Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Synergy Awards for Innovation

The Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize partnerships in natural sciences and engineering research and development between universities and Canadian industry. The winner (principal nominee) in each category will receive a $200,000 NSERC research grant. Industrial partners will each receive a $30,000 voucher valid towards the cash portion of their required contribution in a new Collaborative Research and Development Grant (CRD).

Eligibility: Canadian university professor(s) and Canadian-based company(ies) with commercial activities in Canada. Industrial partners must be at arm's length from nominee and co-nominee(s). Nominator can be President or VPR of institution or CEO of partner company. No limit on # of nominations that a university can submit per competition. NEW for 2016: NSERC requires nominators to consider gender equity in nomination process.

Internal process: Chairs/Directors/Deans are invited to submit an internal candidate form to Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) by the revised internal deadline of April 3, 2020. Candidate submissions will be reviewed by the President's Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes and if recommended to advance, will proceed to institutional nomination with the assistance of Institutional Strategic Awards. If you have any questions, please contact the ISA at awards@sfu.ca.

Agency Website:  www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Synergy-Synergie/About-Apropos_eng.asp

Upcoming Deadlines

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Internal
June 01, 2021June 01, 2021 *
April 03, 2021 Apr. 03, 2021 April 03, 2021 16:00:00 April 03, 2021 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Synergy Awards for Innovation Recognizes partnerships in natural sciences and engineering research and development between universities and Canadian industries. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
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