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NSERC Discovery Grants and Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Posted on: May 30, 2019
The Office of Research Services at CUE would like to extend an invitation to eligible Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering, to participate in the NSERC Discovery Grant program.
The Discovery Grants program is a major part of the commitment from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and provides funding for investigations in these fields. In some cases, research containing up to 25% as a health research component are eligible. Typical NSERC awards are around $30,000/Yr for Early Career Researchers, and $40,000/Yr for Established Researchers.
In addition to the funding from the Discovery Grant, the research group of the award recipient also becomes eligible for NSERC Studentships and Fellowships, which can be used to recruit and cover the stipends of students and postdoctoral fellows to work on your projects.
Finally, there are also USRA- Undergraduate Student Research Awards– available from NSERC. For information on USRA, please contact Margie Schoepp.

Discovery Grants Program

Up to five years

Application deadline

August 1 (Notification of Intent to Apply)
November 1 (Application*).
* Applications to NSERC grants require the use of an External Signature Page, which must be signed and submitted to the ORS ten working days prior to NSERC deadline.

How to apply
  • Canadian Common CV
  • Notification of Intent to Apply
  • Application
To create a Canadian Common CV, select This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Common CV.

To create or access a Notification of Intent to Apply or an Application, select Research Portal.

To view instructions, select Instructions.
For more information on these grants, please contact research@concordia.ab.ca.