A planned outage affecting this website and several other NSERC and SSHRC (including TIPS) websites and granting portals will take place from Friday, June 28, 2024, at 4 p.m., until Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 8 a.m. (ET). For more details, visit NSERC or SSHRC/TIPS dedicated webpages.


NSERC came into existence on May 1, 1978. University-based research had previously been supported through the National Research Council; the report of the Senate Special Committee on Science Policy led to Bill C-26, which created NSERC. NSERC has grown since that first day, from a budget of $112 million, to a budget of $1.1 billion.

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