|Duration||1 to 4 years|
|Application Deadline||August 7, 2011 (Preliminary Application)
October 31, 2011 (Full Application)
|How to Apply||See below|
|Application Forms||Form 100* and instructions
Form 101* and instructions
Form 183A* and instructions
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|Program Contact||See below|
This grant is co-funded by NSERC and the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD), in collaboration with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). Canadian academic researchers, in collaboration with AECL scientists and engineers, may receive grant funds to investigate specific research that supports the development of Canada’s Generation IV Energy Technology—the Super-Critical Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR).
It is expected that this grant will:
The NSERC/NRCan/AECL Generation IV Energy Technologies Grants funds research projects only in the priority areas identified below. To be funded, a project must meet the following requirements:
Each project must have at least one AECL scientist/engineer supporting it. This person must collaborate in all stages of the research project, i.e., help in the development of the proposal and, as the project unfolds, interact regularly with the academic researchers, students and other research personnel and provide input on the project.
The project may also include other participants from industrial or government research laboratories and/or foreign research institutions.
Given that interaction between personnel from academic institutions and other sectors contributes to knowledge sharing and the development of highly qualified personnel, the grant encourages secondments, cross-appointments, co-supervision of students, internships, reciprocal laboratory visits and joint workshops. (For details, see the Policy and Guidelines on the Assessment of Contributions to Research and Training.)
For more information on these areas, read the Research and Development Priorities for 2012-16.
NRCan and NSERC will each invest up to $4 million over four years to fund Generation IV nuclear reactor technology research initiatives designed to take advantage of knowledge and resources available in AECL facilities and Canadian academic institutions. Two million dollars will be available each year to fund projects, with a maximum of $80,000 per year available per project. AECL will provide in-kind support in the form of access to expert personnel and their facilities where appropriate. The length of the project may vary up to a maximum of four years.
Preliminary applications must be submitted to the NRCan Gen IV National Program Portfolio Committee on, or before, the preliminary application deadline. This committee will verify that the preliminary application fits the research priority areas and the criteria of the grant, and will recommend applicants to submit a full application to NSERC.
For the preliminary application form or more information on preparing a preliminary application, please contact Daniel Brady at NRCan by telephone at 613-947-6066 or by e–mail at email@example.com.
Recommended applicants will be invited by the NRCan Gen IV National Program Portfolio Committee to submit a full application to NSERC. Applications that have been recommended by NRCan will be accepted by NSERC on or before October 31, 2001.
A complete application includes:
Applicants who require new equipment to conduct the research must incorporate their request for equipment into the research proposal and justify the need for the equipment to conduct the research. Equipment requests will be considered only under special circumstances.
The complete review process takes three to four months. The grants are expected to be awarded in March 2012.
Applications are evaluated according to the following criteria. Each criterion is given equal weight in the evaluation.
CRD projects are monitored closely. Annual progress reports are normally required from the grantee. The Gen IV National Program Portfolio Committee and AECL will be asked to provide comments on the project's progress. Final reports are required for all projects.
Based on the results obtained or problems encountered, grantees may propose amendments to the project objectives, milestones or budget. The amounts of the second and subsequent installments are contingent on a demonstrated need for grant funds. Grantees must provide annual statements of actual expenditures and of anticipated future costs. Subsequent installments will not be released until all reporting requirements are fulfilled.