|Opportunity Name||Small Modular Reactors Research Fund|
|Agency||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) & Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)|
|Value||$20,000 – $100,000/year|
|Duration||Up to 4 years|
NRCan Expression of Interest (EOI)
|Application due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||03-28-2023, by 9:00AM|
|Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||04-03-2023|
|Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||04-10-2023, by 9:00AM|
|Application due at agency (at firstname.lastname@example.org)||04-11-2023, by 11:59PM|
NSERC Alliance application (by invitation only)
|Application due to FSc RO at email@example.com for full review||07-18-2023, by 9:00AM|
|Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for mandatory review||07-25-2023|
|Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||07-31-2023, by 9:00AM|
|Application due at agency||08-01-2023|
Intended to support activities that will:
- generate new knowledge to support policy and decision-making related to SMRs in Canada’s nuclear industry, as well as to support the objectives of the Canada's SMR Action Plan;
- enhance the capabilities of Canadian universities to undertake research related to SMRs;
- increase training and help produce a new generation of nuclear scientists, engineers and policy-makers.
Proposed research projects must address at least one of the following research objectives specific to the SMR technologies being pursued in Canada (consult Canada's SMR Action Plan for further guidance).
- Robust supply chains for SMRs
- SMR fuel supply
- Radioactive waste management and minimization for SMRs
Full eligibility requirements here.
How to Apply
University researchers must first contact NRCan to discuss their proposed project and obtain approval before submitting an application to NSERC. To engage NRCan in supporting their research project, they must request an expression of interest (EOI) form via email to email@example.com and submit the completed form to NRCan by 11:59 pm on April 11, 2023.A limited number of applicants will be invited by NRCan to submit an application for NSERC funding. Funding decisions will then be made based on based on NSERC's Alliance grant review process. Applications must be submitted to NSERC by August 1, 2023.