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NSERC announces new Discovery Horizons Grants
1 June 2021 @ 10:00 am
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced a new Discovery Horizons Grants funding opportunity to support interdisciplinary investigator-initiated research to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). Full applications submitted to this program will be reviewed by a tri-agency interdisciplinary peer-review mechanism. A summary is provided below.
To support Discovery research projects that would significantly benefit from being assessed by a tri-agency interdisciplinary peer review committee, and aim to:
- Answer natural sciences and engineering (NSE) research questions that are best addressed through interdisciplinary approaches
- Advance NSE disciplines through cross fertilization and new ways of thinking about research questions, ideas and frameworks; approaches and methods; platforms, tools and infrastructure; people, partners and trainees
- Provide leading-edge NSE training for highly qualified personnel (HQP) in interdisciplinary research environments
Individuals are only allowed to participate in one Discovery Horizons application, as either an applicant or co-applicant, per competition cycle.
$50K - $100K per year
Up to 5 years
|Letter of Intent (LOI) due at ORS for full review||Tuesday, June 1, 2021|
|LOI and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review||No later than 12noon on Tuesday, June 15, 2021|
|LOI due at agency||Tuesday, June 15, 2021|
|Full application due at ORS for full review||Friday, October 1, 2021|
|Full application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review||No later than 9:00am on Monday, October 18, 2021|
|Full application due at agency (by invitation only)||Monday, October 18, 2021|