NSERC Alliance Option 1 Faculty Session

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NSERC Alliance Option 1 Faculty Session (Jan. 20, 2020) - presentation slide deck available below.  

Monday January 20, 2020 9:30am to 11:00am
Peter Clark Hall B Wing (South Wing)


9:30am - Welcome Remarks: Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research

9:35am - Presentation by NSERC (Dr. Alejandra de Almeida, Deputy Director, Ontario Regional Office & Sarah O'Neill, Research and Innovation Development Officer)

10:30am - Question & Answer period


Please RSVP to pminakis@uoguelph.ca no later than Monday, January 13th, 2020. 

Please submit any questions in advance to pminakis@uoguelph.ca.


Be prepared and ready to submit an NSERC Alliance Option 1 application.

The NSERC Alliance program, which replaces NSERC’s Partnership programs (that included Engage, Collaborative Research and Development “CRD”, Industrial Research Chairs “IRC”, and Strategic Programs), is markedly different than the former suite of programs.

NSERC will be visiting the University of Guelph to deliver important updates and considerations for researchers preparing applications for Option 1, which have evolved since the last workshop offered on-campus in May 2019.

This important session will focus on:

  • Key program guidelines, including partner eligibility/leveraging ratios
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Best practices and tips for success in applying to this competitive grant program
  • Key program changes and nuances that have been realized since the launch of Option 1

If you are a faculty member planning to apply to NSERC Alliance Option 1 in 2020, we strongly encourage you to make time for this session to maximize the opportunities for you and your research team to submit a competitive proposal.

For more information on the NSERC Alliance Option 1 program, please see the Alliance Option 1 Research Alert. 


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