NSERC - SAP Discovery Grants




Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants – Individual, Team, Project

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Research Portal  

Program Information

Canadian Common CV

Important  Notice for Potential Applicants


There are three types of SAP Discovery Grants: Individual, Team and Project. The SAP 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, whether made individually or in teams. Researchers are free to work in the mode most appropriate for the research area.


Please refer to NSERC’s overall eligibility criteria. Applicants that have submitted an NOI on or before August 3, 2015 are eligible to apply. 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.  The NOI is a mandatory step in the application process.  Please note there are also restrictions on how many grants you may hold or participate in, which are outlined in the program description.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

5 years.  Although a shorter duration can be requested, NSERC may award a grant of the normal duration. Projects are awarded for up to 3 years.

How to apply

Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants submit NOIs directly to NSERC via the Research Portal by August 3*, 2015 8 p.m.  No OR-5 form or submission to Office of Research Services is required at the NOI Stage.

*Since August 1 falls on a weekend, the next business day applies.

Full Application: Sign in to the Research Portal to submit an application which must be linked to a completed NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV) for each applicant and each co-applicant.

For Questions, please contact

Jamie Cousineau
Program officer,

Office of Research

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

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