NSERC has recently announced that it is accepting applications to the Alliance Grants program specifically for applications requesting $150,000 or more annually from NSERC in Option 1.
Significant dates to remember:
December 2, 2019 – Alliance grants will be open for Option 1 applications requesting over $30,000 annually from NSERC.
December 11, 2019 – Applications requesting between $20,000 and $30,000 annually from NSERC will be accepted.
For option 2 applications, request for 90% to 100% support of the costs of the project will be accepted in early 2020. This component of the Alliance grants intends for proposals that:
- aim at conducting natural science or engineering research that will address societal needs that are not met yet. This may include research affecting public goods, or that will address national or global issues that benefit more than a single or a few organizations, and where sources of funds are unavailable;
- connect willing partner organizations to overcome existing barriers in order to address these challenges and achieve results that can lead to a societal impact beyond economic benefits, and where an increased level of support from public funds is justified.
More details on the objectives and on the application and evaluation processes for Option 2 will follow soon.
More About Alliance Grants
Alliance grants encourage and allow collaboration between university researchers and partner organizations that can either be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.
These grants support and enable research projects which are led by strong and collaborative teams. The research projects will be aiming to generate valuable knowledge, new discoveries and leverage the application of research that will eventually benefit Canada.
With the help and support of Alliance grants, the research activities will
- generate new knowledge and/or technology to address complex challenges;
- create economic, social and/or environmental benefits;
- contribute to Canada’s long-term competitiveness;
- support public policy;
- train new researchers in areas that are important to Canada and to the partner organizations;
- draw on diverse perspectives and skillsets to accelerate the translation and application of research results.
Who can apply?
This is open for Canadian University researcher who is eligible to receive funds. Apply on your own or as a team along with co-applicants that are also eligible academic researchers.
Have at least one partner organization either in the private, public or not-for-profit sector whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing. You may include other partner organizations that play an important role in your research project other than providing cash contributions. They are also recognized for cost-sharing.
Projects of varying scale and complexity, from short-term smaller projects involving one researcher to long-term projects involving researchers across several universities, and from one-on-one collaborations with one partner organization directly involved in the research to projects involving many partner organizations across multiple sectors, all these are supported by Alliance grants.
If you are interested in Alliance grants or other sources of NSERC funding, schedule a call with EVAMAX for a free grant consultation.