Acknowledgement and logos
Acknowledgement to NSERC support for your research or other science-related activities lets Canadians know where the government spends their money and fosters an appreciation of the important role funding plays in making good science happen. Grantees and award holders are required to acknowledge NSERC funding. Whenever possible, please acknowledge, verballyFootnote 1 or in writingFootnote 2, your NSERC funding in both English and French. For further information consult the NSERC Official Language Policy and the Frequently asked questions on the acknowledgement of funding in both official languages.
Please also make it clear that your project was supported by NSERC and is not a product of NSERC.
Recipients should include the NSERC signature or symbol along with the following acknowledgement message:
We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.
Note: If multiple funding agencies and partners have supported your research project, all sources of funding and support should be listed.
Acknowledgement in peer-reviewed publications
Please quote the funding reference number:
We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), [funding reference number xxxxxx]Footnote 3.
Cette recherche a été financée par le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG), [numéro de référence xxxxx].
Acknowledgement in social media
Make sure to tag us on your social media posts so we can share them!
LinkedIn: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Our official signature consists of a Canadian flag, our name in both official languages and the Government of Canada wordmark.
If space is limited and legibility is compromised, please use our symbol. It is our organization’s unique visual identifier.
NSERC Digital Red
Hex – #DF202D
RGB – 223,32,45
All digital symbols [ZIP, 95 KB]
Colour symbol for digital use [ZIP, 32 KB]
Pantone – 3546
CMYK – 2 | 100 | 99 | 4
All print symbols [ZIP, 1,491 MB]
Colour symbol for print use [ZIP, 261 KB]
Clear space and minimum size
In the example below, "X" represents the clear space around our symbol. "X" is equal to half the height and width of the circle. The minimum size of our symbol should measure no less than 1.5 cm (5/8 inch or 100 pixels) in width.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Always proportionally scale our symbol. Do not distort, stretch, tilt, separate or reposition components of our symbol.
- Use our symbol in the colour and black and white versions provided. Do not change the colour of our symbol.
For more information about how to acknowledge our support, please contact us.