Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 1:30pm
Rowe Conference Room, University Research Services
3rd floor, Fleming Hall - Jemmett Wing
NSERC launched its new Engage Grant funding initiative at the start of 2010. Since that time, almost 3,000 Engage Grants have been awarded across the country, meaning that, on average, about 20 new Engage Grants are awarded every week to Canadian university researchers who want to begin a first-time collaboration with a new industry partner. With a success ratio of better than 85%, Engage represents an excellent opportunity for academic researchers to lay the groundwork for new, long-term collaborations with partners from Canadian industry. Engage has been specially tuned to make it business-friendly and has particular appeal for smaller companies.
The stand-alone Engage application process is reasonably straightforward. However, researchers who wish to pursue Engage funding by way of the new, multi-agency VIP voucher initiative will need to address certain challenges to ensure the success of their integrated proposal. If you'd like to learn more about how to write a successful application for NSERC Engage grant funding - stand-alone or VIP - you are invited to attend this workshop. The session will be led by Mr. John Jackson (NSERC Ontario Regional Office), who will be joined by Ms. Samira Afrand from OCE and Mr. Raed Kadri from Connect Canada. They will provide a 60-minute presentation to outline some of the key details for putting together a good application package. Mr. Jackson will also provide details about NSERC's new Engage Plus opportunity.
This workshop will be of value to both VIP and Engage Grant applicants. First-time applicants should be sure to check the Engage PI eligibility requirements on the Engage website before planning to attend.
For more information or to reserve a space at the workshop, please contact Nancy Churchman, Research Projects Advisor, University Research Services.