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Summary of Changes – 2008 Program Guide for Professors

  1. NSERC has revised the Program Guide for Professors. A summary of the most significant changes appears below.  

  2. The Summary of Changes to the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide is also available.
Programs
CEDE – Chairs in Environmental Design Engineering

Last revision:
March 13, 2009
The content of this program has been integrated in the CDE – Chairs in Design Engineering program description.
CHRP - Collaborative Health Research Projects

Last revision:
March 3, 2009
The application deadline has returned to October 1.
CREATE –Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program

Created:
May 2, 2008
NSERC announces new CREATE Program to encourage collaborative training approaches.
CWSE – Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering 

Last revision:
March 13, 2009
Call for proposal for British Columbia and Yukon regions due May 15, 2009.

New section on "discussion, description and guidelines" for preparing proposals was added to the program description.

An outline of what to include in the university’s strategy is proposed.

A new section on "National Network" is included.
DG – Discovery Grants

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
Details are provided on NSERC’s initiative for a minimum Discovery Grant amount to ensure that any funded researcher receives sufficient funds to support at least one graduate student.
DG-NRS – DG-Northern Research Supplement

Last revision:
June 6, 2008
Clarifies the fact that, to be considered for this supplement, applicants must submit a separate Form 101, Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplement and a Form 100 Personal Data form for the applicant and each co-applicant.
NSERC Forest Sector R&D Initiative

Created:
December 12, 2008
NSERC, together with the Canada Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada) and FPInnovations, support research networks and projects that focus on one of the following five themes:
  • Energy and chemicals from forest biomass
  • Integrated value maximization
  • Next generation building solutions
  • Next generation pulps and papers
  • Novel bioproducts from Forest Biomass
Applications for funding can be submitted through most of NSERC’s existing partnerships programs. Deadlines vary. Please consult the appropriate program literature.
NSERC/NRCan/AECL Generation IV Energy Technologies Program

Created:
July 21, 2008
NSERC and the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Research and Development, in collaboration with Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL), supports research initiatives on large-scale reactor technologies.

The application deadline has since passed. At this time no decision has been taken for the continuation of this program.
RTI – Research Tools and Instruments Grants

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
For Category 1 equipment with a total net cost of up to $250,000:

Clarifies the fact that funding must be in place and confirmed at the time that the application is submitted.
ST – Ship Time

Last revision:
June 3, 2008
Stresses that applicants intending to access a vessel from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), also need to contact DFO directly for their full application requirements.
SNG-SC – Strategic Network Grants Supplemental Competition

Created:
July 24, 2008
New one-time supplemental competition in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture.

No preliminary application is required. Applications are due October 1, 2008.
SNG-SC – Strategic Network Grants Supplemental Competition

Created:
October 15, 2008
New one-time supplemental competition in manufacturing.

A preliminary application is required by February 9, 2009.
SNG-SC - Strategic Network Grants Supplemental Competition

Created:
June 3, 2009
New one-time supplemental competition in Capture Fisheries.

No preliminary application is required. Applications are due September 1, 2009.
SPG

Last revision:
February 2, 2009
Sub-priorities identified by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council are included in some target areas.

The Competitive Manufacturing and Value-Added Products and Processes target area has been broadened and renamed Competitive Manufacturing.

The Quality Foods and Novel Bioproducts target area has a revised description for the Aquaculture research topic and a new research topic called Capture Fisheries.
 
Under a Memorandum of Understanding, there is a joint concurrent call for proposals with the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France.
SPG-SC –Strategic Project Grants Supplemental Competition

Created:
July 24, 2008
New one-time supplemental competition in aquaculture and capture fisheries.

Requests must be less than $100,000 for the first year.

The research topic description for aquaculture has been expanded and a new research topic, capture fisheries, has been added.
SRO – Special Research Opportunity

Last revision:
July 7, 2008
Announcement of the next Inter-American Collaboration in Materials Research (CIAM) competition.

The Letter of Intent/notice of intent is due August 29, 2008. The full applications are due December 20, 2008.
Tri-Agency Partnership on Knowledge Syntheses on the Environment

Last Revision:
July 13, 2009
NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR launch a second call for proposals under the Tri-Agency Partnership on Knowledge Syntheses on the Environment.

Advance registration is no longer required. October 1, 2009, is the application deadline
Forms for Professors
Common changes to all forms

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
Several bullets were added as a result of the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Controlled Goods Program in the section “What do the signatures on the application mean (paper and electronic)?”
Form 101 DG – Discovery Grant

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
Removed all references to the University Faculty Awards as the program has been cancelled. NSERC is developing new programs aimed at addressing the under-representation of women and Aboriginals in the natural sciences and engineering.
Form 101 RTI – Research Tools and Instruments

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
Two quotations are required for items or systems costing more than $25,000 before taxes.

A justification is required if less than two quotations are provided.
Form 101 SNG – Strategic Network Grants

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
Applicants can now apply on-line.
Form 102 CREATE – Collaborative Research and Training Experience Grant

Created:
June 30, 2008
New form, based on Form 101 – Application for a Grant, to accommodate the needs of the new program.
Form 103 CCI – College and Community Innovation #550

Created:
June 24, 2008
New form, based on Form 101 – Application for a Grant, to accommodate the needs of the new college program.
Form 186 CCI – Letter of Intent to Apply for a College and Community Innovation Program

Created:
December 12, 2008
New Letter of Intent for Colleges.
Form 187 CREATE – Notification of Intent to Apply for a Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program

Created:
June 26, 2008
New Notification of Intent for new CREATE program.
Policies and Guidelines
Eligibility Criteria – For Faculty

Last revision:
August 7, 2008
The definition of collaborator has been modified.

Applicants owing money are not eligible to apply.
Requirements for Certain Types of Research

Last revision: August 7, 2008
A section has been added on controlled goods; applications must not contain any information subject to restrictions or controls under the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Controlled Goods Program in accordance with the Defence Production Act or the Controlled Goods Regulations.