The Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances.
Eligible to apply for and hold funds:
- Applicant: Principal investigator on an application (i.e., university faculty). For applications to the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program, the applicant is a designated institutional administrator.
- Co-applicant: Member of a research group applying for a team grant (i.e., university faculty or college faculty).
Discovery Grants are awarded to individual researchers, normally for five years. Researchers can apply for and hold only one Discovery Grant at a time. Researchers who hold a Discovery Grant cannot reapply for another Discovery Grant until the last year of their current award.
Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long-term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program.
Deadline DateAugust 2, 2022 (notification of intent to apply); November 1, 2022 (application)
Contact Name: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Phone Number: 1-855-275-2861