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Application Deadlines and Notification of Decision

Your application must be received at NSERC by 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the deadline date. If it is not received by NSERC by the deadline, it will be considered late and will be rejected. If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, your application must reach NSERC by the following working day.

*Remember that most institutions have a deadline date that is earlier than NSERC's deadline date.

**From the date NSERC receives the complete application

Grant Programs
Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision**
Climate Change and Atmospheric Research Letter of intent:
May 17, 2012
 
Invitation to submit full application:
July 2012
-
Application:
October 1, 2012
 
Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) See This link will take you to another Web site CIHR Web Site -
Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program Letter of intent:
May 1*
27 weeks
Application:
September 22*
 
Collaborative and Thematic Resources Support in Mathematics and Statistics (CTRMS) Program
Letter of intent:
May 1, 2013
-
Invitation to submit full application:
June 1, 2013
Application:
November 1, 2013
Discovery Frontiers Call for Proposals Letter of intent:
May 1, 2013
6 weeks
Invitation to submit full application:
June 14, 2013
 
Full application:
November 15, 2013
 
Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplements Application:
November 1*

26 weeks

Discovery Grants (DG) (Individual, Team) Letter of intent:
August 1
Application:
November 1*
26 weeks
G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding and Belmont Forum Preliminary application:
July 20, 2012
12 weeks
Invitation to submit full application:
September 20, 2012
Application:
December 20, 2012
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants
Category 1
Application:
October 25*
27 weeks
Ship Time (ST) Program Application:
September 1*
12 weeks
Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Applications (Individual, Team, Project) Letter of intent:
August 1

26 weeks

Application:
November 1*

 

Subatomic Physics Team and Project Discovery Grants Applications requesting $500,000 or more per year Letter of Intent
August 1
30 weeks
Applications
October 1*
Subatomic Physics Major Resources Support (SAP-MRS) Applications Letter of Intent
August 1
30 weeks
Applications
October 1*
Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments (SAP-RTI) Applications, Category 1 Applications
October 25*

27 weeks

Subatomic Physics Research Tools & Instruments (SAP-RTI) Applications, Categories 2 and 3 Letter of Intent
August 1
30 weeks
Applications
October 1*
Chairs and Faculty Support Programs
Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision**
Chairs in Design Engineering (CDE)

Preliminary application:
April 8*
12 weeks
Invitation to submit full application:
May 27
Application:
August 26*
15 weeks
Industrial Research Chairs (IRC) Application:
No deadline
4 to 7 months
Partnerships Programs
Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision**
Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants Application:
No deadline
3 to 5 months
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grants Application:
No deadline
6 to 26 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grants Application:
November 17, 2014
16 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program – College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants Application:
October 1, 2014
16 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program - Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) Grants Application:
October 15, 2014
24 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program – Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grants Letter of intent:
Varies
-
Application:
Varies
 
College and Community Innovation Program - Technology Access Centres (TAC) Grants Letter of intent:
June 9, 2014
6 weeks
Application:
By invitation only
(October 20, 2014)
 
DND/NSERC Research Partnership Program Application:
No deadline
16 weeks
Engage Grants (EG) Application:
No deadline
4 to 6 weeks
Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Application:
January 7, 2013*
April 2, 2013*
July 2, 2013*
September 30, 2013*
11 weeks
Interaction Grants (IG) Application:
No deadline
3 weeks
NSERC and CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes Funding Initiative for Sodium Reduction in the Canadian Food Supply Application:
No deadline
13 weeks
NSERC/ESS Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) Program Letter of intent:
September 15, 2010
4 weeks
Application:
By invitation only
 
NSERC/NRCan/AECL Generation IV Energy Technologies Program Preliminary application:
August 7, 2011
3 weeks
Application:
October 31, 2011
13 weeks
Strategic Network Grants (SNG) Preliminary application:
June 1, 2013
16 weeks
Application:
By invitation only
 
Strategic Project Grants (SPG) Application:
April 1*
26 weeks
Tri-Agency Partnership on Knowledge Syntheses on the Environment Application:
October 1, 2010
24 weeks
People Discovery Innovation