Technology Access Centre grants
Colleges applying for a new TAC grant must complete a two-stage application process. The first stage is the preparation of a letter of intent (LOI). Based on the evaluation of this letter by the review committee, NSERC will invite selected colleges to submit a full application. The letter of intent and full application are each peer reviewed using the TAC grants merit evaluation criteria. Existing TACs that are up for renewal for an additional five-year term do not need to submit an LOI. Renewal applications must include a report highlighting their accomplishments of the previous five years, which will be evaluated using the same merit evaluation criteria as LOIs and new TAC applications. Colleges cannot hold more than three TAC grants at the same time. As a result, colleges with three active TAC grants cannot apply for a new TAC grant.
For colleges and CEGEPs in Quebec, grants are limited to a maximum of $100,000 per year. Applications must be submitted through the Convergence Portal. See the TAC LOI and TAC application instructions for more detail.