Applied Research and Development grants
Applied Research and Development (ARD) grants support research and development (R&D) projects led by college researchers in partnership with organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and can include other academic institutions as co-applicants.
To apply for an ARD grant, the college must include at least one partner organization that is recognized for cost sharing. Collectively, the partner(s) must:
- collaborate actively in the project's research (rather than contract for services rendered) and contribute at least 25 per cent of the grant amount in cash
- have a credible plan to use the research results to provide economic, social, health or environmental benefits for Canadians
- have the capability, maturity and resources to implement the plan
In order to be recognized for cost sharing, partners must also meet the guidelines for NSERC's College and Community Innovation (CCI) program (partnership guidelines).