NSERC Alliance Grants Recipients

Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

2023

Project Title: Grasslands as medicine: restoration and conservation of native prairie grasslands for climate action
Principal Investigator(s): Kerri Finlay
Partner(s):
Area of Application: Climate and atmosphere
Type of Call: Preparatory funds for sustainable agriculture
NSERC Funding Amount: $32,232
Project Title: Sustainable, Profitable and Net-zero Controlled Environment Agriculture (SPAN-CEA)
Principal Investigator(s): Zhanle Wang
Partner(s):
Area of Application: Agriculture and primary food production; Alternative energy resources
Type of Call: Preparatory funds for sustainable agriculture
NSERC Funding Amount: $35,000

 

2022

Project Title: Internet of Things Partial Discharge Detection (PD) System
Principal Investigator(s): Irfan Al-Anbagi
Partner(s):
Area of Application: Climate and atmosphere
Type of Call: International - Catalyst
NSERC Funding Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Multi-dimensional Resilience Framework Development for Culvert Infrastructure Systems
Principal Investigator(s): Golam Kabir
Partner(s): University of Regina
Area of Application: Production and operations management; Construction, transportation and communications
Type of Call: International - Catalyst
NSERC Funding Amount: $25,000
Project Title: BRiSkET - Brine Resources in Saskatchewan: Exploration Tools
Principal Investigator(s): Leslie Robbins
Partner(s): EMP Metals, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, University of Alberta, Yale University
Area of Application: Mineral resources (prospecting, exploration, mining, extraction, processing)
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Climate change mitigation and adaptation: fisheries changes from phasing out coal-generated electricity
Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Somers
Partner(s): SaskPower, University of Regina
Area of Application: Environmental impact of economic activities (including agriculture); Advancement of knowledge
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $50,900
Project Title: Integrated methods to treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-contaminated water matrices
Principal Investigator(s): Jinkai Xue
Partner(s):
Area of Application: Water; Sanitary engineering
Type of Call: International - Catalyst
NSERC Funding Amount: $25,000

 

2021

Project Title: Accelerating flax straw decomposition by harnessing natural soil microbes
Principal Investigator(s): John Stavrinides
Partner(s): Saskatchewan Flax Development Comm.
Area of Application: Agriculture and primary food production; Agriculture
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $139,998
Project Title: Evaluating variation in the sensitivity of tree growth, mortality, and biomass allocation to climate-induced moisture stress across the western boreal forest
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Vanderwel
Partner(s): Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Environment, Northern Forestry Centre
Area of Application: Forestry (silviculture, forest management)
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $518,500
Project Title: Tackling the challenge of emerging pollutants in wastewater in the Prairies: a novel granular sludge-dynamic membrane bioreactor system
Principal Investigator(s): Jinkai Xue
Partner(s): City of Regina, QuantWave Technologies Inc.
Area of Application: Sanitary engineering; Water
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $100,000

 

2020

Project Title: Water quality in Canada: validation, interpretation, and mobilization of community-based water monitoring
Principal Investigator(s): Kerri Finlay
Partner(s): Environment and Climate Change Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan, Water Rangers
Area of Application: Environment; Water
Type of Call:
NSERC Funding Amount: $188,130
Project Title: Public Safety and Trust Based Systems
Principal Investigator(s): Howard Hamilton
Partner(s): Corrections, Policing and Public Safety
Area of Application: Information systems and technology; Advancement of knowledge
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $244,800
Project Title: Supporting exploratory information seeking in public digital libraries
Principal Investigator(s): Orland Hoeber
Partner(s): Regina Public Library, Sask Info & Library Serv Consortium Inc.
Area of Application: Information, computer and communication technologies; Information systems and technology
Type of Call:
NSERC Funding Amount: $389,500
Project Title: Forest expansion in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Vanderwel
Partner(s): Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Saskatchewan
Area of Application: Environment
Type of Call: Not applicable
NSERC Funding Amount: $20,000