Workshop: Addressing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in NSERC Grant Applications

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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Event Contact Name: 
Bethanie Kramer
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The Offices of Research Services and Human Rights and Equity will be jointly hosting a workshop to provide guidance on how best to address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) requirements in NSERC grants.

EDI considerations are now a mandatory component of all NSERC grant programs, including the upcoming Discovery and RTI Grants, as well as the industry-partnered Alliance Grants. In order to ensure grant success, applicants are required to discuss the ways in which they are implementing equitable practices in their research programs and their training environments.

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to equity, diversity and inclusion principles, and will discuss the resources and supports available to you at Lakehead University to assist with implementing equitable practices within your research environment. EDI will be discussed within the context of NSERC funding applications, specifically with respect to best practices for meeting the EDI guidelines within Discovery grant applications. To provide insight into how the components are adjudicated within the Discovery Grant competition, we will be joined by Dr. Peter Hollings, who is a selection committee co-chair within the Geosciences Evaluation Group for the Discovery Grant program.  

This workshop will be held Wed, October 7th from 1pm to 2:30pm via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here:


Dr. Lexi Haslehurst, NSERC Research Facilitator

Office of Research Services

Ms. Ayesha Sajid, Training and Development Advisor

Office of Human Rights and Equity

Guest speaker:

Dr. Peter Hollings, NSERC Discovery Selection Committee Co-Chair (Geosciences)

Lakehead University, Chair, Dept. of Geology