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Please read this Guide carefully on receipt of your Notice of Award. This Guide contains important information regarding the payment and administration of your award.

This Guide supersedes previous statements by NSERC regarding Fellowships and Scholarships regulations. NSERC may, without notice, change award requirements or the terms and conditions of the awards. Any major changes will be announced immediately to award holders and/or in the Program News section of NSERC's Web site. It is intended for use by:

  • Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF) holders; and
  • Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF) host companies.

Note: All personal information collected by NSERC is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (ATIP), as described in the NSERC Program Guide for Students and Fellows.

In this Guide:

  • "host company" refers to the company at which you are employed as an IRDF during tenure of your award; and
  • the date of degree completion is considered to be the date on which all requirements for your degree have been met, including successful defence and submission of the corrected copy of your thesis (in accordance with your institution's policies and requirements).
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