NSERC – Discovery Grants – (2022 competition) – NOI

Aboriginal Peoples
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Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery

Deadlines

Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: No RGCS review required for the NOI

External Deadline: Tuesday 3rd, August 2021


Description

Note *Completion of the NOI is a mandatory step in the application process.

The NOI is mandatory when applying for a Discovery Grant. Applicants who do not submit an NOI cannot submit a full application. The information contained in the NOI allows NSERC to start some aspects of the review process, including the preliminary assignment to an evaluation group, the selection of external reviewers and the verification of the eligibility of the subject matter.

Researchers who intend to apply for a Discovery Grant (DG), Subatomic Physics Discovery (SAP-DG), Major Resources Support (SAP-MRS), or Category 2 or 3 Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) in the 2022 competition must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) by the deadline date of Tuesday August 3, 2021, 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Applicant category – early career researcher

Early career researchers (ECR) are applicants who have held their first independent academic position within the last five years. The five-year window for being considered an ECR is adjusted to take into account instances where a researcher has had an eligible delay in research. All eligible leaves (for example, maternity, parental, personal illness, leave taken by applicants for family-related illness, bereavement) are credited as twice the amount of time taken. For example, a researcher submitting an NOI in August 2021, and who took a seven-month parental leave within the past five years must have been hired on or after May 2015 in order to be considered an ECR. Professional leaves (for example, training, sabbatical, administrative) will not be credited.

DND/NSERC Discovery Grant supplement

The DND/NSERC Discovery Grant supplement was launched in the 2017 competition. The joint initiative between the Department of National Defence (DND) and NSERC aims 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 apply for this supplement, you must indicate your interest in the Discovery Grant application. Refer to the instructions for details.

Northern Research Supplement

To apply for a Northern Research Supplement (NRS), you must indicate your interest and include the required attachments as part of the Discovery Grant application on the research portal. Refer to the program description for details.

Research Tools and Instruments grants

The number of selection criteria for the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants program has been reduced from five to three. The selection criteria are as follows:

  1. Need and urgency (40%)
  2. Scientific and engineering excellence (40%)
  3. HQP training (20%)

In addition to this change, there will also be applied weighting for each criterion. The weighted scoring method is expected to provide applicants with more detailed scoring on their proposals.

The NOI is mandatory when applying for a Discovery Grant. Applicants who do not submit an NOI cannot submit a full application. The information contained in the NOI allows NSERC to start some aspects of the review process, including the preliminary assignment to an evaluation group, the selection of external reviewers and the verification of the eligibility of the subject matter.

Additional information can be found here.

 


Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)



This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 7, 2021