Volume 45 – No. 1

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Are you smarter than your brain?

NSERC has launched a new video in partnership with Observatoire. This lively “How To” guide will help you sharpen your critical thinking skills and nurture your scientific culture.


Extension of the period for use of NSERC grants

NSERC is pleased to announce that we will automatically provide additional 12-month extensions, where applicable, to grant recipients who request them because of COVID-19.

Government of Canada helps over 30,000 research staff through ongoing COVID-19 crisis

This $415 million investment was provided through the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF).

Government of Canada invests to grow equity, diversity and inclusion capacity in the post-secondary research enterprise

Twelve post-secondary institutions will receive a two-year grant to help identify and overcome systemic barriers.

Government of Canada announces close to $118 million in funding through NSERC Alliance grants

Over 400 projects in areas of research ranging from manufacturing and aerospace to energy, the environment and agriculture.

NSERC 2030: Advancing natural sciences and engineering research in Canada

NSERC is about to embark on a series of activities that will lead to the development of a new long-term strategic plan, NSERC 2030. This plan will reflect Canada’s priorities for the advancement of NSE research.

NSERC and Mitacs offer streamlined opportunity to support university R&D

This new initiative will support the R&D efforts of university researchers and their partners, while supporting highly qualified personnel including students and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Canada Research Coordinating Committee Welcomes Alejandro Adem as Chair

The CRCC advances federal research priorities and coordination within the federal science funding system to better meet the current and future needs of Canada’s scientists, scholars and students.

Canada Research Coordinating Committee releases 2019-20 progress report

The report highlights key actions taken by Canada’s federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation to advance priorities and build a diverse and innovative research community for Canada.

Canada’s research funding agencies launch research data management policy

The Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy promotes sound digital data management and data stewardship practices, including practices aligned with Indigenous data sovereignty.

Call for joint Canada-Germany projects on hydrogen technologies is now open

NSERC and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research are aiming to fund ten preliminary collaborative research projects on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

New $3.75 million joint program to move high tech discoveries towards the marketplace

NSERC and Alberta Innovates are joining together in a unique partnership to help researchers in Alberta’s universities develop their innovations into commercial emerging technologies.

Update on Tri-agency grants management solution

In the last year, the TGMS team has engaged with many stakeholders as per the initiative’s co-design approach.

Five members re-appointed to NSERC’s Council

Nancy Déziel, Anas El-Aneed, Jeremy Kerr, Sophie LaRochelle and J. Kevin Vessey were each renewed in their positions in January 2021, for terms ending February 5, 2023.

Science promoters

Join Science Odyssey 2021!

Science Odyssey starts May 1st and the website is ready for your registration! Join more than 500 organizations from across Canada who will share their passion for science with Canadians of all ages during 16 days.

NSERC announces second round of funding for science communications skills

The Science Communication Skills grant targets organizations providing science communication skills training to STEM students, fellows, and faculty from Canadian post-secondary institutions.


Dr. Danika Goosney, NSERC Vice-President of Research Grants and Scholarships, had the pleasure of presenting the Youth Award to an 11 year-old girl who is already an inspiration and a leader in the natural sciences.

A partnership to celebrate women in STEM

This series of downloadable posters for your classroom, community centre or workplace is part of Ingenium's Iron Willed: Women in STEM travelling exhibit, supported by NSERC.

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