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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.

Discovery
Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision**
Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
Application:
Closed
-
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) Support Program Application:
June 1, 2015
-
Climate Change and Atmospheric Research Application:
Closed
-
Collaborative and Thematic Resources Support in Mathematics and Statistics (CTRMS) Program No competition for 2016 -
Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program Letter of intent:
May 1*
27 weeks
Application:
September 22*
 

Discovery Frontiers

 

Letter of intent:
April 17, 2017
Expected by December 2017
Invitation to submit full application:
June 1, 2017
Full application:
August 25, 2017
Discovery Grants (DG) Notification of intent:
August 1
Application:
November 1*
26 weeks
Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplements Application:
November 1*

26 weeks

DND-NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements Application:
November 1*
 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship Programs Application:
January 15
-
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Application:
October 25*
27 weeks
Ship Time (ST) Program Application:
September 1*
12 weeks
Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Applications (Individual and Project) Notification of intent:
August 1

26 weeks

Application:
November 1*

 

Subatomic Physics Project Applications requesting $500,000 or more per year Notification of intent:
August 1
30 weeks
Application:
October 1*
Subatomic Physics Major Resources Support (SAP-MRS) Applications Notification of intent:
August 1
30 weeks
Application:
October 1*
Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) Applications, Category 1 Application:
October 25*

27 weeks

Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) Applications, Categories 2 and 3 Notification of intent:
August 1
30 weeks
Application:
October 1*
Chairs and Faculty Support
Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision**
Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) Program Application:
No competition scheduled
-
Chairs in Design Engineering (CDE)

Preliminary application:
April 10*
12 weeks
Invitation to submit full application:
May 26
Application:
August 28*
15 weeks
Industrial Research Chairs (IRC) Application:
No deadline
4 to 7 months
Innovation
Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision**
Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) See This link will take you to another Web site CIHR website -
Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants (including DND/NSERC Research Partnership Grants) Application:
No deadline
3 to 5 months
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grants Application:
No deadline
12 to 20 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grants Application:
November 1, 2016
16 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program – College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants Application:
October 3, 2016
20 weeks
College and Community Innovation Program - Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) Grants Application:
No competition for 2017
20 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:
No competition for 2017
6 weeks
Application:
By invitation only
 
Connect Grants (CG) Application:
No deadline
2 to 4 weeks
Engage Grants (EG) Application:
No deadline
4 to 6 weeks
Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Application:
January 9, 2017*
April 3, 2017*
July 4, 2017*
October 2, 2017*
11 weeks
Strategic Partnership Grants
  Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks (SPG‑N) Preliminary application:
April 1, 2016
Application:
By invitation only
24 weeks
  Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG‑P) Letter of intent:
February 1, 2017
8 weeks
Full Application:
June 7, 2017*
15 weeks
People Discovery Innovation