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1 Rick Warner Manager Pacific Regional Office April 2014 NSERC International Overview 1

2 Research in universities, colleges and teaching hospitals Research in universities, colleges and teaching hospitals Industrial Research PARLIAMENT Industry Canada Research and Research Training Funding Granting Agencies: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Foundations: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Genome Canada Research and Research Training Funding Granting Agencies: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Foundations: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Genome Canada CABINET Minister of Industry Minister of State (S&T) Research Performed in Federal Labs National Research Council (NRC) Science-based Departments & Agencies: ‐Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada ‐Canadian Space Agency ‐Department of Fisheries & Oceans ‐Environment Canada ‐Health Canada ‐Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Research Performed in Federal Labs National Research Council (NRC) Science-based Departments & Agencies: ‐Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada ‐Canadian Space Agency ‐Department of Fisheries & Oceans ‐Environment Canada ‐Health Canada ‐Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Research and Development Funding Canada Revenue Agency’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Industry Canada’s Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) Research and Development Funding Canada Revenue Agency’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Industry Canada’s Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) Minister of Health Canadian Federal S&T Structure Prime Minister of Canada 2

3 Vision: NSERC helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians Priorities: People Building our human capital in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting 30,000 students and postdoctoral fellows. Discovery Unleashing the creative power of our researchers by funding more than 11,000 professors for their research programs. Innovation Connecting and applying the strength of our research capacity to the challenges and needs of industry and society by funding research projects with over 2,400 Canadian companies. NSERC Vision and Priorities Total Budget $1.07 billion 3

4 People: Developing the best & the brightest Dr. Isabel Trigger and Dr. Oliver Stelzer-Chilton are research scientists at TRIUMF They both have received Postgraduate Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships from NSERC Highly skilled science and engineering professionals in Canada Supporting students and fellows through scholarships and fellowships Giving students an opportunity for research exposure in industry and to be a part of innovative teams Developing entrepreneurial skills and business acumen Attracting and retaining faculty 4

5 ArcticNet researchers cataloguing polar data Discovery: Supporting World Class Research High quality Canadian-based research in the natural sciences and engineering Funding and promoting excellence in fundamental research Laying the foundation for innovation Accelerating the impacts of transformative research Training students (our future) in stimulating research environments 5

6 Innovation: Connect, Collaborate, Prosper The Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation increases academic – business partnerships and student research experiences in business Science and engineering knowledge and skills are transferred to and used by companies On track to double the number of industry partners by (1500 to 3000 in 5 years) Integrated suite of partnership options increase: –Student experiences in business environment –Industry-driven collaborative research –Applied research in colleges –Commercialization of academic inventions –Focus on national strategic priorities Regional offices work with local and regional agencies to create partnerships 6

7 NSERC support spans the Research continuum – maximizing the potential for impact Strategic Partnerships (Government Priorities) Centres for Commercialization and Research Business-Led Networks Discovery Grants basic research; research applied to industry Clean Energy Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) Chemistry (reduce use of water in oil sands production) Ecology/ Hydrogeology Particle Physics Ultrasonic detection of manufacturing defects GreenCentre Canada (GCC) Industry-driven program TECHNOLOGY MATURITY MARKET MATURITY TRAINING IN INDUSTRY TRAINING IN UNIVERSITIES Innovative Wastewater Treatment Technologies College and Community Innovation Program 7

8 Strengthening Canada’s Position Vision Through excellence and openness, Canadian scientists and engineers will become leaders in international research for the benefit of Canada and the world. Goals NSERC will increase the excellence, visibility and impact of Canadian NSE research and talent by: working to attract the best foreign students, researchers and companies to conduct research in Canada and in partnership with Canadians; and promoting the leadership and contribution of Canadian scientists and engineers to address priorities and challenges for Canada and the international community. 8

9 Strengthening Canada’s Position Objectives NSERC’s international strategy aims to: leverage Canada’s investment in research, infrastructure and training; access a broader pool of talent, scientific expertise and technical skills; create a destination of choice for the training of foreign research talent; raise the profile of Canadian university-based research; facilitate the pooling of knowledge, resources and expertise to address complex global issues; and attract technology-based investments to Canada. 9

10 A.Attract and retain the best minds B.Expose students to training outside of Canada C.Stimulate global collaboration in priority areas D.Stimulate global academic-business collaboration NSERC’s International Strategy 10

11 Canada Excellence Research Chairs Canada Research Chairs Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competitive Discovery Grants A. Attraction: become a magnet for top talent… 11

12 B. Provide students with international experience… Students exposed to opportunities to study/research abroad establish important lifetime connections, as well as gaining access to specialized facilities and knowledge Main support vehicles available for students to study abroad: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 12

13 C. Focus on priority areas Some of the tools: NSERC Discovery Frontiers Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence G8 Funding Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding International Research Initiative on Adaption to Climate Change (2011) ERA Can+ Horizon 2020 As a global research community, we share many of the same research challenges – working together we can accelerate finding the solutions 13

14 D. Collaborate with industry and other partners… Fertile ground…academic-industry collaborations benefit Canadian researchers and companies; linking these to international collaborations builds even greater strength and accelerates innovation 14

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16 Opportunities for European Researchers Foreign researchers can collaborate with Canadian academics through NSERC funded projects: Stipends can be provided for foreign visiting researchers (limited to a maximum of $2,000 per month for up to 125 days per year) not including travel and subsistence costs Encouraged to work in partnership with Canadians either in peer-to-peer collaborations or as members of international research teams Students from foreign countries can apply for NSERC’s top graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships programs: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships | Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 16

17 Opportunities for European Researchers Program of funding for frontier research in the life sciences. Emphasis on novel collaborations between biology and physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering. Sponsored by funders from Australia, Canada (NSERC, CIHR), EU, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland (SER), UK, USA. Bilateral science and technology (S&T) agreement between Canada and the EU. Canadian researchers are eligible for funding under some Horizon 2020 opportunities. Era-Can+ promotes cooperation between the EU and Canada in STI, including collaboration within the context of Horizon 2020 opportunities. Janet Walden (NSERC), Member of the ERA-CAN+ Advisory Board 17

18 Contact Us NSERC Corporate Planning & Policy Jean Saint-Vil Director Tel.: Andrew Grosvenor International Policy Advisor Tel.:

19 Igniting New Research Partnerships Through Engage Grants 445 new collaborations in first year, 88% with SMEs 272 companies new to NSERC Partnerships (>10% increase) 187 researchers new to Partnerships Programs Decisions in 4-6 weeks


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