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. 2, 2022 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: Oct 18, 2022 ROLA & complete draft application & CCV in the Research Portal. (Applications are administratively reviewed in the order they’re received in the Research Portal. They can be returned, as necessary, to applicants for further editing).
NSERC: Nov. 1, 2022 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: email@example.com
Webinar – How to Submit a Notification of Intent:
Due to COVID-19, NSERC is replacing live webinars with pre-recorded videos followed by live Q&A sessions. This series is meant to assist the research community on how to complete an application using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV). You will find below the pre-recorded videos as well as the dates for these upcoming live Q&A sessions.
Please view the pre-recorded videos prior to attending a live Q&A session, as the material presented in the videos will not be repeated.
In preparation, please familiarize yourself with the following documents:
- Memo to Potential Applicants – Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant – 2023 Competition
- Instructions for Completing the Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant
- Canadian Common CV – How to Complete NSERC’s Version
Pre-registration is not required to attend the live Q&A sessions. The session will be open 15 minutes in advance for you to review existing questions and submit your questions in advance.
Considering the high attendance to the webinars, NSERC staff may not have time to respond to all individual questions during the sessions. Any additional questions should be directed to their support team at NSERC Discovery.
|How to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant (English session)||Comment remplir l’avis d’intention de présenter une demande de subvention à la découverte (French session)|
|Dates||Thursday, June 23, 2022 |
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
|Tuesday, June 21, 2022 |
Thursday, July 7, 2022
|Time||1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)||1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)|
|Open to||Members of the research community across Canada||Members of the research community across Canada|
|Links and passwords (if required)||Live Q&A June 23, 2022 |
Live Q&A for July 5, 2022
|Live Q&A for June 21, 2022 |
Live Q&A for July 7, 2022
Please see NSERC’s Webinars page to learn about upcoming information sessions.