This supplement program is available to Aboriginal persons who hold an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA), Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Alexander Graham Bell CGS), Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS), Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) or Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF).
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The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) supplement aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities.
To be eligible for this supplement, you must:
Successful applicants must maintain full-time study, and an active** NSERC scholarship or fellowship, during the course of their AANSE supplement funded activities in order to remain eligible.
* For the purposes of this program, NSERC uses the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 definition of Aboriginal as including the Indian, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada.
** USRA recipients are eligible for holding an AANSE supplement up to four months after the end of their USRA.
To be considered for this supplement, you must submit the following documents:
Your proposal must clearly and succinctly:
Applications may be submitted:
Electronically: via the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs Web site. It is preferable that documents be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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After completing all of the AANSE funded activities, you must provide NSERC with the following documents:
The post-activity deliverables must be received at NSERC no later than two months after completion of the activity.
The supplement will cover costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion activity and Aboriginal community visit. These include costs incurred by the Aboriginal Ambassador for the applicant’s:
The value of the supplement will be based on the budget proposed in your application, up to a maximum of $5,000. You may hold only one supplement per year. The supplement will be paid separately from your USRA, Vanier CGS, Alexander Graham Bell CGS, PGS, PDF, IPS or IRDF.
NSERC will review applications submitted to AANSE. Each application will be evaluated using the following criteria:
There are no fixed deadlines for this program. Applications must be made at least two months before the start of a proposed outreach activity. The AANSE supplements available in a given year will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
NSERC will notify applicants of its decision within one month of receiving all the required application documentation.
Before you, as an applicant, submit your application to NSERC, you must read and agree to the following terms and conditions.
By submitting your application, you are certifying that:
By submitting your application, you are also confirming that, during tenure of the grant/award, you will comply with the terms and conditions of the grant/award.
Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information: You understand that maintaining public trust in the integrity of researchers is fundamental to building a knowledge-based society. By submitting any application, by linking your Personal Data Form (Form 100 or 103CV) as a co-applicant to an application, or by accepting funding from CIHR, NSERC and/or SSHRC, you affirm that you have read and you agree to respect all the policies of these agencies that are relevant to your research, including the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research. In case of a serious breach of agency policy, the agency may publicly disclose your name, the nature of the breach, the institution with which you were affiliated at the time of the breach and the institution with which you are currently affiliated. You accept this as a condition of applying for, or receiving, agency funding, and you consent to such disclosure. If you do not agree to the disclosure of your personal information, you cannot participate in this application.
Note: If you have any concerns about your ability to comply with the terms and conditions listed above, contact your institutional official or NSERC staff responsible for the program immediately. Do not agree to the terms and conditions and do not submit your application or Personal Data Form until you are certain that you can and will comply with all of the requirements.