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Service Standards Annual Results

NSERC has set service standards for the timely delivery of its funding opportunities for the services outlined below.

NSERC service standards apply to all Transfer Payment Programs administered by NSERC.

  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Networks of Centres of Excellence
  • Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence
  • Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research
  • College and Community Innovation Program
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships

The service standards and the results for the Transfer Payment Programs administered by SSHRC can be found on This link will take you to another Web site SSHRC’s website.

  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs
  • Canada First Research Excellence Fund
  • Canada 150 Research Chairs
Service Performance target Percentage of standards met
Acknowledgement of receipt of online application 100% 100%
Notification of competition results 90% 98.6%
Grant, Scholarship and Fellowship Funding Transfers to Administering Institutions  90% 92%
Communicating the Network Progress Monitoring Results 95% 100%
Participation to the funded Networks and Centres Board of Directors’ meetings by a NCE Secretariat liaison 75% 97%