|Value and duration||Maximum $75,000 per year for a maximum of three years|
|September 14, 2023, 4 p.m. (ET)
(Letter of intent and application)
|To apply||Submit letter of intent to NSERC via NSERC’s online system
Submit application to FRQNT via Portal Access - Fonds de Recherche — Nature et technologies
The NOVA program for junior researchers is offered jointly by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). The primary objective of the NOVA program is to support research projects led by junior researchers from Quebec in collaboration with researchers from other provinces and territories of Canada. These projects must be in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. The funding offered will enable research teams to do the following:
Participation limits: See section 3.7 of the detailed description of the NOVA program for information on the number of NOVA applications in which researchers may participate as applicants or co-applicants.
Applicants and co-applicants must consider the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion when forming their teams, so as to create a climate in which everyone feels supported and respected. Applicants must describe the specific, concrete practices that they will put in place to integrate the principles of EDI into their training plans. Refer to the Equity, diversity and inclusion in your training plan web page and the Guide for applicants: Considering equity, diversity and inclusion in your application for more information.
Integration of EDI principles into the training plan is essential; any application that does not satisfy this criterion will be eliminated at the stage where eligibility of applications is determined.
To apply for a NOVA grant, you must submit the form in the Electronic Portfolio for researchers on the FRQnet portal. For more information on submitting applications, please consult the NOVA program description on the FRQNT website.
As the applicant acting on behalf of your team, at the same time as you submit the application to the FRQNT via the FRQnet portal, you must also submit a simplified letter of intent to NSERC, to which you must attach a duly completed NSERC Form 100A personal data form and a CCV for each team member and a description of the way in which EDI considerations have been integrated into the training plan. If applicable, the Impact Assessment Form (Appendix A) must be completed and uploaded to the Impact Assessment page.
Every member of the research team who is participating in the NOVA grant application (all applicants and co-applicants) must create an account in the NSERC online system. For more information on this topic, please consult the NSERC Frequently Asked Questions page.
The applicant and all of the co-applicants must complete the Personal Data Form with CCV Attachment — Form 100A following the instructions.
The applicant is responsible for providing all of the following documents and information:
*Consult the Equity, diversity and inclusion in your training plan web page and the Guide for applicants: Considering equity, diversity and inclusion in your application for more information.
NOTE: Integration of the principles of EDI into the training plan is essential; any application that does not meet this criterion will be eliminated at the stage where eligibility of applications is determined. Applicants must use the EDI template from the NOVA program toolbox.
Instructions for the applicant who prepares the letter of intent and submits the required information:
The deadline for submitting the letter of intent to NSERC is the same as the deadline for submitting the application to the FRQNT: 4 p.m. on September 14 2023. Note that institutional approval is required prior to submission of the simplified letter of intent to NSERC. It is therefore likely that internal deadlines prior to this competition have been established by your institution. It is important to consider this for Co-I from Québec as well as from other Canadian provinces and territories. It is your responsibility to inform yourself so that your file can be transmitted to NSERC before the competition deadline.
Eligibility of applications will be determined by NSERC and the FRQNT jointly, based on the information and documents received as of the application deadline. Any project, research team or person not meeting the eligibility conditions set out in the guidelines will be rejected. Eligible applications will then be evaluated by multidisciplinary evaluation committees as well as by outside experts, on the basis of the following criteria.
NSERC automatically provides an extension period of one year for using the grant funds. This extension period allows you to complete your research activities planned for within the specified term of your grant. The extension is applicable for the NSERC portion of the grant only.
Contact for this program:
418-643-8560 Ext. 3463