NSERC New Guidelines for Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Research

Program Link: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Policies-Politiques/COVID-COVID_eng.asp

Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Description: NSERC recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting researchers’ and students’ capacity to conduct their regular research and training activities. NSERC also recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to exacerbate inequities in the natural sciences and engineering research community. Certain identity factors are associated with greater impacts for some members of the research community (e.g., gender, race, Indigenous identity, geographic location, rurality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, career stage, family responsibilities, etc.).

NSERC has developed general guidelines for the consideration of COVID-19-related impacts on research aiming to provide direction on how to describe these impacts in an application and information on how to consider these impacts when reviewing contributions to research and training and/or research and training plans. You are encouraged to reach out to the appropriate program contact with questions relating to the specific funding opportunity to which you are applying. NSERC will continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and may adapt its guidelines in future years.

For SSHRC programs, please see the COVID-19: Impacts on SSHRC’s policies and programs.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.