Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: MAX $25,000 FOR 1 YEAR
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Engineering

Connect Grants provide financial support for the Canadian research community to undertake activities that will help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. These activities must advance NSERC?s Research Partnerships and/or one or more of the goals outlined in NSERC?s 2020 Strategic Plan.

Level 2 Connect Grants provide support for activities that will contribute to the goals of NSERC?s 2020 Strategic Plan, which positions NSERC as an enabler of discovery and innovation with a focus on the natural sciences and engineering (see College-based Applications for college applicant eligibility), and that will create value for Canada, as well as: research planning and networking activities to develop new academic?industry partnerships; activities or promotional tools to encourage new partnerships; activities or promotional tools to increase student?industry training opportunities in natural sciences or engineering research. Typical funding requests range from $1,000 to $5,000. For large-scale activities, requests of up to $25,000 may be considered. Funds must be used up to 12 months following the award start date. Potential applicants must discuss their proposed activities with NSERC Regional Office staff before applying.

Application Details:

Connect Grant applications can be submitted by researchers or administrators at NSERC-eligible universities or colleges, as well as by staff at not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations (including industry and producer associations). Applications from private-sector firms or government departments or agencies will not be accepted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications at least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed travel, events or workshops in order to ensure that they have sufficient time to finalize any activity and issue invitations following NSERC's decision. Once completed, the following application documents (in PDF format) must be uploaded to NSERC's Secure Upload Site: -A Connect Grant Application Form (Form 401). Applications being submitted through an NSERC-eligible institution must be endorsed by an authorized representative of the institution. Applications being submitted through a non-eligible organization must be endorsed by an authorized representative of that organization, other than the applicant; -A Personal Data Form (Form 100 for university-led applications, Form 103CV for college-led applications) or a PDF version of the NSERC Researcher CV Type of the Canadian Common CV (CCV); -A Terms and Conditions of Applying Form signed by the applicant; and NSERC will reach a funding decision within 30 days of receipt of a complete application


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Bieber,Trevor
Hancock,Jennifer Anne

Sponsor Contacts:

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 995 4273