Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment

The evidence is clear. Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strengthen the scientific and engineering communities and the quality, social relevance and impact of research. Increasing diversity and gender equity in the research enterprise are key priorities in our current strategic plan, NSERC 2020, and are highlighted in the strategic goal of “Building a Diversified and Competitive Research Base.”

Our Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research


Our framework

NSERC’s Framework on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is an eight-point action plan outlining the corporate-wide changes we are making to integrate equity, diversity and inclusion considerations into our policies, processes, indicators of research excellence and evaluation criteria, and to eliminate any systemic biases that could hinder equitable access by an individual or group to NSERC funding opportunities. Our community will be informed of changes and effective dates in advance of application deadlines.

Our Framework and what it means for applicants and selection committee members


Latest news and updates

Gender Summit 11 - 2017

NSERC reports and analysis

As we continue to undertake equity-related initiatives at NSERC additional updates and analyses will be shared with the research community.

NSERC competition statistics, including sex-disaggregated data for Scholarships and Discovery Grants

Women in Science and Engineering in Canada

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