NSERC’s Research Grants Division thanks you for your question(s) regarding the one-year extension with funds due to COVID-19 and we apologize for the delay in providing you with additional information.
The FAQ related to this extension has recently been updated (May 1st) and now includes clarifications about the eligibility of grants for this initiative.
If the information therein still does not provide an answer to your question(s), we kindly ask that you follow up with firstname.lastname@example.org on your original email to indicate that your question remains unanswered. However, as we are currently still establishing important implementation details for this initiative, we still may not be able to answer your question at present.
At this time, no action is required from eligible grantees who are interested in this funded extension. NSERC is currently developing the procedures for recipients to inform NSERC of their decision, starting with the potential applicants to the upcoming 2021 Competition.
We invite you to consult the NSERC program information in relation to COVID-19 and the FAQ related to this extension; they will be updated continuously as processes to support this initiative are finalized.
Program Operations Unit
Research Grants and Scholarships
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada