Dear NSERC-Eligible Faculty Member:
NSERC recently announced that it has decided to maintain a national competition for the RTI Grants Program . The new application system will involve each institution being assigned a quota of applications that they can submit to NSERC's national competition (October 25 deadline). Under this new system, Lakehead University has been assigned a quota of three applications. Therefore, in preparation for the fall RTI competition, Lakehead University faculty members are invited to submit complete RTI grant application packages (Form 101, Form 100 for the applicant and co-applicants) no later than September 24, 2013 to the Office of Research Services. Applicants must either be an NSERC grant holder, or must have applied for NSERC funding (i.e., submission of an NSERC Form 180, Intend to Apply for a Discovery Grant).
If more than three applications are received, all of the submissions will be ranked by a Senate Research equipment and infrastructure sub-committee according to NSERC's RTI evaluation criteria. Subject to final approval by the Vice-President (Research, Economic Development and Innovation), the THREE applications receiving the highest ranking will be submitted to NSERC by the October 25, 2013 deadline.