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Application deadlines and notification of decision

Your application must be received at NSERC by 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the deadline date. If it is not received by NSERC by the deadline, it will be considered late and will be rejected. If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, your application must reach NSERC by the following working day.

*Remember that most institutions have a deadline date that is earlier than NSERC's deadline date.

**From the date NSERC receives the complete application.

Discovery
Title Deadline dates Notification of decision**
Belmont Forum Application:
-
Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program Letter of intent:
May 1*
-
Application:
September 22*
27 weeks  

Discovery Frontiers

Letter of intent:
March 1, 2019
Expected by November 2019
Invitation to submit full application:
May 3, 2019
Full application:
July 15, 2019
Discovery Grants (DG) Notification of intent:
August 1
Application:
November 1*
26 weeks
Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplements Application:
November 1*
26 weeks
Discovery Horizons (pilot) Letter of intent:
June 14

10 weeks

Application:
October 18
30 weeks
Discovery Institutes Support (DIS) grants Letter of intent:
June 1, 2021
Expected March 2022
Invitation to submit full application:
June 15, 2021
Application:
November 1, 2021
Discovery Institutes Support grant – Bridge funding opportunity Letter of intent:
July 2, 2020
Expected March 2021
Invitation to submit full application:
July 15, 2020
Application:
November 1, 2020
Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling Initiative Expression of Interest:
October 26, 2020
-
Launch of the full application submission site:
November 2, 2020
-
Full application:
December 18, 2020
-
GENDER-NET Plus ERA-NET Cofund – Promoting gender equality Pre-proposal:
March 1, 2018 17:00 CET : (Central European Time)

Expected May 2018

Full proposal:
July 2018

Expected October 2018

DND-NSERC Discovery Grant supplements Application:
November 1
Expected
March 2022*
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants Application:
October 25*
27 weeks
Ship Time (ST) program Application:
September 1*
12 weeks
Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Applications (Individual and Project) Notification of intent:
August 1

26 weeks

Application:
November 1*

 

Subatomic Physics Project Applications requesting $500,000 or more per year Notification of intent
August 1
30 weeks
Application:
October 1*
Subatomic Physics Major Resources Support (SAP-MRS) applications Notification of intent
August 1
30 weeks
Application:
October 1*
Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) applications, category 1 Application:
October 25*

27 weeks

Subatomic Physics Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) applications, categories 2 and 3 Notification of intent
August 1
30 weeks
Application:
October 1*
Chairs and faculty support
Title Deadline dates Notification of decision**
Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) program There is no competition currently scheduled. 4 to 5 months
Innovation
Title Deadline dates Notification of decision**
Alliance Advantage Application:
No deadline
5 to 24 weeks
Alliance Consortia Quantum grants: Supporting coordinated quantum research and innovation across Canada Application:
October 16, 2023
24 weeks
Alliance International Application:
No deadline
5 to 9 weeks
Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants Application:
March 31, 2024
5 to 9 weeks
Alliance International Collaboration Quantum grants Application:
January 31, 2024
5 to 9 weeks
Alliance Missions grants: Critical minerals research Letter of intent:
September 7, 2023,
8:00 p.m. (ET)

Application:
November 9, 2023,
8:00 p.m. (ET)
By end of
March 2024
Alliance Quantum grants: Advancing the industrial readiness of quantum sensing technologies Application:
June 14, 2024
End of October 2024
Alliance Quantum grants: Strengthening Canada’s quantum research and innovation capacity Application:
October 31, 2023
12 to 24 weeks
Alliance Society Application:
No deadline
14 to 24 weeks
Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) See This link will take you to another Web site CIHR website

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Idea to Innovation (I2I) grants Application:
January 8, 2024
April 2, 2024
June 25, 2024 (cancelled)
September 16, 2024
11 weeks
Lab to Market grants Letter of intent:
February 12, 2024

Application:
September 9, 2024
 
NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates (AI) Advance grants Application:
Until available funding is awarded
5 to 9 weeks
NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) Stream II Application:
No deadline
9 to 18 weeks
NSERC Alliance grants and Ontario Centre of Innovation Collaborate 2 Commercialize Application:
No deadline
5 to 9 weeks
NSERC Alliance – Mitacs Accelerate grants Application:
No deadline
7 to 26 weeks
NSERC-French Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) call for proposals on quantum technologies Application:
March 28, 2024
End of October 2024
Voucher for early career researchers Letter of intent:
February 22, 2024,
8:00 p.m. (ET)
By end of March 2024
College and Community Innovation program
Title Deadline dates Notification of decision**
Applied Research and Development (ARD) grants Application: No deadline 5 to 9 weeks ($40,000 or less per year)
24 to 28 weeks ($40,001 to $150,000 per year)
Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) grants Application:
January 16, 2024
16 weeks
College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) Application:
March 1, 2024
20 weeks
Mobilize grants Application:
April 25, 2024
16 weeks
Technology Access Centres (TAC) grants Letter of intent:
August 28, 2024
12 weeks
New applications and renewals:
January 21, 2025, by invitation only
12 weeks
Prizes
Title Deadline dates Notification of decision
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Call for nominations:
December 14, 2023
By end of June 2024
Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Call for nominations:
November 28, 2023
By end of June 2024
NSERC John C. Polanyi Award Call for nominations:
November 28, 2023
By end of June 2024
Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering Call for nominations:
November 28, 2023
By end of June 2024
NSERC Awards for Science Promotion Call for nominations:
November 15, 2023
By end of February 2024
NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Call for nominations:
November 28, 2023
By end of June 2024
Synergy Awards for Innovation Call for nominations:
December 14, 2023
By end of June 2024