Volume 45 – No. 4

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Government of Canada celebrates Canada’s top natural sciences and engineering research talent

On November 17th, the 2021 NSERC Prizes recognized exemplary achievements by some of the best and brightest researchers in the world in a virtual ceremony with special guests.


Provide feedback on the NSERC 2030 Discussion Papers

NSERC is hard at work developing a new strategic plan and we are engaging with external stakeholders on key topics relevant to the future of NSE research funding in Canada. A series of discussion papers have been published on our website. We encourage everyone to review as many papers as they wish and use the comment form to send us their thoughts and ideas anonymously.

NSERC introduces new Alliance International grants

A new funding stream that will support Canadian university researchers working with leading international academic researchers to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects of global importance and benefit to Canada.

NSERC and US National Science Foundation launch collaborative research funding opportunity on quantum science and artificial intelligence

This opportunity will support new collaborations between researchers in both countries through a flexible, streamlined application process.

Soft launch of the Canadian Biomedical Research Fund

The CBRF supports high-risk, applied research, training, and talent development, as part of a suite of foundational investments to establish a resilient, robust domestic biomanufacturing sector in Canada.

The College and Community Social Innovation Fund competition is now open

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 community organizations.

The College and Community Innovation program introduces the new Mobilize grants

The new Mobilize grants were designed to be more flexible and to accommodate the diverse and unique needs of distinct colleges - whether large or small, urban or rural, and with established or developing research programs.

NSERC announces new Chair for Women in Science and Engineering

NSERC is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, a neuromuscular physiologist at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, as its new chairholder for the British Columbia/Yukon region as part of its Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) program.

Harmonization of tri-agency policy on the use of funds for federal government employees applying to granting agency programs

NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC have harmonized their policy to align more clearly with the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments regarding the eligibility and funding of research projects or programs submitted by applicants employed by the federal government.

Consolidated telephone contact information for NSERC

As of December 6, 2021, NSERC has consolidated its telephone numbers under its toll-free telephone number (1-855-275-2861), which serves as the new single point of entry for contacting all NSERC's programs. Please update your contact information as other dedicated program numbers are no longer in use.

Science promoters

The Science Exposed research image contest is now accepting submissions

NSERC has recently launched the Science Exposed 2022 edition. The research image contest challenges researchers to combine creativity and science for a chance to win prizes. Submit your research image to the Science Exposed contest before January 24 for a chance to win!

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