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NSERC PromoScience ‑‑ Call for Applications

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on June 24, 2024 in Research Funding

NSERC invites applications for initiatives that promote the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) to Canada's young people, particularly to under-represented groups in NSE careers. PromoScience encourages a wide variety of organizations to apply for funding to help young Canadians in elementary school and high school (including the equivalent first year of college in Quebec), and their teachers, to develop science and engineering skills and interests. Activities that will encourage Indigenous undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies in the NSE are also supported.

The maximum allowable request is $200,000 per year for 3 years.

Please note:

  1. NSERC Application Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024, at 9:00 PM (Atlantic time); as this date falls on a weekend, submissions will be accepted until September 16, 2024.
  2. Internal ORS Application Submission Deadline: September 2, 2024, at 4:30 PM (Atlantic time)
  3. Important Limitation: only one application may be submitted per department per competition year.

For more information, visit the website or join the Microsoft Teams information session:

2024 PromoScience Information Session

English webinarJuly 24, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Atlantic time)
French webinarJuly 25, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Atlantic time)

For further general information and support, please reach out to the ORS Research Grants Facilitator who supports your Faculty (see here, under Grants and Contracts unit) and/or your Faculty Research Facilitator.

Please contact your Department Chair or delegate to discuss how the limit of one application per department per competition year will be managed.


The grants facilitator for your faculty can be found on the staff contact page. For additional resources, click here for guidance on internal deadlines and submission processes.