NSERC Discovery Grants

Registration for the UTM NSERC Discovery Grants Ask Me Anything session is now open!

Overview: The Discovery Grant (DG) program provides research operating funds for researchers in the natural and engineering sciences. Researchers applying for a Discovery Grant may concurrently apply for supplements (Discovery Launch Supplements, DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements, and Northern Research Supplements). For additional funds to access vessels, see the Ship Time program.

Value: Variable, ~$35,000 average, ranges from ~$10,000 to $100,000

Duration: Up to 5 years


  • NOI deadline: August 1, 2024 (no MRA required)
  • Deadline to submit for optional UTM peer review: October 1, 2024
  • Deadline to submit for optional UTM editorial review: October 14, 2024
  • UTM MRA deadline: October 22, 2024
  • U of T RSO MRA deadline: October 24, 2024
  • Sponsor deadline (full proposal): November 1, 2024