NSERC Discovery Notification of Intent to Apply (Mandatory)

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:

Memorial Deadline:

External Deadline: Wednesday 1st, August 2018


NOTE: NSERC Discovery NOI’s do not require Institutional Signature from RGCS for this competition

It is time to start preparing your Discovery Grant application. A Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) must be submitted by the deadline date of August 1, 8 p.m. ETThe NOI is mandatory when applying for a Discovery Grant. Applicants who do not submit a NOI cannot submit a full application later in the fall. The information contained in the NOI allows NSERC to start some aspects of the review process, including preliminary assignment to an Evaluation Group, selection of external reviewers and verification of the eligibility of the subject matter.

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.

Webinars on “How to Complete and Application”

  English session French session
Dates Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada Members of the research community across Canada
Conference # 1 877-413-4790 1 877-413-4790
Conference ID 7462843 7462843
Link http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/complete-application/ http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/presenter-une-demande/

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  • Note that there is limited space in NSERC’s webinars.  Should you not be able to join, you can always connect through the teleconference and follow along with the presentation which will be available on the website.

For more information on the NOI Process, please visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/DGIGPNotice-PSIGPAvis_eng.asp 

For more information on the Discovery Grant Program, please visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/DGIGP-PSIGP_eng.asp

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

Memo to Potential Applicants – Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant in the 2019 Competition

Instructions for Completing the Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant

Canadian Common CV – How to Complete NSERC’s Version

Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 16, 2018