NSERC Discovery Grants Program

The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program. Discovery Grants are awarded to individual researchers, normally for five years. Applicants to the Discovery Grants Program must present a program of research that is eligible under NSERC’s mandate, which is to promote and assist research in the natural sciences and engineering, other than health.

Deadline: November 1, 2018 (NOI deadline Aug 1, 2018)
Contact: resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca