Applied Research and Development grants



The applying college must send NSERC a final report at the end of the project. Your final report must describe the impacts of the research and development.

NSERC will also ask the participating institution(s) and partner organization(s) to submit a report on the project's success. If a partner organization is a large consortium of private-sector organizations, the consortium administrator may provide this report on behalf of the group.

Institutions or partner organizations that do not provide the requested reports on projects may no longer be eligible to apply for or participate in new proposals.

Notifying NSERC about changes

You are not required to strictly adhere to the budget presented in the proposal as long as the grant funds are used for research, training and other eligible activities for which they were intended. However, you must ensure that the budget items (e.g., equipment, overhead, etc.) comply with the Tri-agency guide on financial administration, Part 2: Use of grant funds (with exceptions noted under the ARD grants Funding tab).

Extension period for the authority to use grant funds

A one-year time extension to use the grant funds beyond the project end date is automatically provided for all ARD grants. Contact for additional information on grant extensions.

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