The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects.
Applications to NSERC as the primary source of research or research training support must meet the following criteria:
- The program of research must be primarily in the natural sciences and engineering;
- The intended objectives of the research must be, primarily, to advance knowledge in one of the natural sciences or in engineering.
The Notice of Intent (NOI) for the NSERC Discovery Grant is available in the Research Portal. The NOI is a mandatory step and must be completed by August 1st, 2014. Applicants who do not submit an NOI cannot submit a full application for the Fall 2014 Discovery Grant competition.
Please note: The Common CV is required for the NOI submission. Please see the attached instruction sheet for how to link your CCV to the Research Portal. If you have not completed a CCV before now, please be aware that this will take a significant amount of time and you will need to plan accordingly.
Deadlines at a Glance:
August 1st at 8PM = NSERC NOI Deadline
Monday October 20th, 2014 at 5PM = Western RD&S Deadline for Review (optional)
Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 5PM = Western RD&S ROLA and application Deadline (mandatory)
Monday November 3rd, 2014 at 2PM = NSERC Deadline (mandatory)**Since the application day of Nov 1st falls on a Saturday – the deadline will automatically default to the next business day.
** Please consult the Faculty of Education Research Office for more information on internal deadlines at the faculty level.
More details will follow from RD&S concerning optional review and application guide. Application instructions can be accessed here.