NSERC Discovery Grants

If your research falls in the area of science or engineering you may be eligible to apply for funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). NSERC’s Discovery Grants Program assists in promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering

NSERC Notification of Intent (NOI) MANDATORY: Tuesday, August 1 by/before 8PM.
Faculty Research Office: 5 days prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least one week – contact Karen Kueneman)
Research Western & ROLA: 5 days prior to agency deadline
NSERC Full Application: Nov. 1 @ 2PM

Description: The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered ‘grants in aid’ of research as they provide long term operating funds to support the costs of a research program. As a grant in aid of research, Discovery Grants are not meant to support the full costs of a research program and they can facilitate access to funding from other programs.  

The NOI module is now available in the Research Portal.

A Canadian Common CV is required at both the NOI and application stages. Research Western will provide Common CV information sessions/support. These will be announced soon.

Please Consult the Memo to Potential Applicants for information regarding the 2018 discovery grants competition.

NSERC will be hosting webinars to further assist  researchers with the application process. Consult the Webinars page for dates.

More information, applications, guidelines…

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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