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NSERC Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program

Details
Opportunity NameSubatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program
AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
ValueVariable
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationIndividual — Up to 5 years
Project — Up to 3 years
Deadlines
Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) due at agency08-02-2022 by 8:00PM
Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review10-18-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review10-25-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory reviewTBD
Application due at agency 11-01-2022 by 8:00PM

For subatomic physics project applications requesting $500,000 or more per year:

Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) due at agency08-02-2022 by 8:00PM
Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review09-19-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review09-26-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory reviewTBD
Application due at agency 10-03-2022 by 8:00PM
Objective

The Subatomic Physics (SAP) Discovery Grants program assists in:

  • promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities;
  • fostering research excellence;
  • providing a stimulating environment for research training.

The SAP Discovery Grants program supports both ongoing programs of research, with long-term goals (SAP Individual), as well as research projects with long-term visions and short-term objectives (SAP Project). These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances, whether made individually or as a collaboration. Researchers are free to work in the mode most appropriate for the research area.

NSERC recognizes that, while being of a grant-in-aid nature, SAP Discovery Grants must be sufficient to support a program or project of quality research that can have a meaningful impact on the field of study.


Eligibility
  • You must hold or have a firm offer of an academic appointment at an eligible post-secondary institution.
  • Your position at the eligible post-secondary institution must (for university faculty):
    • require you to engage in natural sciences and engineering research that is not under the direction of another individual.
    • permit you to supervise or co-supervise the research of postdoctoral fellows or students registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Your faculty appointment must not be conditional on obtaining NSERC grants or other non-NSERC sources of support, including salary support.
  • Your salary must not be paid by NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR grant funds. Exceptions include: scientific directors of Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and those under the agencies’ salary support programs.

Full eligibility principles here.


How to Apply

The Office of Research Services (ORS) treats the SSHRC Insight Grant, the NSERC Discovery and NRS Grants, and the CIHR Project Grant differently from all other external competitions. For these competitions, the NOI does not require an ORS checklist and can be submitted directly to the agency portal without Institutional review. 


For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Technology & Society)
sbr@yorku.ca

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)
phoebetw@yorku.ca