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About the PromoScience Program

All applications must be received by: September 15, 2014.

NSERC's PromoScience Program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Through PromoScience, up to $2.75 million in funding, including new awards and commitments made in previous competitions, will be available to organizations each year. Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.

PromoScience supports hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers. Grants may be used to cover improvements to program content or delivery, as well as for new programs and activities. Grants can also be used to cover operational costs such as salaries, travel, postage, materials and supplies, provided that they relate to the promotion of science and engineering. Please note that grants may not be used to support research or program evaluations. Details on the eligibility of expenses are contained in the Use of Grant Funds section of the PromoScience Grants Guide. The information in this Guide may change without notice.

All eligible applications are peer reviewed by the PromoScience/NSERC Awards for Science Promotion Selection Committee. Members are chosen from the science and engineering promotion community, and the education community, based on their stature and expertise. Committee members are responsible for respecting the confidentiality of application material and the review process, and for declaring real, potential or apparent conflicts of interest. All members are required to sign a declaration of confidentiality and non-disclosure.

Successful applications will be screened by NSERC staff to ensure adherence to NSERC’s policies and guidelines.

Progress reports may be required. An outline of reporting requirements will be forwarded to recipients following the notification of the grant.

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