|Value||Maximum $75,000 per year for a maximum of three years|
|September 22, 2021|
|To apply||Portal access – Fonds de recherche – Nature et technologies|
The NOVA program for early career researchers is offered jointly by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec Nature et technologies (FRQNT). The primary objective of the NOVA program is to support research projects led by early career researchers from Quebec in collaboration with researchers from other provinces and territories of Canada.
The funding provided by this program will enable research teams to generate new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering and to combine complementary expertise to carry out highly competitive research projects that can generate social, environmental, technological or economic benefits or have an impact on policies concerning issues of importance to the community.
Researchers from Quebec can submit only one application as the principal investigator and can participate in no more than two applications as a co-applicant for this program. Researchers may still participate in carrying out other projects, but as collaborators only.
It is up to the research team to create an equitable, diverse, inclusive research environment in which the climate and culture let everyone feel supported and respected. Describe the specific, concrete practices that you will put in place to ensure that EDI is considered in your training plan, referring to the Alliance grants: Equity, diversity and inclusion in your training plan and the Guide for applicants: Considering equity, diversity and inclusion in your application. Integration of EDI considerations in the training plan is a mandatory eligibility criterion; if it is not satisfied, your application will be rejected.
To apply for a NOVA grant, you must fill out the form available in the FRQnet Electronic Portfolio for researchers. Principal investigators and co-applicants must register first in the NSERC online system. For more information on how to submit applications and how they are evaluated, please consult the FRQNT website.
The eligibility of applications will be determined by NSERC and the FRQNT jointly, based on the information and documents received as of the application deadline. Any project, research team or person not meeting the eligibility conditions set out in the guidelines will be rejected. Eligible applications will then be evaluated by multidisciplinary evaluation committees as well as by outside experts, on the basis of the following criteria:Research team
Relevance and outcomes for Quebec and all of Canada
Quality of the proposal
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
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