NSERC – Alliance Mission Grants

Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology


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Memorial Deadline: Thursday 25th, November 2021

External Deadline: Tuesday 30th, November 2021


Alliance Missions grants are a unique opportunity aimed at addressing critical science and technology challenges that can play a pivotal role in Canada’s economy.

NSERC will provide opportunities for the research community to address challenges that have emerged as a result of the pandemic as well as to take advantage of new opportunities. Alliance Missions grants will help (1) accelerate the translation of Canada’s world-class research results into economic opportunities, and/or (2) inform policy that could have an impact on Canada’s economy. Grant support ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 annually is available to jump-start research projects that would normally require a cash contribution from a partner organization. NSERC will provide support for 100% of the eligible costs of research for a two-year period.

While partner organizations do not need to provide cash contributions to participate, they must be meaningfully engaged throughout the research process, from project design to adoption of the research results.

Projects supported by these grants will facilitate collaboration between academic researchers and private-sector, public-sector and/or not-for-profit partners to address challenges facing partner organization(s). Teams can comprise one or more researchers with any number of partner organization(s). Alternatively, grants can support the R&D activities of a network of academic researchers (three or more researchers) and partner organization(s) that respond to new economic opportunities that are not identified in the list of challenges.

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 27, 2021