NSERC Connect Grants Program


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.


For more information, please contact: researchoffice@uwo.ca