Comments on Funding:
- the New Beginnings Initiative is up to $25,000 in operating funding for selected NRC applicants and up to $25,000 in grant funding for their external collaborators.
- the Small Teams Initiative is up $1 million in operating funding and $1 million in grant and contribution funding over 3 years.
Eligible recipients include:
Large companies of more than 500 employees are not eligible to receive grant and contribution funding, but may collaborate as part of the NRC’s programs and initiatives. Grant and contribution funding is available for international collaborators where there is a benefit to Canada.
Other Things to Note:
Each year, NRC researchers are invited to apply to each initiative through a call for proposals.
- New Beginnings Initiative: A total of $2 million is available per year to support projects that aim to encourage, test and validate transformative research ideas. Calls for NRC proposals are requested annually in June.
- Small Teams Initiative: A total of $4 million is available per year to support projects that aim to make transformative advances in knowledge or technology. Calls for NRC proposals are requested annually in March.