Funding available for Canada-Brazil R&D projects

Canadian science and technology organizations and their Brazilian partners are offering bilateral funding for research and development projects to stimulate innovation and collaboration between the two countries.

On the Canadian side, funding recipients are eligible to receive up to a maximum of $400,000 or up to 50 per cent of the total R&D project value.

Applications will be accepted from the following sectors:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Ocean Science and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Green Energy & Clean Technologies

The joint venture is being carried out by the International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and their Brazilian partners.

Calls for proposals (CFP) information sessions will be held on May 8 and May 29 at 2 p.m., eastern standard time. The deadline for expression of interest will be June 11, 2012. Click here to see details on the CFP.

The program aims to boost innovative R&D cooperation that address a specific market need, demonstrate high commercial potential, and deliver benefit to all participants and to both countries.

ISTPCanada will award funding to Canadian companies as a non-repayable contribution. Recipients are not required to repay this contribution at the completion of the project.

NSERC will award funding directly to collaborating Canadian university and college researchers as a non-repayable grant if the project has an integrated CRD (Collaborative R&D) or ARD (Applied R&D) component.

Contact Bharat Rudra, country manager for Brazil at or 613.729.3069, ext. 224.

To register, provide your name, title, organization, email address and phone number, along with the date and time of the session you would like to attend, via email to:

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