Volume 45 – No. 2

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Launch of Tri-agency EDI Action Plan

The Tri-Agency Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, developed by Canada’s granting agencies under the leadership of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee, was officially released. This plan outlines actions needed to increase fair access to research support and to promote equitable participation in the research system.


NSERC 2030: A Strategic Plan

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is embarking on the development of a new strategic plan, NSERC 2030, which will reflect Canada's priorities for the funding of natural sciences and engineering over the next decade.

NSERC invests $310 million in science and engineering research

The funding provides support for some 3,400 new grants and grant extensions through NSERC’s Discovery Grants program.

Release of Council of Canadian Academies ‘Powering Discovery’ report

The report, sponsored by NSERC, examines successful international practices for supporting natural sciences and engineering research and how some of these could be applied in Canada.

NSERC announces new Discovery Horizons grants

NSERC is launching a pilot funding opportunity to support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.

NSERC and Research Manitoba launch ACT program

NSERC and Research Manitoba are partnering to help Manitoba-based small and medium enterprises advance innovations with the highest potential for provincial economic development and commercialization.

Government of Canada invests in infectious disease modelling networks

New comprehensive research consortium will involve more than 150 researchers from coast to coast to coast.

New funding to support trainees and early career researchers

NSERC is pleased to announce funding of up to $21.45 million over six years for 13 research teams across the country through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSERC and CIHR are pleased to announce the launch of an international program of research that supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms through fellowship and research grant programs.

Update: 2022 Discovery Grants competition

In light of the continuing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the peer review of applications for the 2022 Discovery Grants competition will take place by videoconference to ensure effective and timely delivery of the results. More information can be found on NSERC’s COVID-19 page.

Extension of PromoScience grants due to COVID-19

NSERC recognizes that some activities funded by PromoScience grants may be delayed due to continued school closures and imposed restrictions on gatherings. NSERC continues to allow some flexibility in programming so that grantees can adapt to virtual delivery. More information can be found on NSERC’s COVID-19 page.

New US-Canada partnership announced for collaboration in research and innovation

NSERC and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the first formal partnership between the agencies, which support fundamental discovery research in the US and Canada.

NSERC announces inaugural competition for McDonald Fellowships

NSERC is launching its first ever competition for the rebranded Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships, which support top-flight early stage researchers. The grants were formerly known as E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships.

NSERC welcomes new members to its Council

NSERC is delighted to announce the recent appointment of five members to its Council. The new members are Sara Badiei, Valérie Bonnardel-Vacqué, Susan Chatwood, Rimeh Daghrir, and Charmaine B. Dean.

Latest updates from Canada Research Coordinating Committee

The CRCC advances federal research priorities and coordinates the policies and programs of Canada’s federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Learn all the latest news about the CRCC and its initiatives on the Committee's website.

Science promoters

Government of Canada celebrates and invests in the outreach leaders who make science and research fun for young Canadians

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced over $12 million in funding through NSERC’s PromoScience grants, along with the winners of NSERC’s Awards For Science Promotion. Learn more about how you can apply for next year’s PromoScience competition.

NSERC hosted the Prime Minister’s Science Fair

The top three prize winners from the 2019 Canada Wide Science Fair were invited to the virtual event to present their research projects and engage in a Q&A with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

Winners of 2021 Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizons Awards announced

The five exceptional high school students receive $25,000 towards their post-secondary education.

NSERC announces the winners of the Little Inventors – Mission: Protect our oceans challenge

Fifteen Little Inventors ideas have been brought to life by professional makers and artisans and are presented together to celebrate this year’s launch of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Check out the online exhibit and watch a recording of announcement on YouTube.

Science Odyssey concludes and announces 2022 edition

Thank you to everyone who took part in Science Odyssey 2021! NSERC is proud to announce that next year’s celebration will run from May 7th until May 22nd, 2022. Keep your eye on SciOd.ca for more updates.

Celebrate climate during Science Literacy Week!

Science Literacy Week will be back from September 20 to 26, 2021, hosted in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada. We’re encouraging Canadians to explore how climates have evolved over time, and how they might change in the future.

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