Details on Transfer Payment Programs

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Grants and Scholarships (voted)
Start date 1978
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2011-12
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.1 People: Research Talent,
Program 1.2 Discovery: Advancement of Knowledge
Description NSERC's class grant Grants and Scholarships program supports university-based basic and project research, college-based project research, provides scholarships and fellowships to young researchers, and facilitates links between universities, colleges, the private sector, and governments.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • Differences between planned and actual spending in Program People relates to normal turnover of Canada Research Chairs, Scholarships awardees and transfer to Industry for the Let's Talk Science Program to promote science, technology, engineering and math skills development among young Canadians.
  • Differences between planned and actual spending in Program Innovation relates to normal turnover in Research in Strategic Areas awardees.
  • The variance in Program Innovation is explained by the transfer of unused funds from other NSERC programs.
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
Engagement of applicants and recipients Disclosure of Grants and Scholarships

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
People: - Total grants 195,307,966 196,310,912 207,411,000 205,061,000 193,195,331 -14,215,669
Discovery - Total grants 398,544,717 412,157,691 397,608,940 397,166,140 414,684,140 17,075,200
Innovation - Total grants 252,880,895 254,561,595 255,344,546 255,956,720 250,264,389 -5,080,157
Total grants 846,733,578 863,030,198 860,364,486 858,183,860 858,143,860 -2,220,626
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 846,733,578 863,030,198 860,364,486 858,183,860 858,143,860 -2,220,626

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Canada Graduate Scholarships (voted)
Start date 2003
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2009-10
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.1 People: Research Talent.
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in master's or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 42,563,232 42,542,644 42,580,000 42,580,000 42,572,667 -7,333
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 42,563,232 42,542,644 42,580,000 42,580,000 42,572,667 -7,333

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (voted)
Start date 2008
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2014-15
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.1 People: Research Talent.
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program provides financial support to Canadian and International students who have achieved outstanding success in their studies and will pursue a doctoral program at a Canadian university in the areas of natural sciences and engineering.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 8,275,000 8,107,501 8,350,000 8,350,000 8,286,944 -63,056
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Total program 8,275,000 8,107,501 8,350,000 8,350,000 8,286,944 -63,056

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Canada Excellence Research Chairs (voted)
Start date 2008
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2010-11
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.1 People: Research Talent.
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grants Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program to attract Canadian and international leaders who can positively contribute to our global competitiveness, future prosperity and well-being, as well as provide deeper understanding of the human dimension of technological change in the areas of natural sciences and engineering.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
Evaluations planned January 2018
Engagement of applicants and recipients This link will take you to another Web site Canada Research Chairs

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 18,200,000 21,800,000 25,050,000 25,050,000 25,050,000 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 18,200,000 21,800,000 25,050,000 25,050,000 25,050,000 0

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Industrial R&D Intership (voted)
Start date 2007
End date Moved to ISED on April 1st, 2016.
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2012-13
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.1 People: Research Talent, and Program 1.3 Innovation: Research Partnership
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Industrial R&D Internship (IRDI) Program provides financial support to eligible, non-for-profit organizations to match graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with private sector organizations for private sector research internships involving expertise in natural sciences and engineering. The interns work on research projects jointly developed by their private sector partner and academic supervisor.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 6,880,000 6,880,000 6,880,125 6,880,125 6,880,000 -125
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 6,880,000 6,880,000 6,880,125 6,880,125 6,880,000 -125

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Networks of Centres of Excellence (voted)
Start date 1997
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2014-15
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.3 Innovation: Research Partnership
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Networks of Centres of Excellence program to mobilize Canada's research talent in the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors and apply it to the task of developing the economy and improving the quality of life of Canadians.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
Engagement of applicants and recipients This link will take you to another Web site Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 33,430,050 33,430,050 33,430,050 33,430,050 33,430,050 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 33,430,050 33,430,050 33,430,050 33,430,050 33,430,050 0

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (voted)
Start date 2007
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2007-08
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.3 Innovation: Research Partnership
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence program establishes networks conducting research in priority areas resulting in a long-term competitive advantage to consortia of Canadian firms, supported by networks of academics and government researchers in areas of natural sciences and engineering. This program is included within the class grants Networks of Centres of Excellence program.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
Engagement of applicants and recipients This link will take you to another Web site Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence Program

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 5,573,412 6,709,482 6,917,000 6,917,000 6,917,000 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 5,573,412 6,709,482 6,917,000 6,917,000 6,917,000 0

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Centres of Excellence for Commercialization (voted)
Start date 2007
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2008-09
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.3 Innovation: Research Partnership
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program supports the operation of commercialization and/or research Centres that bring together people, services, and infrastructure to maximize the benefits of the government's investments in skills and research and to encourage greater private sector investment in science and technology, in areas of natural sciences and engineering.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • The variance between planned and actual spending relates to the program cycle, where funding amounts are determined post-competition and appropriated through the Supplementary Estimates.
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
Engagement of applicants and recipients December 2015
Engagement of applicants and recipients This link will take you to another Web site Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 10,821,538 8,180,493 6,501,237 8,925,237 8,925,237 2,424,000
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 10,821,538 8,180,493 6,501,237 8,925,237 8,925,237 2,424,000

General Information

Name of transfer payment program College and Community Innovation Program (voted)
Start date 2007
End date On-going
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2016-17
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.3 Innovation: Research Partnership
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program increases innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), in areas of natural sciences and engineering. It supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies, in areas of strategic importance to Canada.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
Engagement of applicants and recipients October 2017
Engagement of applicants and recipients College and Community Innovation Program

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 40,570,662 40,525,238 40,705,157 40,705,157 40,655,749 -49,408
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 40,570,662 40,525,238 40,705,157 40,705,157 40,655,749 -49,408

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Canada First Research Excellence Fund (voted)
Start date 2015
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2015-16
Strategic Outcome Canada is a world leader in advancing, connecting and applying new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.
Link to the organization’s program(s) Program 1.2 Discovery: Advancement of Knowledge
Description NSERC's portion of the tri-agency class grant Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) Program offers eligible Canadian postsecondary degree/diploma granting institutions the opportunity to turn their key strengths into world-leading capabilities and become global research leaders in research areas of strategic importance to Canada, including but not limited to: advanced manufacturing, the environment and agriculture, health and life sciences, information and communication technologies, and natural resources and energy. This program is necessary to help Canadian postsecondary institutions compete with the best in the world for talent and partnership opportunities, to make breakthrough discoveries, and to excel globally in research areas that will create long-term economic advantages for Canada. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Results achieved See Departmental Performance Report and supporting information on related lower-level programs.
Comments on variances
  • These figures do not include operating expenses.
  • The variance between planned and actual spending relates to the launch of the new program, where funding amounts was appropriated through the Supplementary Estimates.

Performance Information (dollars)

Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14 Actual spending 2014-15 Actual spending 2015-16 Planned spending 2015-16 Total authorities available for use 2015-16 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 31,234,944 31,234,943 31,234,943
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 0 0 0 31,234,944 31,234,943 31,234,943

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