The objective of the Chairs in Design Engineering (CDE) is to improve the level and quality of design engineering activity within Canadian universities.
By supporting a Chair, companies improve their access to leading design groups and can influence long- and medium-term university training directions.
|Who manages funds?||University and Chairholder(s)|
|Use of funds||Salary of the Chairholder(s), plus research program, including expenses for students, equipment, materials, services, and travel.|
|Duration of Chair term||Five years, renewable|
|Are multiple professors involved?||Usually one professor but a Senior/Associate arrangement is possible.|
|Typical application success rate||10%|
|Typical grant range||Up to $200,000 per year|
|Type of partners required||Individuals, public or private organizations, including Canadian-based companies, government or the university.|
|Minimum in-kind partner contribution||Required. Equal to the amount requested from NSERC.|
|Minimum cash contribution from partner||0% required. NSERC matches financial contributions provided.|
|Is industrial in-kind contribution recognized?||Yes|
|Is the contribution eligible for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax incentive?||Yes. Consult your local Canada Revenue Agency office for specific eligibility rules and amounts.|
|Application deadline||Competition announcements are listed on the NSERC Web site.|
|Evaluation method||All proposals are peer-reviewed by external reviewers and the CDE Selection Committee.|
|Evaluation time||Five to eight months (Preliminary Application and Full Application)|
|Is NSERC willing to review drafts?||No, but NSERC will discuss concepts and process.|
For more detailed information, refer to the Chairs in Design Engineering description.