Please Note: NSERC CRD is closed. Access NSERC funding through the Engage (applied research) and Alliance (academic research) programs.

The NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) program supports longer-term research or development project, usually following an NSERC Engage project with the same faculty partners for projects up to 5 years in length to solve a larger R&D issue.

  • Amount: Projects are typically funded up to $200,000 per year for up to 5 years, however funding above this amount can be requested from the NSERC Selection Committee.
  • Timeline: Closed. No longer accepting applications.
  • Eligibility: Company must operate from a Canadian base. IP ownership to be agreed on by both partners.

Top NSERC CRD Resources:

  • NSREC CRD Overview Blog: This Canadian business grants overview covers the focus of the program and includes funding types and amounts, as well as success stories that testify to the quality of the program.
  • NSERC CRD Eligibility Criteria Blog: This article includes information regarding how to qualify for CRD research and development funding.  It also provides an overview of the application process.
  • NSERC CRD Frequently Asked Questions: Government research grants provided by NSERC CRD can be confusing for many businesses. This FAQs article is designed to provide straight-forward answers about the most pressing questions we receive about the program.

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