Canadian Government Funding: Fed/NSERC Announce Nation-Wide R&D Program


Research and Development Funding

On Friday February 8th the Minister of State (Science and Technology) was in Montreal visiting McGill University where he announced the government’s support for 83 scientific teams at universities across Canada through research and development funding.  The Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) is a federal agency that supports Canadian discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. Through Canadian government funding for research and development, the agency supports 30,000 post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies.  Eighty-one out of eighty-three of the scientific teams will receive a total of $36 million dollars over 3 years, while McGill University and the University of Toronto will share $9.4 million dollars over five years for two strategic network grants.

The aim of the announced Canadian government funding is to target 4 distinct areas that could strongly influence Canada’s economy, society and/or environment over the next decade, these areas are:

  • Environment science and technology;
  • Information and communications technology;
  • Manufacturing; and
  • Natural resources and energy.

“The work these research teams undertake will solve real-world problems that help their industry partners succeed,” – Janet Walden, Vice-President, Research Partnerships Programs of NSERC

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