Early August 2019:

As soon as possible - September 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EST):

September 19, 2019 – October 17, 2019:

  • 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, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (EST):

  • 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 18, 2019

  • GSPA saves each NSERC application to department folders in SharePoint.
  • GSPA prepares spreadsheets for departments by end of day on October 18, 2019.

October 21 – October 30, 2019:

  • 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 30, 2019.

October 30, 2019:

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

November 1 - 8, 2019:

  • 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 14, 2019.
  • Selection committee members complete and save a copy of their ranking sheets to SharePoint for GSPA use by November 8, 2019.

November 14, 2019:

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

November 14 - 20, 2019:

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

November 20 - 21, 2019:

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

November 22 - December 2019:

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

April 2020:

  • NSERC to release results to applicants and institutions.  If applicants 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, 2020.

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August 2, 2019