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Discovery Grants — Applicant Categories Description The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects.
These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. As a grant in aid of research, Discovery Grants are not meant to support the full costs of a research program and they can facilitate access to funding from other programs. NSERC recognizes that, while being of a grant in aid nature, Discovery Grants must be sufficient to support a program of quality research that can have a meaningful impact on the field of study. This provides researchers with the flexibility to pursue promising research avenues as they emerge and the opportunity to address higher-risk higher reward topics.
Researchers can use their grants to participate in collaborative efforts. The Discovery Grants Program assists in: promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities; fostering research excellence; and providing a stimulating environment for research training. This can be a tenured, tenure-track or lifetime professor emeritus position; or a paid or unpaid term or contract position of no less than three years.
The position must be finalized no later than six 6 weeks following the competition deadline of November 1, The position must require the individual to engage in research that is not under the direction of another individual; and The position must authorize the individual to supervise or co-supervise the research of students registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or postdoctoral fellows e. Researchers can apply for and hold only one Discovery Grant at a time.
Researchers who hold a Discovery Grant cannot reapply for another Discovery Grant until the last year of their current award. Researchers are encouraged to indicate their sex in the Identification section of the CCV.
This information is used for statistical purposes only and is not shared with reviewers. Decisions on eligibility of subject matter may come at any time during the review cycle. If your eligibility to apply is questioned, NSERC will contact you and your university research administrator.
The ECR definition has changed. Special Notes.
NSERC Discovery Grants - 2018 Competition (Full Application)
Gozilkree The Agencies encourage the institution to accede to such a request, provided the equipment is not necessary to other researchers at the former institution. Skip to content Skip to institutional links. These changes could include a change in position at the institution, a change from full-time to part-time status, a change to a term position during the course of the grant, or taking a position outside of Canada academic or other. The Agency reserves the right to defer or suspend subsequent instalments if the Parliamentary appropriations are reduced or cancelled, or if the need for funds is not demonstrated.
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Fekazahn CIHR will also allow deferment of the start date of a grant for up to one year from the start date indicated in the description of the funding opportunity, if the grantee has not resolved pending issues with the application prior to that date. The terms and conditions could nzerc a memorandum of understanding, reporting requirements and method of payment. If both parents are supported by grant funds, each parent may take a portion of the leave for a combined maximum of six months. Nserx Your Award after a leave: Awards may be cancelled without notice if the conditions under which they are granted are violated. Award Resources — Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies — Simon Fraser University The institution, through its business officer, maintains control of the grant funds, disburses salaries and other expenditures authorized by the grantee and provides periodic reports to the nderc and to the Agency on the status of grant funds. Please note CIHR allows defwr of the start date of a grant for up to one year from the start date indicated in the description of the funding opportunity if a PI has not resolved pending issues with the application prior to that date.
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