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Research Partnerships & Innovation

NSERC Social Innovation Fund Deadline Dec. 8

September 18, 2017

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) have announced that, following the success of the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) program, the federal 2017 budget provided an additional $10 million over two years beginning in 2017-18 to continue this initiative.
The deadline for submitting applications is December 8, 2017.
*Internal deadline: We have set an internal deadline of November 29 to allow the College’s Research Partnerships & Innovation office to review proposals and insure that the application package is complete. For inquiries and internal submissions:
Jojo Delos Reyes
Research Manager, Research Partnerships & Innovation
NSERC/SSHRC RGO & VTEC Program Manager
Office: (204) 631-3301| |
CCSIF Grants are intended to support college social innovation research projects in areas such as education, integration of vulnerable populations, and community development, in partnership with local community organizations.
Please note that starting this year, these grants will be delivered under the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program, a tri-council initiative managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada in collaboration with the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Proposals must be submitted on-line using NSERC’s on-line application system. Please note that the online application system will be available as of October 12, 2017. The program description and application instructions have been provided in advance to allow the colleges and their partners sufficient time for the planning and preparation of their CCSIF applications.
For more information on this program, please contact Eric Bergeron, Program Officer ( – 613-996-1422) or with me. The tri-council will be planning CCSIF information sessions for this fall.  Sessions will be organized in English and French.