The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is partnering with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) to fund collaborative research projects on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
This competition aims to fund ten preliminary (one-year) projects. The proposals to NSERC should not exceed CAN$50,000. All project expenditures are subject to the principles and directives governing the appropriate use of grant funds as outlined in the Tri-agency guide on financial administration. You must follow the Tri-agency open access policy, and you are also encouraged to make any publication data resulting from funded projects open access.
The current initiative is designed to fund preliminary (one-year) projects between Canadian academic researchers and their counterparts in German academia and/or federal research institutes. It is expected that these projects will
- provide training opportunities for Canadian students and postdoctoral fellows
- provide opportunities for networking and interchanges between Canadian researchers and their counterparts in Germany
- lay the groundwork for longer term collaborations that will help advance the development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies