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Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

Name of transfer payment program Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence
End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Research Partnerships
Main objective These grants fund large-scale collaborative research networks that bring a wide range of research expertise to bear on specific challenges identified by an industrial sector.
Planned spending in 2018–19 $983,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2015–16
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) 2020–21
General targeted recipient groups Industry-related


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Name of transfer payment program Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research
End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Research Partnerships
Main objective The Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program bridges the challenging gap between innovation and commercialization. The program matches clusters of research expertise with the business community to share the knowledge and resources that bring innovations to market faster. Centres advance research and facilitate commercialization within four priority areas: the environment; natural resources and energy; health and life sciences; and information and communications technologies.
Planned spending in 2018–19 $4,554,397
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2017–18
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) 2022–23
General targeted recipient groups Industry-related, non-profit organizations (universities and research institutions, colleges)


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Name of transfer payment program College and Community Innovation Program (voted)
End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Research Partnerships
Main objective These grants provide funding to colleges to strengthen their applied research capacity, and to carry out applied research and technology transfer activities in one area where the college has recognized expertise and that meets local and regional needs.
Planned spending in 2018–19 $1,000,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2013–14
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) 2018–19
General targeted recipient groups Non-profit organizations (colleges)


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Name of transfer payment program Canada Excellence Research Chairs (voted)
End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Insight Research
Main objective The Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program is a tri-agency initiative that supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada’s growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. The program awards world-renowned researchers and their teams to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities.
Planned spending in 2018–19 $1,400,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014–15
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) 2019–20
General targeted recipient groups Persons (researchers), non-profit organizations (universities)


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Name of transfer payment program Canada 150 Research Chairs (voted)
End date

2024-25

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Insight Research
Main objective The Canada 150 Research Chairs program provides Canadian universities with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers (including Canadian expatriates) to Canada.
Planned spending in 2018–19 $3,280,579
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation N/A
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) 2019–20
General targeted recipient groups Persons (researchers), non-profit organizations (universities)