Connect Grants provide targeted financial support to encourage post-secondary researchers at universities and/or colleges to connect with industry and other knowledge end-user communities in order to form new partnerships.
Eligible applicants can apply for three levels of Connect Grant funding:
Level 1: Up to $5,000 for travel costs related to the development of new academic-industry partnerships in natural sciences or engineering research.
Level 2: Up to $10,000 for non-recurring, regionally oriented activities or events aimed at developing or promoting new academic-industry partnerships in natural sciences or engineering research, as well as student-industry training opportunities.
Level 3: Up to $25,000 for non-recurring, nationally oriented research planning workshops aimed at building substantial new research collaborations between post-secondary researchers and partners in industry, government, not-for-profit or other knowledge end-user groups.
All activities must take place within Canada.
There is no deadline. Applications are submitted through the NSERC Connect Grants Secure Upload Site.