Form 101 - Instructions
Idea to Innovation Grants
About the Grant
Read the grant description in the Program Guide for Professors before you complete the application.
Who Completes the Application?
The applicant must complete the application and include all required documentation using the On-line System. In addition, the Personal Data Form (Form 100) must be completed by applicants and co-applicants and linked to the application form.
You are responsible for submitting a complete application that conforms to the presentation standards established by NSERC. Incomplete applications and applications that do not meet the presentation standards may be rejected, or be at a disadvantage, in comparison with those that are complete and respect the presentation standards. Where page limits are stated, pages in excess of the number permitted will be removed.
For more information, read the NSERC On-line Presentation and Attachment Standards.
Your application must be received at your institution’s research grants office by their internal deadline date; contact your research grants office for those deadlines.
For programs with deadlines, the application must be received at NSERC by 5:00 p.m. local time (at your location) on the deadline date. If it is not received by the deadline, it will be considered late and will be rejected. Application deadlines are indicated in each of the program descriptions, as well as on the Application Deadlines and Notification of Decision page.
Material or updates received under separate cover (before or after the deadline date) will not be accepted.
The collection, use and disclosure of personal information provided to NSERC are outlined in the following policy statements:
The information you provide in your application is collected under the authority of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act. NSERC is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (ATIP). The information you provide is stored in a series of NSERC data banks described in Info Source.
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Information Required from Organizations Participating in Research Partnerships Programs (Form 183A)
See the instructions for completing Form 183A.
It is very important that the letters from the supporting organizations address the points outlined in the instructions for Form 183A.
Title of Proposal
The title will be used for publication purposes. It should describe the subject of the research to be supported. It should not contain a company or trade name. Spell out scientific symbols and acronyms. Indicate the phase of the I2I Grants to which you are applying.
Time devoted to proposed research/activity
Enter the time devoted by the applicant (in hours per month) to the proposed research/activity.
The cover letter is optional and should only be used if you wish to provide NSERC with additional information that will not be shared with external reviewers, such as a request that an individual or group of individuals not be involved in the review of your proposal. NSERC will take such a request into consideration. The cover letter must contain your name, the NSERC grant to which you are applying and the title of your application.
Note: This letter may be accessible to these individuals under the Privacy Act.
AREA(S) OF RESEARCH
Research Subject Codes
Consult the NSERC Code Tables. All applicants are required to select a primary research code.
Area of Application Codes
Consult the NSERC Code Tables. All applicants are required to select a primary area of application code from the list of Area of Application Codes.
Provide a maximum of 10 key words that describe the proposal.
Before completing this page, consult the Policies and Guidelines of the Program Guide for Professors concerning the requirements for certain types of research.
Research Involving Humans:
If you select Yes, you must provide your institution's administration with the appropriate certification indicating that research involving humans has been reviewed and has received the required approval.
Research Involving Human Pluripotent Stem Cells:
If you select Yes, or if through peer review the application is found to fall into this category and is recommended for funding, it will be forwarded, with your consent, to the Stem Cell Oversight Committee (SCOC) to ensure compliance with Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research: Guidelines for CIHR-Funded Research. The SCOC review is in addition to the normal review by local Research Ethics Boards (REBs). Funding will not be released until approval has been obtained from the SCOC.
Research Involving the Use of Animals:
If you select Yes, you must provide your institution's administration with the certification from the animal care committee at the institution that the experimental procedures proposed have been approved and that the care and treatment of animals is in accordance with the principles outlined in the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guide.
Research Involving Hazardous Substances:
If you select Yes, you must provide your institution's administration with the certification from the biosafety committee at the institution that the laboratory procedures being used comply with the safety precautions necessary for the level of containment required by the research.
Appendix A (Environmental Information) must be completed and submitted with the grant application ONLY if at least one of the following situations applies to your research activities: (A) any phase of the proposed research will take place outdoors and on federal lands in Canada, as defined in section 2(1) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012); (B) any phase of the proposed research will take place outdoors and outside of Canada; (C)(i) the grant funds will permit a designated project (listed in the CEAA 2012 Regulations Designating Physical Activities (RDPA)) to be carried out in whole or in part; or (C)(ii) any phase of the proposed research will depend on a designated project (listed in the RDPA) that is being carried out by an organization other than NSERC. If none of these situations apply to your proposed research activities, then no Appendix A is required.
Note: On July 6, 2012, CEAA 2012 came into force. As a result, the review process for applications submitted to NSERC has been revised. Grant applicants are required to provide more specific information under a completely revised Appendix A (Environmental Information), and Appendix B (CEAA Pre-Screening Checklist) no longer exists. In addition, the NSERC Policy on Environmental Assessment has been revoked and replaced by NSERC’s Guidelines on Environmental Review and Assessment.
For team applications, list each co-applicant's name, personal identification number (if known), organization name, as well as the time (in hours per month) each co-applicant will devote to the proposed research/activity or the use of equipment or facility.
Co-applicants, except those from the applicant's institution, must advise the authorized officer of their organization that NSERC will be seeking their signature through its secure site, agreeing to their participation.
By submitting this form, the applicant certifies that the individuals listed as co-applicants have been informed of the precise uses and disclosures of their personal information by NSERC (see Use and Disclosure of Personal Information Provided to NSERC) and have authorized the release of the information by the applicant.
Co-applicants, except those from the applicant’s institution, must advise the authorized officer of their organization that the applicant, or the applicant’s institution, will be seeking their signature prior to submitting the application to NSERC, agreeing to their participation.
A collaborator is a member of the research team that is applying for a group grant. The collaborator will not have access to the grant funds and must be qualified to undertake research independently. Collaborators are expected to contribute to the overall intellectual direction of the research project or program of research and to bring their own resources to the collaboration. Examples of collaborators are: government scientists, academic researchers, company staff members or research scientists.
Enter information about each co-applicant organization's signing officer (other than the applicant’s organization). For supporting organizations such as an industrial partner or a government department, enter information about the authorized representative(s).
If the application is being submitted in paper format, a signature must be provided by each co-applicant organization's signing officer, or the authorized representative of the supporting organization (such as an industrial partner or a government department).
The applicant must ensure that the co-applicants from other institutions obtain the appropriate signature from the authorized officer of their organization prior to submitting the application to NSERC (see Signatures requirements within this document).
SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
The summary is intended to explain the proposal in language that the public can understand.
Using simple terms, briefly describe the nature of the work to be done. Indicate why and to whom the research is important, the anticipated outcomes and how your field and Canada will benefit.
If you wish, you may also provide a summary in the other official language in the text box identified for that purpose.
List the activities/steps required to achieve the objectives for each year of the grant.
Indicate the start and end dates for the activities leading to the milestones, as well as the major results expected.
Before completing this page, read the instructions and consult the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide for information about the eligibility of expenditures for the direct costs of research and the regulations governing the use of grant funds.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
Use this page to report the contributions committed by the supporting organization(s) to the research project. Before completing this page, read the instructions and consult the Use of Grant Funds page of the NSERC Program Guide for Professors concerning the eligibility of expenditures for the direct costs of research and the regulations governing the use of grant funds, and Guidelines on Eligibility and Value of In-Kind Contributions.
Provide the information for each supporting organization.
List the resources the supporting organization will provide to support the proposed activities including:
If you are completing your application in paper, you must transfer the total amount of the Cash Contributions to Direct Costs of Research from industry and other sources to the appropriate line on the Proposed Expenditures page.
Use the Contributions from Supporting Organizations - Attachment page to provide an explanation of the cash and eligible in-kind contributions.
Since I2I projects are focused on the rapid realization of well-defined objectives, it is expected that all budget items are for costs directly related to achieving these objectives. Therefore, any request for expenses such as publications or attendance and travel to conferences are not expected.
Provide a detailed explanation and justification for each budget item identified in the Proposed Expenditures page. Provide sufficient information to allow reviewers to assess whether the resources requested are appropriate. This page should only contain information pertinent to the budget.
NSERC will support up to three-quarters of a market assessment to hire a professional external consultant.
Co-support by NSERC of some of the activities undertaken by the institution's industry liaison office (ILO) may be covered by the grant. NSERC will pay up to half of any eligible technology transfer activities undertaken in relation to the project, up to a maximum of 10 percent of requested funding. The other half, as well as other costs beyond the allowable maximum, are expected to be supported by the ILO or its equivalent.
For Phase II projects: Explain and justify the proposed cost-sharing ratios between NSERC and the partner.
In-kind contributions (Phase IIb projects): Refer to Guidelines on Eligibility and Value of In-Kind Contributions for directions on appraising company in-kind contributions. Cost incurred by the company during the course of the project for the filing and issuing of patents may be claimed as eligible contributions to the project to a maximum of $10,000.
Salaries and benefits
Give the names (if known), categories of employment and proposed salaries (with explicit indication of the non-discretionary benefits) of students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and the project manager (Phase IIb only). Briefly describe the responsibilities for each position and indicate the percentage of time they will be spending on this project over its life span. Do not include salaries of faculty in project costs.
Refer to Form 100 for information regarding obtaining consent to name individuals in your proposal.
Equipment or facility
Give a breakdown of the items requested. Provide details on models, manufacturers, prices and applicable taxes. Justify the need for each item requested. Quotations may be required. The Quotations page allows you to describe the quotations to be sent with the proposal.
Fees to be paid for the use of equipment or a facility should be described (e.g., hours and rate).
Materials and supplies
Provide details and explain major items.
Explain briefly how each activity is essential to the project.
Technology transfer activities
Provide extensive details of the technology transfer activities, such as those indicated below, that are supported by the institution and for which cost sharing is requested. Indicate the amount committed by the industry liaison office (ILO), or its equivalent, in support of these activities.
For Phase I and II applications: Co-support by NSERC of some of the activities undertaken by the institution's industry liaison office (ILO) may be covered by the grant. NSERC will pay up to half of any eligible technology transfer activities undertaken in relation to the project, up to a maximum of 10 percent of requested funding. The other half, as well as other costs beyond the allowable maximum, are expected to be supported by the ILO or its equivalent.
Provide two recent quotations for items or systems costing more than $25,000 before taxes. Provide justification if two quotations are not available.
Note: For upload purposes, all the quotations must be saved into a single PDF document.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS - ATTACHMENT
Provide a detailed explanation of the in-kind contributions to the direct costs of research. This information will be used to assess the level and nature of the partner involvement, the importance of their contribution to the success of the project and an appropriate cost-sharing ratio.
In a Phase II project only
Form 183A and Letter of Support (and attachments, as required)
A completed Form 183A, letter of support and any other required documents must be attached for each organization participating in a research project. Either the applicant or the supporting organization must complete all applicable pages of the form and provide the required documents.
To allow a supporting organization the ability to link a Form 183A to your application, use the Access Manager page of Form 101. For details on how to use this function, refer to the Access Manager instructions.
For applicants who are filling out Form 183A on behalf of the participating organization use the Link Manager page of Form 183A to link to your application. For details on how to use this function, refer to the Link Manager instructions.
If you are submitting your application in paper format and the supporting organization(s) is filling out Form 183A, you must request paper copies of the form, letter of support and any other attachments required. The PDF version of Form 183A is available on the NSERC Web site. To access the PDF form, go to the On-line Services page and select PDF Forms and Instructions. In the For Industry heading, select Form 183A – Orgs Info. for RPP from the Forms drop-down list.
LETTER(S) OF SUPPORT
Phase I applications
If possible or appropriate with the proposed business approach, provide letters of support from companies. Letters from potential users can demonstrate market potential for your proposed technology. Letters from potential partners (receptors) can show the interest to bring the technology to market and to create economic activity if the proposed objectives can be achieved.
Phase II applications
Include a support letter or document from the early stage investor or Phase IIb partner stating their interest in the technology and project, the reasons motivating this investment, and relevant experience in funding early stage technologies. A letter of support from potential users or clients may also be useful.
In an attached document, provide the requested information according to the guidelines outlined under the NSERC On-line Presentation and Attachment Standards.
All I2I applications are divided into two sections; the first one is focused on the description of the proposed technology while the second addresses the plan for technology transfer. The latter must be completed in close cooperation with the institution’s industry liaison office (ILO) or equivalent. For Phase II applications, the early stage investor or company needs to be closely involved. Under the heading Description of the technology transfer plan, you must provide the name and coordinates of the ILO representative working with the applicant(s).
Refer to the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants description for the criteria that will be considered by reviewers when evaluating applications.
Using the headings below and, in the maximum number of pages specified for each phase of the grant (this page limit does not include references), describe your proposal.
Market assessment applications
Proposals for market assessment require the institution (including the ILO) to share the costs of the project when contracted out to a consultant. As a pilot, NSERC will allow ILO staff (from the same or a different university) to conduct market assessments. This pilot does not require contributions. The aim of Market Assessment projects is to enable institutions to conduct a market study on a product, process or technology they plan to develop. In a maximum of four single-sided pages, provide the required information under the two following headings.
1. Description of the technology
Provide a clear description of the invention. Describe the progress made so far on the development of the technology.1 Discuss the novelty in the product, process, or service that is proposed. Discuss the novelty in the product, process, or service that is proposed.
2. Description of the market assessment plan
This heading is used to establish the relevance of a market study (as presented through the ILO or equivalent) and the commitment of the ILO to the project.
Please identify, under this heading, the ILO/TTO representative (name and coordinates) involved in the proposal.
Using the headings below address the following points:
Preliminary commercialization strategy: Discuss the preliminary market indicators, market signs of interest. Explain how a market study will help inform the future strategy. Also describe the intellectual property (IP) strategy and positioning that is planned or already in place.
Information sought: Discuss how the market assessment will address relevant aspects of the essential questions in the grant description. The market assessment may also address such aspects as the size, value and description of the market, market demand, analysis of the market environment, feasibility studies, competitive analysis, currently available solutions and substitutes, barriers to entry, product positioning, distribution channels and relevant value chain activities.
Statement of work: This section should identify the person(s) or organization that will be tasked with the work of performing the study, and describe their credentials and relevant experience. Give an overview of the tools that may be used, including (but not limited to) industrial literature reviews, web searches, surveys of potential users, and tools such as SWOT, PEST, etc. Provide, in the budget justification, an explanation of the anticipated expenses as well as the proposed statement of work listing the scope, deliverables and other relevant elements. Attach a copy of the offer of service (or equivalent if done in-house) and CV of the consultant/person mandated to conduct the study to your proposal (use the Other Documents page).
Phase I applications
Proposals at the phase I (Reduction-to-Practice Stage) are designed to advance promising scientific concepts or technologies in order to attract early stage investment or to build the IP in anticipation of transferring the technology to an existing or start-up company. Funding is available for up to 12 months at a maximum of $125,000. Projects that require a longer time frame due to inherent experimental limitations only (e.g., incorporation of a growing season, animal production) will be considered on a case by case basis. The applicant must contact NSERC prior to any submission of a project that requests a project period greater than 12 months.
1. Description of the proposed research
Using the headings below, address the following points in a maximum of five single-sided pages:
Synopsis: Provide a concise overview of the objectives of the proposed project.
Background: Provide a clear description of the invention. Describe the scientific and/or technical background of the project and progress made so far on the development of the technology.1 Discuss the state-of-the-art and the prevailing market conditions, and the characteristics and performance of the product, process, or service that you propose to develop compared to those currently available. Discuss the novelty in the product, process, or service that is proposed and all aspects of evidence suggesting commercial potential.
Detailed proposal: Discuss the scientific issues or technical complexities and describe the research methodology and experimental design proposed to resolve them. Provide a work plan and relate it to the milestone schedule from the Activity Schedule page by which the success of the project can be measured. Identify the technical objectives and the main area of technical risk. State how the technical risk or uncertainty will be managed.
Team expertise: Highlight the research and practical experience of the project team. Explain how the knowledge and experience of each researcher relates to the expertise needed to accomplish the project objectives, and how the contributions of the team members (including, if applicable, company personnel) will be integrated. Describe how the team will be organized and the project managed.
2. Description of the technology transfer plan
This heading is used to establish the strength of the institution’s plan (as presented through their ILO or equivalent), the commitment of the ILO to the project and its capacity to transfer the technology to the marketplace.
Please identify, under this heading, the ILO/TTO representative (name and coordinates) involved in the proposal.
The fundamental purpose of the I2I program is to advance commercially important intellectual property from lab results to a stage in which some firm(s) might profitably make, sell, distribute, license, or in other ways benefit from it.
Using the headings below and address the following points in a maximum of five single-sided pages:
Embodiment of the Technology: Illustrate what the technology developed from this project would look like in final form, and explain how potential customers would actually use this invention.
Market Overview: Describe the opportunity, the advantage of the proposed product, competing or alternative technologies, the market environment and the proposed path to bring the technology to market. Provide an analysis of the opportunity, market and environment using frameworks such as SWOT, PEST, etc. Describe how and why the technology will introduce or fill an existing need within the target market. Discuss existing barriers to market and how these will be overcome. Describe the market scope for the technology and also the key attributes of the target market. If a market assessment was previously funded by the I2I Grants, append a copy of the complete report to your proposal (use the “Other Documents” page). The market assessment will only be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
Intellectual Property Strategy: If applicable, describe the strategy to protect the technology. Outline any patentable subject matter and provide patent status. Describe how this project will improve the value of the intellectual property rights and enhance current/future patent or copyright protection.
Commercialization Strategy: Describe the proposed commercialization pathway and the technology transfer activities that have already occurred. Also discuss how the commitment of the institution to transfer this technology to market translates itself into specific activities to be undertaken during the term of the project.
Benefit to Canada: Outline anticipated economic benefits to Canada from the eventual successful transfer of the proposed technology to the marketplace.
Phase II applications
Phase II projects require an early stage investment entity or a company to share the costs of the project. The aim of Phase II projects is to provide scientific or engineering evidence that establishes the technical feasibility and market definition of the technology, process or product. The proposals fall into either Phase IIa or Phase IIb projects according to the partners involved which are either an early stage investment entity (Phase IIa) or a Canadian company (Phase IIb).
1. Description of the proposed development
This first heading will use the same headings and address the same points as for Phase I applications however a maximum of ten pages is available to describe the proposed development. If the project is a sequel to an earlier project (a Phase I, Phase IIa or other project), use this heading to describe the progress made in the preceding work.
For Phase IIb projects, highlight the practical experience and research backgrounds of each key member of the industrial partner’s project team under the Team Expertise heading. Describe each member’s role in the proposed development, how the team will be organized, how the interaction with the institution research group will take place and how the project will be managed.
2. Description of the technology transfer plan
You must complete this section with the assistance of the ILO (or its equivalent), and with the investment or industrial partner.
Please identify, under this heading, ILO/TTOs representative (name and coordinates) involved in the proposal.
For Phase IIa projects:
In a maximum of ten pages and, using the following headings, please provide the following information:
Market Overview: Provide information about the market potential: the targeted market’s ability and willingness to pay for the end product; anticipated market penetration; the present competition and the perceived advantages of the proposed technology, process or service. If a market assessment was previously funded by the I2I Grants, append a copy of the complete report to your proposal (use the “Other Documents” page). The market assessment will only be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
Intellectual Property Strategy: Describe how the proposed development will improve the value of the intellectual property rights, enhance the current/future patent or copyright protection and increase the overall appeal of the technology for a company.
Commercialization Strategy: Describe the proposed commercialization pathway and the technology transfer activities that have already occurred. Also discuss how the commitment of the partner to transfer this technology to market translates itself into specific activities to be undertaken during the term of the project.
Early Stage Investor Information: Indicate how the early stage investor will help the team members and institution develop a commercialization plan and attain the proposed business objectives. Include a support letter or document from the early stage investor stating their interest in the technology and project, the reasons motivating this investment and relevant experience in funding early stage technologies.
Benefit to Canada: Outline anticipated economic benefits to Canada from the eventual successful transfer of the proposed technology to the marketplace.
For Phase IIb projects:
Since Phase IIb projects involve an established or start-up company, the information requested in this section is analogous to a business plan. Depending on the nature of the technology and the stage of development, it may not be possible to include all of the following points; however, as many as possible should be covered.
In a maximum of 10 pages and, using the following headings, please provide the following information:
Please describe in lay terms:
Include the latest financial statements from the company: the balance sheet and the profit and loss statement (not included in the page limit).
Product and Marketing Information
Under this heading you should demonstrate that the product is commercially viable, that the applicants have a thorough and detailed understanding of the identified market, and that they have a sound plan to reach it. Discuss in lay terms:
Examples of significant advantage, such as a strong patent position, a dominant market position, a competitive cost advantage, or a key alliance with a strategic partner should be cited.
Under this heading, demonstrate that the company's prospects for financial viability are high and that there is a good likelihood that the technology will be profitable for the company and/or make it more competitive. To do this effectively, present:
Pro forma balance sheets at the start and the end of each year of the projected operation would be useful and can be attached using the Other Documents tab. Explain the assumptions on which the projections are based.
Provide the company's views of the risks associated with the project, identify other stakeholders who will share them and indicate what measures will be taken to reduce or control the uncertainties. State the risks associated with:
A risk assessment will also include the major decision points and the specifications or other criteria that have to be met, as well as how and by whom the decisions will be made. Under this heading, also provide contingency plans in the event of problems.
Provide a realistic assessment of the potential benefits with respect to:
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER RESEARCH SUPPORT
See Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency and Addressing Other Sources of Funding for additional information.
Any relationship and/or overlap, conceptual or financial, with work supported by NSERC or other funding sources must be explained.
Use an additional page to provide the following information:
The onus is on the applicant to provide sufficient information to enable the reviewers to evaluate the relationship between this application and other sources of support, the incremental value of additional support from the grant, and to recommend the appropriate NSERC funding level.
The consequence of not providing adequate information to assess the relationship to other research support is that the reviewers may recommend reduced or no funding.
For all proposed applications
Discuss the plans for protecting, and disposing of intellectual property arising from the project and outline any patents awarded or patent applications. For Phase II applications, outline the broad terms of the agreement between the partner and the institution on the rights to exploit the technology (see Policy on Intellectual Property in the Program Guide for Professors).
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - ATTACHMENT
If available, include a copy of the research or intellectual property agreement that exists between the academic institution and any supporting organizations (see Policy on Intellectual Property in the Program Guide for Professors).
An application will be accepted even if a signed copy of the intellectual property agreement between the supporting organizations and the academic institution is not available at the time of submission (the agreement can be sent as a follow-up). However, if the project is approved, funds will not be released until a copy of the signed agreement is reviewed by NSERC to ensure that it conforms to the NSERC Policy on Intellectual Property. Such agreements are considered confidential and are not made available to peer reviewers.
If you need to provide other documents, such as a collaborator's curriculum vitae (C.V.) or a market study, give a brief description of the document and indicate whether you will be submitting it as an attached file or as a paper copy.
If you need to provide a summary and budget page from other proposals or projects, describe the document and indicate that a paper copy will be sent by mail.
APPENDIX A - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Appendix A (Environmental Information) must be completed and uploaded to the Environmental impact page if required.
APPENDIX C - REFEREE SUGGESTIONS
Suggest the names of several people competent to assess the technical aspects of the proposal. This list should include experts from the research community and the industrial sector.
Give the name, complete mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mail address and the area(s) of expertise of potential referees.
Referees should be able to review the proposal in the language in which it is written.
You may also request, in a cover letter, that some individuals or companies not be involved in the review of your application. Your request will be taken into account by NSERC.
Suggested referees should not be in a conflict of interest. Refer to the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy of the Federal Research Funding Organizations for more information. In addition, referees (external reviewers) must sign the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement for Review Committee Members, External Reviewers, and Observers before they access the application material.
NSERC does not require original signatures on applications or other documents submitted electronically through its On-line System. The electronic submission of applications through this system represents approval and replaces the traditional "physical" or "wet" signatures. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions in the Program Guide for Professors for more details.
What do the electronic or original signatures on the application mean?
Before you, as an applicant or co-applicant, submit your application to NSERC or link your Personal Data Form to an application, you must read and agree to the following terms and conditions.
By submitting your application or linking your Personal Data Form, you are certifying that:
By submitting your application or linking your Personal Data Form, you are also confirming that, during tenure of the grant/award, you will comply with the terms and conditions of the grant/award.
Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information: You understand that maintaining public trust in the integrity of researchers is fundamental to building a knowledge-based society. By submitting any application, by linking your Personal Data Form (Form 100 or 103CV) as a co-applicant to an application, or by accepting funding from CIHR, NSERC and/or SSHRC, you affirm that you have read and you agree to respect all the policies of these agencies that are relevant to your research, including the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research. In case of a serious breach of agency policy, the agency may publicly disclose your name, the nature of the breach, the institution where you were employed at the time of the breach and the institution where you are currently employed. You accept this as a condition of applying for, or receiving, agency funding, and you consent to such disclosure. If you do not agree to the disclosure of your personal information, you cannot participate in this application.
Note: If you have any concerns about your ability to comply with the terms and conditions listed above, contact your institutional official or NSERC staff responsible for the program immediately. Do not agree to the terms and conditions and do not submit your application or Personal Data Form until you are certain that you can and will comply with all of the requirements.
The signatures of authorized officers of other supporting organizations certify that the organization:
If you are both the applicant or co-applicant and a principal of a collaborating organization, another senior official must sign on behalf of the organization.
Use the following list to make sure your application is complete.
In addition to the required signatures, the director of the institution's industry liaison office (ILO), or its equivalent, must also sign the application.
Send your correspondence to: