NSERC Early Career Researcher Option for Discovery Grant Extension with Funds

NSERC grantees who have received the last installment of their active Discovery Grant or Northern Research Supplement in April 2020 and who are classified as Early Career Researchers (ECR) at the time of their award may be eligible to extend their grant by one year with funds. Grantees who take advantage of this option will receive an additional installment at their current level funding. The objective is to provide additional time and resources to early career researchers to esatablish their research program and career. 

**NOTE: If you accept the ECR extension, you may still accept the COVID-19 extension with funds at a later date for an additional installment in April 2022. Should you decline the ECR extension, you cannot apply for the COVID-19 extension with funds. 

NSERC will contact eligible grantees directly via email to discuss next steps and how to accept the ECR extension with funds. Once contacted by NSERC, grantees will have until August 4, 2020 to request the extension and confirm that they will use the funds for their research program. Researchers who do not wish to trequest the extension must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant (NOI) by August 4, 2020 8 p.m. (EST) to be considered in the 2021 competition

If you need additional information, do not hesitate to contact NSERC at resgrant@nserc-crsng.gc.ca for more information