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Summary of Changes – 2016-17 Program Guide for Students and Fellows

NSERC has revised the Program Guide for Students and Fellows. A summary of the most significant changes appears below.

This summary is meant only to help you focus on the main changes. Read the scholarship and fellowship descriptions that are relevant to you, and the appropriate instructions to review all the changes.

Undergraduate Programs
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) Award

Revision:
June 16, 2017
Major changes have been made to the program eligibility. Applicants are no longer required to hold an NSERC scholarship or fellowship to be eligible.
Experience Awards (previously Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards [IUSRA])

Revision:
April 21, 2016
Form 183B can now be completed and submitted through NSERC’s On-line System. Further changes have been introduced to facilitate the application process and clarify what kind of projects are eligible.
STEAM Horizon Award

Created:
October 24, 2016
The objective of the STEAM Horizon Award is to promote the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics (STEAM) to the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Revision:
October 24, 2016
A new supplement is available for USRA recipients registered at an eligible Quebec university from the This link will take you to another Web site Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT).
Postgraduate Programs
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) Award

Revision:
June 16, 2017
Major changes have been made to the program eligibility. Applicants are no longer required to hold an NSERC scholarship or fellowship to be eligible.
Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan

Revision:
July 7, 2017
New program name, application deadline and eligibility requirements.
Postdoctoral Programs
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) Award

Revision:
June 16, 2017
Major changes have been made to the program eligibility. Applicants are no longer required to hold an NSERC scholarship or fellowship to be eligible.
IRDF – Industrial R&D Fellowships

Revision:
June 2, 2014
As directed in the Economic Action Plan 2014, the NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowships Program is being wound down. Applications for this program will no longer be accepted. Existing funding commitments will be honoured.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

Revision:
February 16, 2016
Applicants will be required to complete a Terms and Conditions of Applying Form (form-fillable).
RDC and ACOA IRDF Supplement – Research & Development Corporation and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Industrial R&D Fellowships Supplement

Revision:
June 2, 2014
This supplement is no longer available.
Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide
Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide

Revision:
October 24, 2016
The Tri-Agency Research Training Award
Holder’s Guide is now available.
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