Based on feedback received during consultations with the community, NSERC will be adding a Letter of Intent (LOI) stage to the application process for the Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects, starting with the 2017 competition cycle. The LOI stage will be mandatory for all applications to Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG-P). Following an evaluation by the Strategic Projects Selection Panels, a select number of LOIs will be invited to submit full applications. This process will reduce the effort of the research community in preparing applications and result in a higher success rate overall.
We are currently developing the necessary framework for a fall launch of the LOI process for the 2017 competition. Our projected schedule is:
Deadline for submission of letters of intent
Invite applicants to submit full applications
Deadline for submission of full applications
August 15 to 31
Strategic Projects selection panel evaluation meetings
Announce results of Strategic Projects competition
Please refer to NSERC’s website periodically for information and updates. We thank you for your commitment to this program and hope that we can count on your continued support as we introduce this new phase in the review process.
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Vice President, Research Partnerships
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada