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Standing and Advisory Committees

The Council may appoint committees as described in the This link will take you to another Web site NSERC Act and By-Law 1. The following documents apply to members of these committees who are not themselves Council members:

The Council is advised on specific policies and programs by two standing committees:

These Committees provide advice to the Council and the Vice-Presidents on funding opportunities that support discovery and innovation, and related policy issues, in accordance with specific decisions and any other guidelines provided by the Council. The Committees report back to the Council on their business as required. On occasion, either Committee may be asked to act as a review committee and make recommendations to its Vice-Presidents or to the Council on major grants and awards.

Terms of Reference and Principles Governing Membership for the Committee on Discovery Research and the Committee on Research Partnerships

Nominations for the standing committees can be submitted using Form 250 on NSERC’S Membership Suggestions page.