NSERC CRD and Engage Grant - Final Deadline, May 31


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)


Collaborative Research & Development (CRD) and Engage/Engage Plus Grants


Budget 2018 directed NSERC to consolidate its Research Partnership grants into a single grant program in an effort to modernize, simplify and improve the grants. As such, Alliance Grants will consolidate Engage grants, Industrial Research Chairs grants, Connect grants, Strategic Partnership grants for Networks and Projects, Experience awards, and Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grants.

Applications to the Collaborative Research and Development grants program, as well as to the Engage and Engage Plus programs will be accepted until May 31, 2019. The Office of Research Services (ORS) must receive any applications for these programs no later than two (2) weeks before this deadline, May 17, 2019, to ensure a complete review and appropriate approvals are received prior to final submission to NSERC.

All ongoing awards, as well as all new commitments made before the launch of Alliance Grants will be honored until their completion under the terms and conditions of the original award. All applications for grants in the programs that have been consolidated that were received before the respective program’s application deadline will be evaluated and adjudicated according to the original rules and criteria.

Visit the Program Transitions webpage and the FAQ page for more details. 


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit a signed OR-5 form and complete application to research.services@uoguelph.ca. You must also click "Submit" online in the NSERC portal. 

External Deadline

ORS will submit approved applications directly to NSERC on your behalf.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Carolyn Dowling-Osborn, Senior Manager, Grants & Contracts
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52935

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