NSERC – Discovery Institutes Support Grants

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Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit

Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 27th, October 2021

External Deadline: Monday 1st, November 2021



The objectives of Discovery Institutes Support (DIS) grants are to enable the development of research activities and foster training and collaboration, within and among Canadian theoretical research institutes.

DIS grants assist Canadian-based theoretical research institutes to cover their operating and maintenance costs. Theoretical research institutes provide intellectual infrastructure and support, are used by researchers from different institutions across Canada, are discipline based and promote research and training of highly qualified personnel (HQP). These institutes can provide an environment that serves to accelerate research, develop partnerships and interactions with different disciplines and foster interdisciplinary research. Theoretical research institutes spark and promote regional, national and/or international interactions and can provide mechanisms for researchers to meet, collaborate and exchange ideas..

Important Dates June 1, 2021 – Letter of intent (LOI) deadline
June 15, 2021 – Invitation to submit full application
November 1, 2021 – Full application deadline
How to apply See below

Note: For the 2022 competition, applications will be accepted only from renewing institutes. This includes existing NSERC-funded applicant and co-applicant institutes currently awarded funding through the Collaborative and Thematic Resources Support in Mathematics and Statistics (CTRMS) and Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics Support (CITA) programs.

Additional information can be found on the NSERC Website.

Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 14, 2021