Standing committees of Council

The Council may appoint committees as described in the NSERC Act and By-Law 1. The following documents apply to members of these committees who are not themselves Council members:

The Council is advised on specific policies and programs by three standing committees:

These committees provide advice to the Council and the Vice-Presidents on funding opportunities that support discovery and innovation, and related policy issues, in accordance with specific decisions and any other guidelines provided by the Council. The committees report back to the Council on their business as required. On occasion, the committees may be asked to act as a review committee and make recommendations to its Vice-Presidents or to the Council on major grants and awards.

Terms of reference and principles governing membership for the standing committees of Council

Nominations for the standing committees can be submitted using Form 250 on NSERC’s Membership suggestions page.

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