NSERC Changes to Partnership Grants

NSERC has reorganized its partnership grant descriptions to enhance communications and streamline its approach.

Effective April 1, 2015, the following name changes will apply:

  1. The ARD Level 1 grant will be renamed Engage for Colleges grants and will be grouped with the university Engage grants.
  2. The ARD Levels 2 & 3 grants will be combined into one Applied Research & Development (ARD) grants (with two levels of funding and matching).
  3. The Interaction grants, Regional Opportunities Fund and the Partnership Workshops Grant will be grouped together and found under the name “Connect.”

This reorganization will help new companies navigate NSERC’s web site with greater ease, enhance NSERC’s industry outreach activities, and create stronger brand recognition for all stakeholders.

These changes will be reflected on NSERC’s redesigned website on April 1, 2015 under the button INNOVATE and will require applications to be submitted using the new names above.

Please note that these changes will not impact the CCI Program’s: (1) budget; (2) forms; (3) application process; (4) evaluation process; (5) eligible expenditures; or (6) company contribution requirements. The college team will continue to process your CCI applications and respond to your inquiries.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Marie Thibault (marie.thibault@nserc-crsng.gc.ca) at 613-996-9402, or Jack Deyirmendjian (jack.deyirmendjian@nserc-crsng.gc.ca) at 613-996-2145