Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Announces COVID-19 grants
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced a program providing $15 million in total support to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers and the public and not-for-profit sectors, and industry to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges. Support for up to $50,000 for one-year projects is being made available immediately and NSERC will process these applications in an accelerated fashion.
Who is it for?
University researchers collaborating with private-sector, public-sector or not-for-profit organizations.
How much and for how long?
Up to $50,000 for up to 1 year.
The objectives of the NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants are to:
- Accelerate the flow and exchange of research results and research expertise in the natural sciences and engineering sectors between academic researchers and public, not for profit and industry partners by supporting these organizations as they face challenges in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Support research and analysis activities that address partner organization questions or issues in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to applications in the short term.
Applications will be accepted at any time until June 1, 2020.