Information About the IRDF Program Wind Down
In Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada indicated that Mitacs will become the single delivery agent of federal support for postdoctoral industrial R&D fellowships. As a result, NSERC will wind down the Industrial R&D Fellowships Program, with resources being redeployed to other priorities within NSERC.
Applications for this program will no longer be accepted. Existing funding commitments will be honoured.
Important: Form 200 may be completed using the On-line System, but cannot be submitted electronically.
A Report on the Applicant is not needed for Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) and Northern Research Internships (NRINT).
Complete this form if you have agreed to evaluate an applicant for an Industrial R&D Fellowship or a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories. The Report on the Applicant cannot be completed by a proposed supervisor unless that person is, or has been, the applicant's supervisor.
You must prepare your report on the applicant using these format standards:
To create a new Report on the Applicant, enter the applicant's family name, given name and reference number.
If you are completing an evaluation, use only the form provided (one page) and one additional page if necessary.
Comment on each evaluation criterion listed below and provide a justification of your evaluation. Rather than providing general comments, assess the applicant's strengths and limitations for each criterion. Include specific examples of the applicant's accomplishments and contributions to support your assessment.
Research ability or potential
Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities
|RELATIVE WEIGHTING OF CRITERIA (IRDF)|
|Research ability or potential||70|
|Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities||30|
|RELATIVE WEIGHTING OF CRITERIA (VF)|
|Research ability or potential||50|
|Oral and written communication||10|
|Interpersonal and leadership abilities||10|
|Benefit to participant||15|
Once you have completed your evaluation of the applicant, print and return the Report on the Applicant to the following person or organization:
For IRDF applications
Submit it to the nominating organization or to NSERC.
For VF applications
Submit it directly to NSERC.
If you are submitting this report directly to NSERC, mail it to the following address:
Scholarships and Fellowships Division
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5
The information you are asked to provide is collected under the authority of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act. Information on applications received by NSERC is stored in a series of NSERC data banks described in the federal publication Info Source. You can find details on how this information may be used in the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, in the NSERC Program Guide for Students and Fellows.
You must use the information provided by the applicant only to help you complete the Report on the Applicant, and not for any other purposes.
NSERC routinely gives applicants access to information about themselves that is kept in Council files, but does not provide the applicant with the name of the person who signed the evaluation or the names of any other applicants mentioned in a comparative context. However, due to the nature of the application process, applicants are usually aware of who has completed their evaluation. As a result, you cannot expect privacy or anonymity.