Photo: From left, Mark Ploughman, RDC; Dr. Bettina Hamelin, NSERC; and Dr. Richard Marceau, Memorial.

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) are partnering to fund innovative research and development projects.

The collaborative initiative supports priority sectors to capitalize on the province’s competitive advantages.

On Jan. 28, Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), hosted a meeting between NSERC, RDC and other funding partners on the St. John’s Campus to discuss this new partnership agreement. Dr. Bettina Hamelin, NSERC’s vice-president of research partnerships, was in attendance and took this opportunity to visit Memorial, learn about its research expertise, success, priorities and future plans.

Applicants must demonstrate project alignment with industry needs or development opportunities, along with significant potential for economic impact in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Direct project costs will be shared by the industrial partner(s), RDC and NSERC. Projects may range from one year to five years in duration.

Upcoming information sessions

NSERC and RDC are hosting town hall information sessions on the St. John’s Campus. At these sessions, researchers will be given tips on how to prepare an application for the Collaborative Research and Development Grant.

NSERC and RDC representatives will also be available to answer questions on the application process.

Researchers are invited to attend one of the following sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 24:

Learn more

For more information on the RDC-NSERC CRD program, please consult the RDC website and/or contact the NSERC Atlantic Office.