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Review Process

Review of your application

All eligible applications will be peer reviewed by a selection committee comprised of experts from the natural sciences and engineering, health, and social sciences and humanities communities. Selection committee members are selected on the basis of their stature and expertise, and according to NSERC’s Guidelines governing membership of selection committees.  

Selection criteria

The following describes the criteria that the selection committee will use to evaluate your submission. Your submission must clearly demonstrate how your proposal meets each specific criterion. Address all indicators and provide all requested evidence in your application.

In your application, use the criteria and indicators as headings and subheadings to structure your four-page proposal. Note: The budget must be presented in a separate section (two pages maximum) of the application.

 The organization seeking funding (20%)

  • Ability of the organization and its staff to deliver the proposed activity successfully
    • Relevant background of the organization
    • Experience of staff in delivering similar activities
    • Outcomes of previous activities

Quality of the activity (40%)

  • Activity design
    • Objectives consistent with those of the funding opportunity
    • Description of activity and how objectives will be attained
    • Use of evidence-based information in activity design and delivery
    • Suitability for intended audience
    • Approach to ensuring that activities are inclusive
    • Appropriate COVID-19 mitigations for the activity, if applicable
  • Budget
    • Realistic budget and justification

Impact and reach (40%)

  • Impact and reach of proposed funding
    • Description of and rationale for intended audience(s), and how they will be engaged
    • Demonstrated need for the activity
    • Explanation of the added value or benefits that funding will bring to the organization, its activities and, ultimately, its participants

Taking equity, diversity and inclusion into account, NSERC may select for funding meritorious applications that focus on particular underserved or vulnerable groups.

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