ArcticNet, an independent not-for-profit organization housed at the Universite Laval in Quebec City, will receive the funding over a seven-year period. It was renewed because it met the threshold of excellence after rigorous evaluation of its scientific accomplishments, future research goals, and training and knowledge-transfer activities.
The NCE program is managed jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies -- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) -- in partnership with Industry Canada.
Université Laval's ArcticNet receives funding renewal from Networks of Centres of Excellence
Fri, Sep 16, 2011
The Canadian goverment has announced an additional CDN$67.3 million in funding to ArcticNet -- the largest funding renewal for the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program to date, hosted by UArctic member Université Laval. The mission of this world-leading network is to help adapt the coastal Canadian Arctic to climate change and modernization. ArcticNet received its first federal grant in 2003 for almost CDN$46 million.