NSERC Discovery Grants Competition – Fall 2019

Arctic and Northern Regions
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Inquire with Unit

External Deadline: Friday 1st, November 2019


A new process was established beginning September 2013 whereby Academic Units will be assuming the responsibility for institutional review and electronic submission of applications for the CIHR Project, CIHR Foundation, SSHRC Insight, SSHRC Insight Development, and NSERC Discovery and RTI Grants competitions.  Research Grant and Contract Services will no longer be completing the electronic submission for these grants, but will be supporting Academic Units in their review of applications as they may require. If you are intending on applying to any of these competitions, please contact your Grants Facilitation Officer, Associate Dean (Research) or equivalent unit signatory to obtain information on deadlines and processes for institutional review and electronic submission for your unit.

Note: Notification of Intent to Apply submission is mandatory – due by August 1, 2019

Discovery Program Guidelines

Discovery Grant Notification of Intent (IndividualSubatomic Physics)

Application Instructions

Online Application Portal (Replaces Form 101)

Canadian Common CV Instructions (Replaces Form 100)

New Application Process for Discovery Grants

You must submit your NOI and the NSERC version of the Canadian Common CV (CCV) using the Research Portal.  Refer to the instructions on how to complete the NOI and CCV. We encourage you to start completing your CCV early, as it can be time-consuming to populate the fields the first time.

NSERC will be hosting webinars on how to complete a NOI to assist the research community. Consult the webinars page for dates.

Phase-out of Discovery Team Grants
As of the 2016 Discovery Grants Competition, NSERC will no longer be accepting Team Grant applications.

Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: July 10, 2019