About the Program
Am I Eligible to Apply?
Consult the Eligibility Criteria – For Faculty to ensure that you can participate in this grant program as an applicant or a co-applicant. NSERC verifies the eligibility of researchers only at the full application stage; however, it is important that you consult the eligibility criteria now and discuss any concerns with your institution’s research office.
Your Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) must be received at NSERC by 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the deadline date. A late NOI will not be accepted. Updates to an NOI that has been submitted will not be accepted either before or after the deadline date.
Who Completes the NOI?
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The information you provide in your application is collected under the authority of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act and stored in a series of NSERC data banks described in Info Source. Details on the use and disclosure of this information are described in Use and Disclosure of Personal Information Provided to NSERC, in the NSERC program literature and below. The information is used in accordance with the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
Application Title – The title must be short and descriptive. It may be used for publication purposes. Restrict use of abbreviated forms (e.g., DNA, NATO, etc.), and avoid company or trade names.
Language of the Application – Indicate the language in which the application will be submitted.
Suggested Evaluation Group – The Subatomic Physics Evaluation Section will be selected by default and you cannot change this selection.
Organization – Select the organization that will administer the grant.
Department – If your department is not in the list, select Head Office.
Proposed Research Topics
The first research topic is Subatomic Physics by default and you cannot change this selection. You may select, in order of relevance, up to four additional research topics in any Evaluation Group, as required.
Provide up to 10 key words that best describe the proposal. It is important to separate the key words by commas.
Under Categories 2 and 3, Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) Grants are multi-year awards. Provide an estimate of the amounts that will be requested from NSERC for each of the five years. Enter the full amount (do not use amounts in thousands of dollars) for each year. If you do not request support for some years, you must enter 0 for each of those years.
The estimated amounts should be as close as possible to those that will be requested in the application.
Note that the following costs are not eligible for any category of SAP-RTI Grants:
The summary of proposal must not exceed 5,000 characters. It should provide:
You may request that some researchers, organizations or large collaborations not be involved in the review of your application. Note that this request may be accessible to these researchers, organizations or collaborations under the Privacy Act.
Note that the exclusion type “Collaboration” refers to large research groups that work on specific projects.
In the Application Overview page, select Attach. Enter your CCV confirmation number and select Upload. Refer to the NSERC CCV instructions for information on how to obtain your CCV confirmation number.
The applicant and each of the co-applicants must link their NSERC CCV to the NOI. Applicants and co-applicants may update their CCV at the full application stage.
Important Note: Preview your CCV and that of your co-applicant(s), if applicable, in the Research Portal before submitting your NOI and ensure that the file has been uploaded correctly.
There is no typical number of co-applicants for SAP-RTI applications. The decision of which users of the equipment or facility to include as co-applicants is left to the discretion of the applicant. Refer to Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) Program – Frequently Asked Questions for more information about co-applicants.
From the Application Overview page in the Invitations section, select Manage Invitations.
Provide the name and e‑mail address of each co-applicant. An e‑mail will be sent to each participant with instructions on how to accept the invitation and upload their NSERC CCV.
Submit the NOI from the Application Overview. The Submit button will be displayed once you have validated all the pages of your application. Once you have accepted the Terms and Conditions of Applying, return to the home page to view the status of your application (click on the Back button or select the Research Portal link at the top of the page).