NRC eligibility criteria
The NRC National Program Office's eligibility requirements are outlined in the following table. Please note that the NRC reserves the right to make changes to this document in conformity with applicable policies.
|Main purpose||To support recipient's costs for projects that advance R&D program objectives|
|Funding available||Up to $450K per project over 3 years|
|Direct eligible costs|
|Indirect costs||Overhead up to a maximum of 10% of total direct eligible costs Note 4|
|Eligible recipients and NRC’s coverage||
100% of total eligible costs
75% of total eligible costs Note 4
|Stacking||Total Canadian government assistance is up to 100% of total eligible costs|
The National Program Office’s funding will be provided through the Collaborative Science, Technology and Innovation Program (CSTIP) terms and conditions.
CSTIP is intended to position the NRC as a collaborative platform that uses science excellence to tackle Canada's most pressing challenges. As such, projects supported under this initiative will benefit from NRC assets in place (special purpose research facilities, scientific expertise and networks) and financial assistance in the form of non-repayable grants or contributions.
“Principal investigator” means the lead researcher from each party assigned to the project and identified in the letter of intent.
“Co-investigator” means a third-party who is providing a significant contribution to the R&D of the project and who intends to submit a request for NRC funding.
“Collaborator” means a third-party to the project who is not receiving an NRC financial contribution, and is not the NRC, nor the recipient of the funding agreement.
Projects selection considerations
The National Program Office assesses funding applications taking into consideration factors that include:
- benefits to Northern and Indigenous communities
- relevance to 1 or more of the NRC's program themes (housing, health, food, water)
- how the project will advance the objectives of this collaborative Canada-ITK-UK call for funding
- strength of the project team and capacity to achieve expected results
- technical aspects including science plan and budget
- risks and associated mitigations
- anticipated benefits to your organization and to Canada
Questions about applicable research:
Questions about eligibility requirements and specific terms and conditions:
Elena Di Francesco