Discovery Grants & Subatomic Physics - Notification of Intent to Apply

Researchers who intend to apply for a Discovery Grant (DG), Subatomic Physics Discovery (SAP-DG), Major Resources Support (SAP-MRS), or Category 2 or 3 Research Tools and Instruments (SAP-RTI) in the 2023 competition must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) by the deadline date of Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (ET). 


Discovery Grant NOI

  • You must submit your NOI and the NSERC version of the Canadian Common CV (CCV) using the  research portal. Refer to the instructions on how to complete the NOI and CCV
  • The Early Career Researcher (ECR) option for the Discovery Grant extension with funds process will commence in May, and the COVID-19 extension with funds process will begin in June.
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  • Deadline date is August 2, 2022, 8pm (ET).

**The NOI is mandatory when applying for a Discovery Grant. Applicants who do not submit an NOI cannot submit a full application. 


Subatomic Physics NOI

**Please note that an NOI is not required for Category 1 RTI (SAP-RTI) grant applications, and the deadline to submit a full application is October 25.

*Note that for the NOI stage the applicant must acknowledge that the plan to submit a proposal has been discussed with the respective Department Chair/Head*