Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

NSERC promotes discovery by funding more than 11,000 researchers every year.


Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for Faculty page.

Minimum Processing Times

In general, Office of Research minimum processing time for NSERC grant competitions is one (1) week for Discovery and Research Tools & Instruments, and two (2) weeks for Alliance, prior to the external deadlines posted by NSERC.

Please refer to the external deadlines posted by NSERC.

Application Instructions

For non-electronic submissions, please send a complete, signed copy of your full application including an OR-5 form to the Research Services Office for signatures by the internal deadline.

For electronic submissions, please perform the electronic submission and then submit a complete, signed OR-5 form to the Research Services Office by the internal deadline.

Researchers must provide a signed OR-5 form and upload the final version of their application via the NSERC Research Portal for review/submission by Research Support Services by the internal deadlines.

See Research Alerts for more detailed program-specific information and timelines. 


For More Information

Carolyn Dowling-Osborn, Senior Manager, Grants & Contracts
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x52935