NSERC Discovery Grants - Northern Research Supplements




Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplements

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Program Information

Instructions to Form 101

Instructions to Form 100


The Discovery Grants Northern Research Supplements (NRS) Program has been established to help augment and promote Canadian university-based northern research and training. The main purpose of the NRS is to recognize the added logistical costs unique to conducting research in Canada’s north. The NRS is aimed at NSERC-funded researchers who intend to conduct research in Canada’s north. Researchers must apply for Northern Research Supplement at the time they make their Discovery Grant application. Note, however, that the applications are separate and so are the systems they are submitted on.


Please refer to NSERC’s overall eligibility criteria. Faculty must hold a minimum three-year appointment (full-time, contract or adjunct) in an academic position with a firm offer in writing at the time of application. 

Funding Availability

Successful applicants will receive a supplement to their Discovery Grant of between $10,000 and $25,000 per year, for the same period as their Discovery Grant.  Renewal of the supplement will be considered at the time of the Discovery Grant.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Up to 5 years (same period as the funded Discovery Grant)


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits the signed OR-5 along with a completed application to Research.Services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

How to Apply

Form 101 and Form 100 via the NSERC on-line system (not Research Portal).  If you have not submitted an NOI for A Discovery Grant, you will not be eligible to apply for a Northern Research Supplement.  Office of Research submits the final version on behalf of the University using the NSERC online system.

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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