NSERC Discovery Grants 2016 competition




NSERC Discovery Grants

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Program Information

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The Discovery Grants Program supports on-going programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than short-term goals or a collection of unrelated projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Researchers are free to work in the mode most appropriate for the research area.


Please refer to NSERC’s overall eligibility criteria.  Faculty must hold a minimum three-year appointment (fulltime, contract or adjunct) in an academic position with a firm offer in writing at the time of application. If you hold an adjunct or contractually limited appointment , please ensure that the dates in your application under “Eligibility Profile” match the dates of your official appointment letter. Faculty that have submitted an NOI on or before Aug 3, 2015 are eligible to submit a full application. The NOI is a mandatory step in the application process.

Indirect Costs

Not applicable

Project Duration

Grants are normally awarded for 5 years.  Although, a shorter duration can be requested, NSERC may award a grant of the normal duration.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits the signed OR-5 to: Research.Services@uoguelph.ca and click “submit” in the Research Portal so it appears on the Office of Research server.  Grants Officer will print the application from the Research Portal.

External Deadline

Nov. 1 falls on a weekend, therefore the next business day applies.

How to Apply

Application, and Common CV, including contributions. A maximum of 4 reprints or preprints and/or manuscripts, excerpts from your thesis, technical reports, etc. are to be submitted electronically with your application.  Office of Research submits final version on behalf of the University using the NSERC Research Portal.

For Questions, please contact

Program Officer
350 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 1H5

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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