at how effective these mechanisms are in addressing the needs of researchers.
NSERC has invested the maximum of new funding announced in Budget 2018 funds into the discovery research program, while taking into account Budget 2018 priorities for equity, diversity and inclusion, and support for early career researchers. Read more about how these funds are being deployed.
NSERC congratulates Dr. Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo on being named a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Strickland is the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, and only the third woman ever to have won the prize.
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan met with her German counterpart to discuss and celebrate Canada and Germany's mutual interests in advancing research and innovation.
NSERC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Digvir S. Jayas as its Interim President, on a part-time basis, for the period November 8, 2018 to November 7, 2019, or until such time as a new President is appointed, whichever occurs first.