Volume 47 - No. 2

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NSERC Accessibility Plan to improve access to programming and services for all

The NSERC Accessibility Plan outlines ways to make the agency and its programs and services more accessible, for both the Canadian research community and agency employees.


Government of Canada invests $1.4 billion in strategic research at postsecondary institutions

An investment of $1.4 billion in support of 11 large-scale research initiatives in strategic areas, through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), will allow researchers to capitalize on the strengths of their respective research areas, and attract capital and world-class talent.

$200 million in support of Canadian-led interdisciplinary, international, high-risk and high-reward research

195 projects receive support through three different New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) competitions.

$9.4 million awarded to support research on small modular reactors

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are pleased to announce funding of $9.4 million over three years to support 29 research projects through the NSERC-CNSC Small Modular Reactors Research Grant Initiative.

NSERC launches two Alliance International Quantum funding opportunities

These grants will provide support for university researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations with researchers in the academic sector that will strengthen research excellence in Canada and abroad, and further develop Canadian research strengths and leadership in quantum science and technology.

NSERC is now accepting applications for Alliance Consortia Quantum grants

The next competition for the Alliance Consortia Quantum grants, in support of the National Quantum Strategy, is now accepting applications for projects that enable a coordinated approach to quantum research and innovation across Canada.

Ten Canadian postsecondary institutions received the first Dimensions recognitions for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion

The program was launched to help drive a deeper cultural change within the postsecondary research ecosystem by identifying and eliminating obstacles and inequities. The ten recipients were part of a cohort of 17 institutions co-developing the Canadian recognition program as part of a five-year pilot.

NSERC and the French National Research Agency form partnership

New collaboration will create a framework to support new and existing collaboration between both countries and launch joint calls for proposals, in support of a new joint committee announced by the governments of Canada and France.

Update to NSERC Prizes nomination deadlines

NSERC’s suite of prizes will have new nomination deadlines for the next competition. The call for nominations will be launched this August in parallel with the updated program descriptions on NSERC’s website. Visit NSERC’s website to view the new deadlines for each prize.

The Tri-agency celebrates the publication of institutional research data management strategies

Postsecondary institutions and research hospitals eligible to administer funds from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC achieved a milestone in March 2023 with the publication of their institutional research data management (RDM) strategies. Congratulations to these institutions! RDM plays a key role in ensuring the integrity and accessibility of Canadian research.

NSERC welcomes Dr. Mark Green, from Queen’s University, as its new Scholar in Residence

NSERC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Green, to occupy the advisory position of Scholar in Residence from 2023 to 2025. In his role as Scholar in Residence, Dr. Green will provide NSERC with unique and novel viewpoints from an Indigenous researcher perspective on NSERC’s programs, policies, and processes.

Learn more about the Canada Research Coordinating Committee

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (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.

Consolidated telephone contact information for NSERC

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.

Science promoters

Science, Action! video contest winners announced

On June 1st, NSERC and FRQNT announced the six winners of a special edition of the video contest Science, Action! highlighting the benefits of research in the fields of natural sciences and engineering and making the connection between basic sciences and the Sustainable Development Goals. Check them out!

Dr. Joseph Khoury receives the 2022 NSERC Award for Science Promotion

For his extraordinary work making mathematics and statistics relevant and accessible to students across Canada, Dr. Joseph Khoury, of the University of Ottawa, receives the NASP Award 2022.

Vote now for your favorite research image

This year's Science Exposed public voting is now open! View the 20 research images that are in the running for the 2023 People's Choice Award and vote for your favorite one! Science Exposed is an annual research image contest revealing the beauty and wonder of scientific observations done in Canada. Contest presented in collaboration with Acfas.

In September, nurture your science culture

From September 18 to 24, 2023, everyone is invited to participate in Science Literacy Week. We’re encouraging Canadians to explore energy, how it’s applied, and the technologies and processes used to generate it in all its forms. If you have a great idea for a fun science event, visit scienceliteracy.ca to know how you can become a partner.

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