JIBC receives NSERC eligibility status
NSERC eligibility will increase research funding options and partnership opportunities
JIBC has received eligibility status with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). JIBC’s Office of Applied Research is now eligible to apply for and receive NSERC funding, which is exclusive to select research centers in Canada.
The NSERC status will add to the Institute’s already significant research portfolio. Over the past four years, JIBC has attracted more than $10 million in research funding for projects leading to improvements in public policy, community awareness, field practice, and education for those who keep our communities safe.
“The Office of Applied Research has successfully collaborated with public and private sector partners to attract and secure ongoing funding in the form of grants, contracts, and proposal commitments,” said JIBC President Jack McGee. “NSERC eligibility will allow us to go even further with our research capabilities and continue to contribute to the safety and security of BC communities.”
NSERC eligibility will help to attract researchers and projects from across the country that will inform public policy, increase public awareness, enhance justice and public safety curriculum, and leverage learning technologies and methodologies. This status also provides JIBC with more research funding options, the opportunity to work with industry to develop innovative programs to enhance the safety and security of communities across Canada, and to work with more national and international partners.
“It is very exciting for JIBC to receive NSERC eligibility as it will provide for more research opportunities that will benefit all justice and public safety professionals and volunteers throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world” said Greg Anderson, Dean, JIBC Office of Applied Research.
Earlier this year, the Office of Applied Research received eligibility status with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
NSERC is a federal agency that supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.
Last updated April 9, 2014