NSERC-CSE research communities grants

Disclaimer: Researchers funded through the NSERC-CSE Research Communities Grants do not represent the Communications Security Establishment or the Government of Canada. Any research, opinions or positions they produce as part of this initiative do not represent the official views of the Government of Canada.

The NSERC-CSE Research Communities Grants aim to fund research communities to conduct research on cutting-edge technologies in areas of strategic importance to CSE and the Government of Canada. This is a partnership between CSE and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

About the funding

  • Duration: Up to four years
  • Funding by call: $1,400,000 per year (1 large project) or $700,000 per year (2 small projects)
  • Number of calls: Four between 2023 and 2028


NSERC-CSE Research Communities Grants will:

  • build awareness within the Canadian academic community of research problems of interest to CSE and to Canada’s national security and cyber security
  • enable Canadian researchers to generate new knowledge in domains of national interest to Canada


  • Supports academic research on cutting-edge technologies
  • Provides outstanding training opportunities for highly qualified personnel in areas of national importance
  • Rewards collaborative multi-institutional engagement
  • Provides opportunity to work with CSE researchers to tackle scientific challenges related to CSE’s mission to protect Canada’s national security

Calls for proposals

Learn more

For more information, visit the NSERC's Alliance grants program page or contact the NSERC-CSE alliance by email at alliance_cse-cst@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

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