NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry

Funding your research project

NSERC’s total budget allocation for this call is expected to be CAN $5 million. NSERC will provide funding for the research undertaken by eligible Canadian applicants. All expenditures are subject to the principles and directives governing the appropriate use of grant funds outlined in the Tri-agency guide on financial administration. You must only include NSERC-eligible direct costs of research in the budget submitted to NSERC. Costs incurred by your German academic collaborator(s) are not eligible, and you do not need to include these in your budget submission to NSERC.

The funds from NSERC must be paid to eligible Canadian universities and cannot be used to buy equipment, products or services from any collaborating organization.

You can request $20,000 to $100,000 per year from NSERC for up to three years to support the costs of your participation in the joint research project. In the Budget justification section of your proposal (form 101), you must include information on the estimated annual support requested by your German collaborator(s) in Euros.

Eligible expenses

You can only include NSERC-eligible direct costs of research in your project budget, such as

  • salary support for research trainees (undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows) to perform research and related training
  • salary support for technicians and research professional personnel
  • materials and supplies
  • activities that support collaborations and knowledge mobilization related to the project
  • activities to develop and grow the research collaborations with the German collaborator(s)

Refer to the guidelines on the use of grant funds in the Tri-agency guide on financial administration.

You can also include the costs of equipment, provided that the equipment is

  • essential to achieving the objectives of the research project
  • incremental to the equipment already available at the university or to your German collaborator(s)
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Alliance International Collaboration grant application deadline (submitted to NSERC)
December 7, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (ET)

Invited full application deadline (submitted to DFG)
June 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (CEST) [German time]

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