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Alliance funding supports R&D collaborations between Canadian university researchers and partners from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors, as well as opportunities for Canadian researchers to work with national and international academic counterparts.
Effective December 2023, NSERC is making a number of improvements and changes to Alliance to better support partnered research in Canada. To learn more about these changes and how they are being implemented, please visit the latest news.
Alliance Advantage grants (formerly Alliance cost-sharing option 1) support research projects conducted in collaboration with partner organizations to address their needs and accelerate the application of results.
Alliance Society grants (formerly Alliance cost-sharing option 2) support research projects conducted in collaboration with partner organizations to address challenges at the intersection of natural sciences, engineering and society.
Supports partnerships between Canadian and international academic researchers to establish and grow research collaborations of global importance that will generate benefits to Canada.
NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates (AI) Advance grants
A research partnership with Alberta Innovates that supports technology advancements.
NSERC Alliance and Alberta Innovates Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) Stream II
A collaborative research partnership with Alberta Innovates’ CASBE program.
NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grants
A partnership with Mitacs for additional funding within Alliance applications for enhanced student training.
NSERC Alliance grants and Ontario Centre of Innovation Collaborate 2 Commercialize
A collaborative research partnership with the OCI’s C2C program.
Alliance Missions: Critical minerals research
A call to strengthen Canada’s position as a global supplier of choice.
NOVA: NSERC-FRQNT Team Research supplements
A collaborative research partnership with Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) to provide additional support to research teams in Quebec that include early career researchers.
NSERC/FRQNT NOVA program for junior researchers
A partnership with Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) to support research projects led by junior researchers from Quebec in collaboration with researchers from other Canadian provinces and territories.
NSERC-NRCan partnership to fund research on small modular reactors
A partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to fund research on small modular reactors.