Workshop: NSERC Alliance Updates March 19, 2024

Tuesday March 19, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual - please register for this event using the link below.


On behalf of the University of Guelph, the Research Services Office, Research Innovation Office, and College Research Managers from CEPS, OAC, OVC and CBS, we are pleased to have Louisa Ho, Research and Innovation Development Officer from NSERC join us on Tuesday, March 19th to provide an overview of the NSERC Alliance grants and their recent program updates.

In 2022–23, NSERC evaluated the program through surveys, consultations and interviews with stakeholders, including U of G faculty and staff. The perspective of the community along with NSERC’s experience to date shaped the changes described in their news release, including:

  • New names for cost sharing options
  • Broadening the range of partner organizations recognized for cost sharing
  • Conflict of interest guidelines
  • Streamlined merit criteria
  • Cost sharing vouchers for early career researchers
  • Other improvements for early career researchers

These changes aim to make the Alliance grants program even more simple, flexible, modernized and responsive. They will help to:

  • remove barriers to collaboration 
  • champion more research partnerships 
  • provide efficient and responsive proposal assessment 
  • strengthen relationships with the research community 
  • ensure inclusive research support 

Please register for this event to confirm your attendance and receive the calendar invite/meeting link.

Although the focus of the session will be the program changes outlined above, the University of Guelph's Research Security Specialist will be present to help address questions regarding National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships and/or the NSERC Alliance Risk Assessment Form as questions arise.

There will also be dedicated sessions regarding Research Security/Safeguarding Research in response to updated requirements in this space and we will share this information once available.

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