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Eligibility for Partner Organizations

NSERC offers a number of programs to support research activities that depend upon partnerships among the academic, private and public sectors. Although private or public companies are the most obvious means of exploiting research results commercially, other kinds of organizations may also be appropriate partners, particularly in early-stage or exploratory research, or research that contributes to the development of public policy.

For NSERC’s industrial scholarships and fellowships programs, consult the Guidelines for Organizations Participating in NSERC Industrial Training Programs. We invite you to contact us at schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca should you wish to discuss your particular case.

For projects, Chairs and network grants: An industry partner might be a single firm, an association or a producer group, a formal or an informal consortium, a provincial utility, or a grouping of these. A government partner might be an agency at the federal, provincial or municipal level. Further guidance for partner participation in projects, Chairs and networks can be found in the Guidelines for Organizations Participating in Research Partnerships Programs and the specific program descriptions. We invite you to contact us at rpp@nserc-crsng.gc.ca should you wish to discuss your particular case.

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