Post-secondary institutions will receive up to $9 million in the next three years for projects providing social, economic and environmental solutions for B.C. Projects will be supported in the areas of natural resources, the applied sciences, and engineering.

Funding is provided from the Natural Resources and Applied Sciences (NRAS) Endowment and are delivered by BCIC in cooperation with the BCFRST Foundation through two new programs:

  • The NRAS Research Team Program supports accomplished B.C. researchers with projects that will provide substantial benefits to the province. This program encourages researchers from multiple disciplines to work together and engage students and other personnel through a high-calibre training and supervision program. Funding is provided for direct research-related costs for up to three years.
  • The NRAS Private Sector Collaborative Program will increase partnerships between post-secondary institutions and the private sector. The program supports knowledge transfer and an industry-based training program for students and other personnel. Funding is provided for up to 50 percent of total project costs for up to three years.