Maximum Value

$500,000 per year for 4-5 years

Sponsor Deadline

June 11, 2024

UBCO RPIF Deadline

June 4, 2024 at 12:00pm

NOI/LOI Deadline


UBCO E-submission Deadline

June 10, 2024 12:00 PM

Program Description

The Government of Canada, through NSERC and SSHRC, has joined a new edition of the US National Science Foundation (NSF)-led Global Centres initiative focused on the bioeconomy. NSF Global Centres is a collaborative effort among the United States, Canada, Finland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom. A US Principal Investigator will submit a single collaborative proposal to NSF on behalf of the research team. The participating Canadian researchers on the team must submit one simplified application to NSERC. See below.

The 2024 competition will support international, interdisciplinary collaborative research centres to foster cutting-edge breakthroughs in the bioeconomy. These centres will develop use-inspired research to address global challenges facing humanity in sectors of the global economy such as agriculture, health, security, manufacturing, energy, and environment.

Full Program Terms

Proposal Development Support

For support in preparing a UBCO-led application, please get in touch with the contact below:

Denise Maines


How to Apply

Please read the full program terms from NSERC/SSHRC and NSF linked above. A brief overview of major requirements:

  • The US Principal Investigator will submit a single collaborative proposal on behalf of the research team, which will undergo a review process by NSF, the lead agency. The NSF application must identify the Canadian team members.
  • To be a Canadian applicant or co-applicant on a Global Centres application, you must be working in a research area supported by NSERC or SSHRC and meet NSERC’s eligibility requirements at the time of application.
  • As the Canadian applicant, you must submit a simplified application package to NSERC on behalf of the Canadian members of the team at the same time that the US PI submits the full application to NSF.
  • The program uses the NSERC Alliance application. Every Canadian research team member must create an account in the NSERC online systemif they do not already have one.
  • If the project involves a private sector partner you must complete and submit a risk assessment formwith your application.
  • It is strongly encouraged that proposals include both an NSE and an SSH component.

UBC Okanagan submission guidelines

Last updated: 2024-03-26 10:55