Program of Energy Research and Development

The Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD) is a federal, interdepartmental program operated by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). PERD funds research and development designed to ensure a sustainable energy future for Canada in the best interests of both our economy and our environment.

Please note that PERD only provides funding to federal departments and agencies for internal R&D or collaborative Grants and Contributions with outside organizations working with the federal department or agency*. It is not a general funding or grant program for companies, associations or individuals.

13 federal departments and agencies participate in PERD:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • National Defence
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Transport Canada

* These departments and agencies may collaborate with and/or provide funding to:

Find out more about some of the projects funded under the PERD program.