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Research Portal: Applications are Available

The Office of Research Services has received the following information which we are forwarding to our e-mail list members:

This is to inform you that the Research Portal is now open for applications to the Discovery Grants and Subatomic Physics programs.

Please note the following important points related to the submission of applications:

Discovery Grants and Subatomic Physics programs

SFU Internal Deadline + receipt of fully signed SFU signature sheet - Tuesday October 25, 2016
Agency Deadline - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:00PM PST

Other deadlines:

· Research Tools and Instruments (RTI):

Note: There is an internal adjudication process that involves each Dean for this competition prior to submission to the agency. For further information, please contact Ash Lalani at ashlalani@sfu.ca
SFU Internal Deadline + receipt of fully signed SFU signature sheet - Tuesday October 18, 2016
Agency Deadline - Tuesday October 25, 2016, 5:00 p.m. (PST)

· Subatomic Physics (MRS, RTI Cat. 2 & 3, Projects over $500K):

SFU Internal Deadline + receipt of fully signed SFU signature sheet - Monday, September 26, 2016
Agency Deadline - Monday October 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. (PST) Note: The initial deadline for this is October 1, 2016. However, this date falls on a Saturday therefore the deadline falls to the next business day which is Monday October 3, 2016.


Researchers must follow NSERC’s instructions for completing an application. Information that does not conform to these instructions will not be used for peer review and the application may be rejected.

NSERC will not accept applications after the deadline. 

*NEW* DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements

NSERC has launched a new initiative in partnership with the Department of National Defence (DND) through their agency Defence Research and Development Canada. The partnership will provide up to 20 research supplements to support unclassified university-based research dedicated to the development of non-weapon specific technologies with dual-use applications in defence and security target areas.

· To be considered for the DND/NSERC Supplement, applicants must complete the new Supplements/Joint Initiatives section of the Discovery Grant application through the Research Portal.

· Additional details on the initiative are available on NSERC’s website . Should you have any questions about the DND/NSERC Supplement, please email NSERC at dndsuppmdn@nserc-crsng.gc.ca .

Eligibility of Subject Matter

To help applicants identify the appropriate agency when applying for funding, consult the guidelines for Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency . For additional information and specific examples relating to subject matter eligibility, refer to the Addendum to the guidelines for the eligibility of applications related to health document. Applications that are outside of NSERC’s mandate will be rejected. Decisions on eligibility of subject matter may come at any time during the review cycle.

Gender Equality in Science and Engineering

NSERC encourages applicants to provide information on their gender on a voluntary basis in the identification section of the CCV. The information is used for statistical purposes and to help build evidence for policy improvements, in accordance with the NSERC – Policy Statement on Gender Equality in Science and Engineering . It is not seen or used in the NSERC peer review process.

Webinars and Other Resources

NSERC will host a series of webinars to assist with the application process. Please consult our Webinars page for upcoming dates. 

If you require technical assistance for the Research Portal, contact NSERC technical support by email at webapp@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or by telephone at 613-995-4273.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at coord@nserc-crsng.gc.ca .

We thank you for your ongoing collaboration.

Program Operations Unit

Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate