NSERC-NRCan partnership to fund research on small modular reactors

Maximum Value

100,000 per year

Sponsor Deadline

August 1, 2023

UBCO RPIF Deadline

July 27, 2023

NOI/LOI Deadline

April 11, 2023 12:00 PM

UBCO E-submission Deadline

July 31, 2023 12:00 PM

Program Description

In support of Canada’s Small Modular Reactor Action Plan, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is partnering with NRCan to fund research on SMRs. As stated in Budget 2022: “Support to develop this technology can position Canada as a clean energy leader; support the decarbonization of provincial electricity grids in places like New Brunswick and Saskatchewan; facilitate the transition away from diesel power in remote communities; and help decarbonize heavy emitting industries.”

NRCan has set aside approximately $1M per year, over 4 years, to co-fund research projects through NSERC’s Alliance grants program. Once the proposed research project has been approved by NRCan, eligible university researchers can apply for an Alliance grant with a duration of 1 to 4 years. Partners from industry, government and not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to participate as per NSERC’s Alliance grants program. NSERC’s funding contribution will be calculated using the Alliance cost-sharing formula.

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

UBC Okanagan submission guidlines

Last updated: 2023-02-06 01:24