In recent news, the University of Guelph was given $14 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, and Suzanne Fortier, NSERC President, announced this in Toronto. This research and development funding will go towards research ranging from rare isotopes to the workings of the human mind. Additionally, the Canadian government will be investing $410 million to support over 3,750 research projects across Canada.
Ontario Government Grants Details
The University of Guelph has 46 projects that span across five colleges and various departments. They have also received 18 graduate scholarships and a post-doctoral fellowship. It has been reported that nearly half of this Ontario Government funding has gone to Carl Svensson, the physic professor leading a project that studies rare isotopes. It was said that this funding will enable groundbreaking research and ensure undergraduate, gradate and postdoctoral researchers will continue to receive international research training. In addition to this project, some of the funding went to the International Barcode of Life (iBOL), which is the largest biodiversity genomics initiative using DNA barcoding to create a digital ID system for all life on Earth.
NSERC Engage & CRD – Canadian Government Funding for Research & Development Collaboration
NSERC Engage is a small business funding grants program intended to give companies that operate from Canada to the unique knowledge and expertise available at Canadian universities. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between an academic researcher and a company that have never collaborated together before, through short-term research and development projects.
NSERC Collaboration Research and Development (CRD) business funding grants are intended to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to unique knowledge, expertise and educational resources available at Canadian postsecondary institutions and to train students in essential technical skills required by industry.
Additional NSERC Canadian Government Grants Information
As previously mentioned in the NSERC Engage Blog, NSERC is a short-term research or development project aimed at addressing a specific problem that can be extended up to 6 months. Its mandate is to promote and assist research. For additional support on applying to these business funding grants, please contact one of our Canadian Government Funding Experts. You can also receive quick updates on the government funding options available to you and your business by following us on Twitter or Facebook.