Volume 47 - No. 1
True to its commitment to research excellence in the natural sciences and engineering, NSERC has launched a hub highlighting its actions, programs and policies related to EDI as a tool for the research community, policymakers and other stakeholders to work with us on strengthening the research ecosystem.
The Government of Canada, through NSERC and SSHRC, joins efforts with international partners to take part in the Global Centres initiative, led by the US National Science Foundation, for use-inspired research addressing global challenges in climate change and clean energy.
This investment, made through the integrated Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund competition, will bolster research and talent development efforts led by the institutions, working in collaboration with their partners.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of close to $51 million to 75 recipients awarded through NSERC’s Alliance grants and Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grants.
Complementary NSERC and SNSF funding opportunities will allow Canadian and Swiss researchers to access support for joint research projects.
The official human research ethics policy of the three federal research funding agencies has been updated. The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2022) reflects priorities identified by the Panel on Research Ethics, the tri-agencies, and feedback received from the research community during public consultations in 2021.
Through these grants, NRCan will provide support up to $100,000 per year, for up to four years. NSERC’s contribution will be calculated using the Alliance program’s cost-sharing formula.
NSERC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, are pleased to announce a new partnership to develop the solutions required for a sustainable, resilient, and profitable agriculture and agri-food sector in the uncertain climate and net zero economy of the future.
This 5-minute video helps support a more holistic approach to research evaluation. See how focussing less on shorthand and quantitative criteria such as journal-based metrics and h-index promotes a fair process.
The CRCC advances federal research priorities and the coordination of policies and programs of Canada’s research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Visit the Committee’s website for the latest updates and opportunities for Canada’s research community.
As of December 6, 2021, NSERC has consolidated its telephone numbers under its toll-free telephone number (1-855-275-2861), which serves as the new single point of entry for contacting all NSERC's programs. Please update your contact information as other dedicated program numbers are no longer in use.
NSERC announced more than $32 million in funding for 20 new training initiatives for the next generation of scientists and engineers through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.
NSERC has partnered with other organizations to offer supplements to NSERC-funded undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral students. The supplements include topics of relevance to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) – Canadian Forest Service.
As of April 1, 2023, College and Community Innovation (CCI) grants are part of the funding opportunities that receive an automatic one-year extension, as per the tri-agency guide on financial administration, Extension period for the authority to use grant funds. This change applies to new and current CCI grants.
Participate in Science Odyssey with your own science outreach and promotion initiatives and contribute to enhancing a scientific mindset among the public. Or, discover more than 1,000 STEM activities everywhere in Canada!
This year, Science Literacy Week will be celebrated from September 18 to 24, and the theme will be energy. Energy comes in many forms, such as mechanical, kinetic, thermal, chemical, radiant and nuclear, and is manifested in many ways. Subscribe to the distribution list for the latest information.
On March 8th, NSERC proudly celebrated International Women’s Day. Read a special message from our Vice-President and Chair of Council, Dr. Charmaine Dean.
Manal Bahubeshi, Vice-President of Research Partnerships at NSERC met virtually with Naila Moloo, recipient of the 2022 Canadian Museum of Nature’s Nature Inspirate Award, to discuss her passions, her accomplishments and to learn from her perseverance and thoughtful advice.