General Requirements; Start Date; Value and Duration of Award; Part-time Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship; Deferment of Award; Payment. NSERC – Professors – Summary of Changes – Tri-Agency The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Moving Equipment or an Unexpended Equipment Grant · Deferral of. Award holder: individual who has an active award from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC . Deferment: a delay in the start date of the award beyond the available start.

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Award Resources – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Simon Fraser University

The above information is provided in the strictest confidence. The Agency does not publish or otherwise disclose details related to unsuccessful applications. In addition, for successful applications onlythe Agency will post limited information on its website e.

Most grant funds are paid through a common grant account and sent directly to the institution’s business officer for retention on the grantee’s behalf. The institution, through its business officer, maintains control of the grant funds, disburses salaries and other expenditures authorized by the grantee and provides periodic reports to the grantee and to the Agency on the status of grant funds.

The institution must not disburse any funds on behalf of the grantee until all nseerc certification requirements, including those in respect of animal care, human ethics and any other requirements neerc been met, and any other special permits or licenses have been delivered. No grant funds can be released by the Agency until all payment conditions have been met, such as confirmation of receipt by institution of partner’s contribution, activity reports, eligibility of applicants and environmental assessment.

Some grants are not paid through the Common Grant Account and are made directly to recipient institutions. In these cases, the terms and conditions of the administration of the funds are determined on an individual basis between the Agency and the recipient institution.

The terms and conditions could include a memorandum of understanding, reporting requirements and method of payment. To ensure that institutions have complete and accurate funding data on the grants they administer, the Agency will make a list that identifies all new grants and awards and continuing instalments available to the research deer officers and business officers at designated times of the year.


All subsequent instalments are subject to Parliamentary appropriations and the conditions that may be attached to them.

The Agency reserves the right to defer or suspend subsequent instalments if the Parliamentary appropriations are reduced or cancelled, or if the need for funds is not demonstrated.

The Agency is not responsible for funding expenditures or commitments by grantees that exceed grant funds applied to the grantee’s account at the institution for current and prior fiscal periods.

These are the responsibility of the institution.

To comply with government policy, the Agency must confirm the grantee’s continued eligibility before releasing future instalments to the institution. These changes could include a change in position at the institution, a change from full-time to part-time status, a change to a term position during the course of the eefer, or taking a position outside of Canada academic or other.

This confirmation must be received by the Agency within three months of the grantee losing their eligible status i. In addition, grantees may not use their grant funds during this three-month vefer period.

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If a grantee is no longer eligible to hold a grant due to non-compliance with the requirements outlined in the Agencies’ guides, the grace period is not applicable. Information pertaining to the documents to be submitted can be found on the Grant Amendment Form. For some programs, an extension is automatically given to allow the grantees to use funds remaining in their account for a set period following the funding expiry date of their grant.

This period allows grantees to bring research activities to a close. Grantees may make and pay new commitments during the extension period but not beyond. Other programs may allow extensions by request. The request must explain the need for an extension and provide a date when the research activities will be completed. If the extension is not approved, the grantee has three months to pay all commitments made prior to the end of the grant period.


If funds remain in the account at the end of the Authority to Use Funds period, refer to the paragraph on Residual Balances. It is the responsibility of the grantee to inform co-investigators, other concerned individuals and all involved research institutions of the outcome of extension requests. No requests for extensions will be considered if the Institution Paid has not submitted a Form for each period of the grant ending March Skip to content Skip to institutional links.

Polanyi Award For all other programs not listed in the Automatic Extension Period column, the extension will be upon request only.

Unless otherwise specified on the Authorization for Funding, grantees have a nerc of one additional fiscal year, beyond the expiry date of their grant, to use their unspent funds i. This authority to use funds is provided to the end of CIHR’s fiscal year. This also applies for grants funded all in one year unless otherwise specified on the Authorization for Funding.

All grants beyond the automatic extension 1, 2, 3 Grantees may request one additional extension one year to the Authority to Use Nsserc period. For all other programs not listed in the Automatic Extension Period column, the extension will be upon request only. All grants 2 The unspent balance of a grant does not lapse at the end of the grant period.

Additional extensions to the Authority to Use Funds period beyond the automatic extension period will be considered only in the case of extended leaves of absence during the grant period or due to uncontrollable delays to project activities.

Grantees can submit another grant application and hold a new grant during the extension period.