Volume 45 – No. 3

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NSERC releases new reference document on embedding EDI considerations for its research communities

Equity, diversity and inclusion considerations at each stage of the research process includes relevant questions and concrete examples to guide scientists and engineers


Have your say: consultations on the NSERC 2030 Strategic Plan

As announced in Spring 2021, NSERC is hard at work developing a new strategic plan that will guide our efforts over the next decade. We are now in phase 2 of our process and will engage with external stakeholders on key topics relevant to the future of natural sciences and engineering research funding in Canada. To encourage feedback and advice, we will soon publish a series of discussion papers on our NSERC 2030 web page. We invite you to review these papers when they go live and use the comment form to share your ideas and advice with us.

NSERC welcomes new Vice-President of NSERC and Chair of Council

We are pleased to announce on August 4, 2021, Charmaine Dean was appointed as Vice-President of NSERC and Chair of Council. Learn more about Dr. Dean by having a look at her complete biography.

Government of Canada provides additional funding for applied R&D collaborations between colleges and businesses

The Applied Research and Technology Partnership (ARTP) grants will allow colleges, CEGEPs and polytechnics to help Canadian enterprises seize new opportunities by applying innovative research and development for useful new products and services.

Government of Canada releases National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships

NSERC Alliance grant applications involving private sector partners must apply the new guidelines as of July 12, 2021.

Agencies to pay postdoctoral fellows through Canadian host institutions

New postdoctoral fellows of NSERC and SSHRC will be paid through their eligible Canadian host institutions as part of tri-agency efforts to harmonize payment processes across our funding opportunities, and in consideration of ongoing feedback from the postdoctoral community.

Discovery Accelerator Supplements program suspended

As of competition year 2022, NSERC’s Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program is suspended until further notice. Although no new DAS awards will be made, ongoing awards will continue to be honored.

NSERC and the German Research Foundation celebrate 10th anniversary of partnership

NSERC and the German Research Foundation have agreed to renew and expand the scope of their collaboration to fund joint research projects with a streamlined application and review process.

NSERC and European Commission launch new joint call on quantum technologies

This call aims to reinforce established European and Canadian strategic partnerships in quantum research involving leading-edge scientists and provide enriched training opportunities for the next generation of quantum researchers.

NSERC Prizes 2021 takes place November 17, 2021

NSERC’s annual awards ceremony to recognize outstanding discoverers and innovators takes place on November 17, 2021. Who will be the winner of Canada’s highest honour for scientists and engineers, the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal? Watch the livestreamed event on Facebook and YouTube to find out!

Science promoters

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada launch Strategic Science Fund: 2021 competition

The inaugural competition of the Strategic Science Fund (SSF) will support third-party science and research organizations for up to a five-year period, starting in April 2024.

Government of Canada invests to encourage confidence in vaccines

The Government of Canada announced $2.25 million in support for 48 organizations to promote vaccine confidence in diverse communities across the country and help people make evidence-based decisions about vaccines.

Mark your calendars: Science Odyssey will be back from May 7, to 22, 2022

Learn more about the celebration, sign up to receive updates, and find out how you can take part!

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