NSERC Alliance Grants

Program Link: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/alliance-alliance/index_eng.asp

Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Value: $20,000 to $1 million per year for 1 to 5 years

Description: Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Alliance grants support 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.

Who can apply?

If you are a Canadian university researcher who is eligible to receive NSERC funds, you can apply on your own or as a team with co-applicants who are also eligible academic researchers. You must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing (see Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations) but you may include other partner organizations who play an important role in your research project whether or not their cash contributions are recognized for cost sharing.

Please visit SPARC webpage for information about resources and supports available: https://sparc.ubc.ca/nserc-programs/nserc-alliance-grants

NSERC Contact:

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Paolo Marcazzan .