Description: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research in the areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program.
Notice of Intent (Mandatory): Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 by/before 8:00PM
Faculty Research Office: one week prior to agency deadline (for internal review of draft application allow 2-3 weeks)
Western Research: not yet available
NSERC: Nov. 1, 2021 by/before 2:00PM *Note: When you submit your Application in the Research Portal, it will be routed to Research Services for review and final submission to NSERC.
- Information and useful links about the NSERC Discovery Grant Competition are available on the Western Research Website.
- Applications are submitted through the Research Portal.
- Detailed NSERC program information is available in the Program Overview, the NOI Instructions, and the Application Instructions.
- Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org