Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


NSERC is the national instrument for making strategic investments inCanada's capability in science and technology. NSERC supports both basic university research through discovery grants and project research through partnerships among universities, governments and the private sector, as well as the advanced training of highly qualified people. NSERC provided $4.2 million to NEPTUNE Canada in 2008 toward initial operating costs.