On May 5th NSERC announced the official launch of the Discovery Horizons grants, with a Letter of Intent deadline of June 15th 2021.
The objective of this pilot funding opportunity is to support investigator-initiated individual and team Discovery research projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) and would significantly benefit from being assessed by an interdisciplinary peer review committee. Full applications submitted to this NSERC program will thus be reviewed by a tri-agency interdisciplinary peer review committee, which NSERC is piloting in partnership with CIHR and SSHRC.
SPARC will offer support to interested applicants in the form of reviews of LOIs, with a May 26th 2021 deadline for submissions to SPARC. Please contact Alex Unterberger as soon as possible if you are interested in receiving a review.