Volume 44 – No. 2

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Government of Canada celebrates Canada’s top scientists and engineers

On November 10th, the 2020 NSERC Prizes recognized exemplary achievements by some of the best and brightest researchers in the world in a virtual ceremony with special guests.


NSERC honours Canadian Nobel laureates

NSERC is proud to announce two new prizes for research excellence named for Drs. Donna Strickland and Arthur McDonald that will be awarded to deserving scientists and engineers beginning in 2021.

Updates to Alliance literature

The Alliance literature was recently updated to streamline and clarify various points, as well as to provide access to additional resources based on feedback and questions from the community.

Introducing the Safeguarding your Research portal

NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR and the Canada Foundation for Innovation provide tools for the academic community to self-evaluate and take actions to mitigate risks associated with their research, their research partnerships and their international travel.

College and Community Social Innovation Fund competition is now open

Managed by NSERC in collaboration with SSHRC and CIHR, these grants are intended to foster community innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations.

Peer review meetings for the 2021 Discovery Grants competition will take place by videoconference

In light of the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC is taking action to ensure effective and timely delivery of the 2021 Discovery Grants competition.

Dimensions innovates with the international equality charter pairing network

Post-secondary institutions across the world committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion have been paired together to share insight and lessons learned.

Looking for: Engaged women researchers to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion

NSERC announces a Call for Proposals to fill the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in the British Columbia and Yukon region.

Membership of the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research announced

Eighteen individuals will provide advice and guidance on the development and implementation of culturally appropriate review approaches and practices for research conducted by and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

Government of Canada invests $140 million, appointing world-class researchers as new or renewed Canada Research Chairs

In its 20th year, the CRC Program continues to provide opportunities for researchers to excel in their fields, and build teams of experts at Canadian institutions.

New joint Mitacs-NSERC-CCI application eases access to funding for college-based R&D

The collaboration leverages the highly qualified personnel — students and/or postdoctoral fellows — of Canada’s colleges, CEGEPs, and polytechnics interested in developing social innovation.

Alberta Innovates expands partnership with NSERC to benefit Alberta-based small businesses

$4.6 million joint program to make small businesses more competitive.

OCE and NSERC announce a new partnership to drive industry-academic R&D commercialization

New partnership will expand opportunities for Ontario’s small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and commercialize technical innovations.

UK and Canada collaborate to launch world-first programme of quantum technologies

The eight winning projects will share grants of £2 million from the UK and C$4.4 million total investments from Canada under the bilateral initiative.


NSERC increases value of Undergraduate Student Research Awards

NSERC is pleased to announce that starting with the Summer 2021 competition the value of the NSERC portion of the USRA will be increased from $4,500 to $6,000.

Science promoters

NSERC announces funding to foster science communications skills

Twenty-one recipients will share more than $400,000 in funding to enhance the science communications skills of students and researchers in the natural sciences and engineering.

Applications open for 2021 STEAM Horizon Awards!

Do you know a young person between the ages of 16 and 18 who stands out as a leader, achiever and innovator? Encourage them to apply for an opportunity to win $25,000 toward their post-secondary education.

Science Exposed 2021 is now open!

Showcase your research project with a spectacular image, catchy tile and short description for a chance to win prizes. Presented in collaboration with Acfas.

Save the date: Science Odyssey 2021

The national celebration of Canadian achievements in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics returns May 1st to 16th, 2021.

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