NSERC Templates


For free-form application attachments

The following MS Word templates are intended to assist UNB researchers in preparing the free-form sections of their NSERC applications by establishing appropriate margins, header and footers, font, and section titles.

Please refer to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for additional information such as program descriptions, application forms and procedures, detailed attachment instructions, competition guidelines, and deadlines.

Note: for funding programs with specific deadlines, submission of the complete draft application package is normally due to ORS for review at least 2 weeks prior to the agency's deadline. ORS also requests registration of your intention to apply for any research funding: grant, contract, award or prize. Register by emailing ORS.

Any questions or requests for more information on the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) should be directed to the School of Graduate Studies at 453-4673 or sgsaward@unb.ca.

The Office of Research Services is pleased to offer an Application Bank with sample applications for select funding opportunities.

Common instructions

  • Delete red text when complete, as this is meant to flag special instructions (e.g., page limits).
  • Replace "Name" with your name, and "PIN" with your PIN in the header of documents that contain those terms.
  • Custom sub-headings that are best suited to your research can be used under the main headings.

Alliance Templates

Alliance Grant General Information

Discovery Templates

Discovery Grant General Information

ORS Application Bank for Discovery Grants

Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Templates

RTI General Information

ORS Application Bank for NSERC RTI Grants