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Eligibility for Universities and Colleges

Institutions that are eligible to apply for and receive NSERC funding include both universities and colleges. Eligibility criteria and access to programs differ for the two types of institutions. For more information on the general eligibility of institutions, the criteria that apply to funding programs aimed at institutions, or the policies and practices related to managing federal funding or conducting research, select the appropriate heading below.

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