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NSERC PromoScience Program

Opportunity NamePromoScience Program
AgencyThe Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
ValueUp to $200,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 3 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review08-31-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-08-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-13-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 09-15-2023
  • Offer financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology) 
  • Support activities and content designed for youth in elementary school and high school (including those in the equivalent first year of college in Quebec), and their teachers, and activities that will encourage Indigenous undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies in the NSE 


Post-secondary institutions will be limited to one PromoScience application per department. Faculties that do not have departments will be limited to one application from that Faculty. If multiple applications come in per department/Faculty, as applicable, the Faculty will select which applications go forward. Therefore, please notify your Faculty research office as soon as possible if you are interested in applying. 

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