Volume 46 - No. 2

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Thank you for making Science Odyssey 2022 a success!

From May 7 to 22, we celebrated another successful edition of Science Odyssey! Over 320 organizations hosted more than 650 events during 16 days full of STEAM. Thank you all! Mark your calendars: in 2023, Science Odyssey will be celebrated from May 6 to 21.


Seeking Knowledge Keepers to join the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research

The Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research is a community group that is looking for 1-3 Indigenous Knowledge Keepers to join them in providing guidance to the three federal granting agencies on peer review approaches for research conducted by and with Indigenous communities.

Canada Research Coordinating Committee announces membership of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research

This group will advise the presidents of Canada’s three federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation on the implementation of the interagency strategic plan Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019-2022.

NSERC's full suite of National Quantum Strategy funding opportunities is now available

Following the announcement regarding NSERC’s participation in the implementation of the National Quantum Strategy (NQS), we are pleased to announce that NSERC’s full suite of funding opportunities aiming to advance the NQS is now available.

New guide to integrate equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in NSE research

NSERC is taking action to help the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) research communities contribute to a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research enterprise, with the launch of the NSERC guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research.

Release of Council of Canadian Academies ‘Leaps and Boundaries’ report

The report, sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada, examines the legal, regulatory, ethical, social and policy challenges associated with deploying AI technologies to enable scientific and engineering research and design.

NSERC’s revised Guidelines on the assessment of contributions to research, training and mentoring

NSERC has released the revised Guidelines on the assessment of contributions to research, training and mentoring. The revised guidelines promote NSERC’s support of research excellence in Canada and incorporate the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) principles by recognizing a broader range of contributions.

Research Data Management Policy – Data Management Plan rollout begins

The federal granting agencies have identified the initial list of funding opportunities subject to the Data Management Plan requirement of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.

Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine)

Recognizing how the crisis in Ukraine may affect the research landscape, this additional funding for grant holders will support trainees, defined as graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, through salaries and stipends.

Government of Canada makes additional investments in college applied research partnerships

More than $46 million in grants to support colleges as they help local and regional businesses seize new technological opportunities.

Automatic extension period for the authority to use grant funds now applies to Alliance grants

As of May 9, 2022, Alliance grants are part of the funding opportunities that receive an automatic one-year extension, as per the Tri-agency Guide on Financial Administration.

New features added to Technology Access Centre grants

We are pleased to announce that new features have been added to the Technology Access Centre (TAC) grants, which remain as one of five streams of the newly redesigned Tri-agency College and Community Innovation (CCI) program.

New Canada–France partnership for collaboration in research and innovation

NSERC and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a formal partnership, which will serve as a framework to build on existing collaborations and investigate new opportunities for cutting-edge research and training activities between both organizations.

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.

Learn more about the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC)

The CRCC advances federal research priorities and the coordination of policies and programs of Canada’s research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Visit the Committee’s website for the latest updates and opportunities for Canada’s research community.

Science promoters

Government of Canada honours Canadians promoting a love of STEM across the country

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced over $10 million in funding through NSERC’s PromoScience and Science Communication Skills grants, as well as the NSERC Awards for Science Promotion.

This year’s Science Exposed public voting is now open!

View the top 20 research images and vote for the 2022 People’s Choice Award.

Celebrate mathematics during Science Literacy Week!

From September 19 to 25, 2022, everyone is invited to nurture their science culture during Science Literacy Week. We’re encouraging Canadians to explore mathematics, its modern applications and how this ancient science is at the origin of all the technology we know and use today.

Little Inventors: Become an oceanographer for a day and help protect our oceans!

NSERC in partnership with Little Inventors invited the ingenious children of Canada to contribute thinking up and drawing invention ideas to protect our oceans. Last June 8 during World Oceans Day, we presented the most ingenious of the inventions. Check them out!

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