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, or questions relating to the Connect Grants program, please contact: researchoffice@uwo.ca