10 July 2007

News, funding from NSERC

NSERC's new e-bulletin was released yesterday, containing information on the review and consultations currently underway at the federal funder. Of special note is the supplemental Strategic Project Grants competition, which is offering new and expanded funding "for projects that fall within three of NSERC’s seven target areas: Healthy Environment and Ecosystems, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Advanced Communications and Management of Information."

The new funding has a fast turn around time - applications are due 1 October, with adjudication set for January and decisions announced in February. Also in the bulletin is information about the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. These initiatives are part of the government's new science and technology strategy.

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