Early August 2020:

As soon as possible - September 18, 2020:

September 19, 2020 – October 16, 2020:

  • Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) locates all requested transcripts using their systems and merges all transcripts into one PDF document which is uploaded to the student’s online application. (Note: Students are unable to submit their application until transcripts are uploaded.)

October 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (ET):

  • DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION THROUGH NSERC’s ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL – Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered, even though the system may allow you to submit.
  • Applicants are unable to submit their applications until they are complete (which includes transcripts and references letters). Applicants must “submit” to complete the application process.

As soon as possible - October 20, 2020

  • GSPA saves each NSERC application to department folders in SharePoint.
  • GSPA prepares spreadsheets for departments by end of day on October 20, 2020.

October 21 – October 28, 2020:

  • Departments review and rank their applications in SharePoint.
  • NOTE: GSPA will only be confirming eligibility for those applications recommended for endorsement by the university-wide scholarship selection committee.
  • Departments complete and save a copy of their ranking sheets to SharePoint for GSPA use by October 28, 2020.

October 28, 2020:

  • Deadline for departments to upload their completed spreadsheets with rankings to SharePoint.

November 2 - 9, 2020:

  • GSPA gives access to the institutional selection committee members in order to review the applications that will be discussed at the selection meeting on November 13, 2020.
  • Selection committee members complete and save a copy of their ranking sheets to SharePoint for GSPA use by November 9, 2020.

November 13, 2020:

  • Institutional selection committee meeting to determine applicants selected for endorsement.

November 16 - 20, 2020:

  • GSPA to confirm eligibility of endorsed applicants and notify applicants of corrections required.

November 20 - 21, 2020:

  • GSPA to forward recommended applications to agency based on NSERC-assigned quota.

November 23 - December 2020:

  • GSPA to notify department graduate co-ordinators and applicants of the application status.

April 2021:

  • NSERC to release results to applicants and institutions.  If applicant’s contact information (email) changes after submitting their application they must inform NSERC by sending an email to schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca no later than March 1, 2021.

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August 26, 2020

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