Discovery Grants, Department of National Defence Supplement

IMPORTANT CHANGE! In order to submit a proposal, ORS – on behalf of SFU as the Bidder- needs to request an “ePOST Conversation” from the funder by no later than August 15, 2020. If you intend to apply and have not contacted ORS yet, please do so before August 13 to ensure we have the ability to submit. Please also note that certification requirements (ethics, biohazard, etc) must be initiated at the time of application, not after funding decision is received for this particular opportunity.


The Department of National Defense (DND) and NSERC have launched a joint funding initiative, aim to support unclassified university-based research dedicated to the development of non-weapon specific technologies with dual-use applications in defence and security target areas. The supplement is worth up to $120,000 over three years, in addition to the DG funding.


Eligibility: Must apply for a current NSERC Discovery Grant, and fall within DND target areas including: Autonomous Systems, Information Management and Data Science for Decision Making, Decision Making Enhancement in Distributed Environments, Advanced Sensing, Resilient Networked Systems, Explosive Hazard Avoidance, Blast Characterization and Mitigation, Next Generation Systems, Materials and Signatures.


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