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Alliance Grants, Option 1

Research Admin Offices:

  • MILO

Funding Type:



Option 1: requesting $150,000 or greater, annually, from NSERC



Internal Deadline:


Sponsor Deadline:



The objective of the Alliance Grant is to encourage greater collaboration in Canada’s research and development system by

  1. Providing support for projects that include both generators and users of research results and knowledge, and
  2. Accommodating a broader range of partners. Alliance also includes incentives for collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises and multi-sectoral partnerships, and offers an accelerated means for projects to scale and grow. Key benefits: single point of entry to rapidly develop new partnerships, or facilitate the growth of existing research collaborations; support for projects of different levels of scale and complexity from new, short term, one-on-one collaborations, to larger multi-stakeholder research teams; enhanced flexibility in the types of projects and partners, providing more opportunities for more innovative collaborations; supports research focused on outcomes as well as the training of research talent in a multi-partner environment; streamlined application process resulting in faster decision times, thereby supporting modern and fast-breaking research.

Additional Program Information:


For support, please contact Amber Metham, Associate Director, Research Contracts, MILO.

MILO Research Contracts Advisors – ask for “Top Tips” pdf