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Summary of Changes – 2017-18 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:
October 31, 2017
Students who are enrolled in a co-op program may submit two applications in a fiscal year in order to hold two awards for a total of 24 to 32 weeks. At least one of these awards must be held during a co-op term.

Host organizations must have a minimum of two full-time employees to be eligible.
STEAM Horizon Awards

Revision:
October 31, 2017
The application deadline date has changed.

The objective of the STEAM Horizon Awards is to promote the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics (STEAM) to the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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.
Industrial R&D Fellowships (IRDF)

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.
Research & Development Corporation and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Industrial R&D Fellowships (RDC and ACOA) Supplement

Revision:
June 2, 2014
This supplement is no longer available.
Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program

Revision:
September 20, 2017
The value of the Visiting Fellowship has increased to $53,077 per year.

Effective October 13, 2017, applications will only be accepted if there is a statement of interest from a government scientist at an eligible laboratory. Contact vf-rslgc@nserc-crsng.gc.ca for details. Applications to the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program will not be accepted after January 9, 2018. Existing funding commitments will be honoured.
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.