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NSERC Alliance Advantage – ECR Vouchers

Opportunity NameAlliance Advantage – ECR Vouchers
AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Indirect CostsIneligible
Application due to FSc RO at for full review02-07-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-14-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review02-20-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 02-22-2024, by 12:00PM (noon)

To replace some or all of the required cash contributions from partner organization(s). The $10,000 will be counted as part of cash contributions from partners in calculating NSERC’s funding toward the project. NSERC matches partner contributions in a 2:1 ratio for Alliance Advantage grants. Therefore, the $10,000 voucher will be matched with $20,000 for a total of $30,000.  


Principal Investigators (PI) who meet NSERC’s definition of an ECR (see Discovery Grants: What is an early career researcher?) and intend to apply to the NSERC Alliance Advantage Program after February 2024 can apply.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at