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Application (new or renewal) for Eligibility of Organizations to Participate in NSERC's Industrial R&D Fellowships Program, Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program and Experience Awards

Instructions for Completing an Application – Form 183B

Important Announcement

Information About the Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) Program Wind Down

In the Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada stated that going forward, Mitacs’ This link will take you to another Web site Accelerate program will become the primary delivery agent for federally supported graduate-level industrial research and development internships. NSERC’s IPS Program will be wound down following the fulfillment of current commitments.

Information About the Industrial R&D Fellowships (IRDF) Program Wind Down

In Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada indicated that This link will take you to another Web site Mitacs will become the single delivery agent of federal support for postdoctoral industrial R&D fellowships. As a result, NSERC will wind down the IRDF Program, with resources being redeployed to other priorities within NSERC.

Applications for these programs will no longer be accepted. Existing funding commitments will be honoured.

General Information

Important: For Experience Awards, Form 183B must be completed using the NSERC On-line System and submitted electronically by linking it to Form 202 with the reference number found in the Partner Portfolio page.

Consult the Guidelines for Organizations Participating in NSERC Industrial Training Programs for more information.

Personal Information

The collection, use and disclosure of personal information provided to NSERC are outlined in the following policy statements:

The information you provide in your application is collected under the authority of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act. NSERC is subject to the This link will take you to another Web site Access to Information Act and the This link will take you to another Web site Privacy Act. The information you provide is stored in a series of NSERC data banks described in This link will take you to another Web site Information about programs and information holdings.

Help with the NSERC On-line System

  • Check the Frequently Asked Questions on how to use the On-line System.
  • Review the instructions available in the application.
  • Contact the On-line Services Helpdesk. Send an email to webapp@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or call 613-995-4273. Include your email address and telephone number.

Completing the Application

Form 183B needs to be completed only once every three years by the organization. However, some of the sections must be completed for each specific subsidiary, branch, division or location of the organization, as indicated below.

Application Profile

Organizations must provide the required information.

Reference Number

Once Form 183B is completed online by the organization, a reference number will be provided (see Partner Portfolio page). This number must be entered when completing Form 202, Part II, for Experience Awards.

General Information on the Organization

The information provided in this section should apply to the organization as a whole. Information specific to the location, subsidiary, division or branch where the student(s)/fellow(s) will be located (if the organization has multiple sites) is requested in other sections of the application.

Consult the NSERC Code Tables to find the appropriate Industry/Products and Services Codes.

Provide the name and position of the person at the organization whom NSERC should contact, if necessary, regarding the application, and for future communications regarding NSERC’s IRDF Program, IPS Program and Experience Awards.

For Experience Awards, host organizations must have a minimum of two full-time employees to be eligible.

Addresses

Provide the complete mailing address for the organization and a separate mailing address for the contact person if different from the organization’s address. For the IRDF Program and Experience Awards, the mailing addresses must be in Canada.

Additional Organization Information

Organizations must provide the required information.

Facilities

Organizations must provide the required information.

Location Information

Provide the address of the organization’s location, subsidiary, division, or branch where the student(s)/fellow(s) will be located if it is different from the one identified in the “Addresses” page.

R&D Environment

Organizations must provide the required information.

R&D Activities

Consult the NSERC Code Tables to find the appropriate Research Subject Codes.

Signatures

NSERC does not require original signatures on applications or other documents submitted electronically through its On-line System. The electronic submission of applications through this system represents approval and replaces the traditional "physical" or "wet" signatures.

What do the Signatures on the Application Mean?

For authorized representatives of the organization

Before you, as an authorized representative of the organization and/or the specific subsidiary, branch, division or location, can submit your application to NSERC, you must read and agree to the following terms and conditions. It is your responsibility to retain a copy of the agreed terms and conditions for your records.

The signature of an authorized representative of the organization confirms that the organization:

  • provided true, complete, accurate information in its eligibility application and is consistent with organizational and NSERC policies to the best of the organization’s knowledge;
  • understands the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (including the Use and Disclosure of Personal Information Provided to NSERC) as they pertain to the application information;
  • certifies that it will take full responsibility for complying with any research requirements, including laws, regulations, standards or policies (the “Research Requirements”) in its jurisdiction and that it will advise NSERC immediately of any allegations or findings of breach of any Research Requirements by the organization;
  • will strive to provide an environment that supports the best research and that fosters researchers’ abilities to act honestly, accountably, openly and fairly in the search for knowledge. As best practices, the organization is referred to the This link will take you to another Web site Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, the This link will take you to another Web site Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Council on Animal Care policies, guidelines, and recognized standards;
  • certifies that it is not currently ineligible to participate in NSERC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), or any other research or research funding organization worldwide for reasons of non-compliance with relevant policies and requirements;
  • will inform NSERC immediately, in writing, of any change in its eligibility status;
  • accepts that non-compliance with, or misrepresentation of, any of these matters may result in actions by NSERC, including the disentitlement from eligibility for future funding.

The authorized representative of the organization also confirms that should eligibility be granted to the organization and should a grant/award be made, the organization:

  • will use the grant/award only for the purpose for which it is awarded;
  • will meet financial and other reporting requirements specific to the grant/award or granting program;
  • acknowledges and accepts that NSERC reserves the right to defer or cancel a grant instalment if the continued need for funds is not demonstrated, if the program objectives and/or eligibility criteria are not being met, or subject to the availability of funds;
  • will inform NSERC of any changes in the status of the grant/award holder hosted in their organization or changes in the organization’s status;
  • will inform grant/award holders of their role, responsibilities and obligations with respect to the Research Requirements in the organization’s jurisdiction;
  • is aware of the requirement for grant/award holders to comply with the relevant provisions of the This link will take you to another Web site Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research and with the terms and conditions set out in the program description and the Award Holder’s Guide;
  • certifies that it takes full responsibility for complying with any Research Requirements in its jurisdiction;
  • will strive to provide an environment that supports the best research and that fosters researchers’ abilities to act honestly, accountably, openly and fairly in the search for knowledge. As best practices, the organization is referred to the This link will take you to another Web site Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, the This link will take you to another Web site Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Council on Animal Care policies, guidelines, and recognized standards;
  • understands that maintaining public trust in the integrity of researchers is fundamental to building a knowledge-based society and being aware that in case of a serious breach of agency policy by the grant/award holder, the agency may publicly disclose the grant/award holder’s name, the nature of the breach, the organization where the grant/award holder was employed at the time of the breach and the organization where he/she is currently employed;
  • will advise NSERC immediately, in writing, if the grant/award holder becomes ineligible to participate in NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR or any other research or research funding organization worldwide for reasons of non-compliance with relevant policies and requirements;
  • will advise NSERC immediately, in writing, of any allegations or findings of breach of any Research Requirements in the organization by the grant/award holder;
  • will acknowledge, wherever possible, NSERC's funding assistance;
  • agrees to the release of the organization's name in relation to the grant/award and/or as being eligible for NSERC industrial programs;
  • accepts that non-compliance with, or misrepresentation of, any of these matters may result in actions by NSERC, including the disentitlement from eligibility for future funding.

For More Information

Tel.: 613-996-1900
Fax: 613-943-1222
Email: industrial.awards@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

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