Advice for NSERC Discovery Grant applicants
I have written something for Liaison that contains a little advice for NSERC Discovery Grant applicants. Because the next issue of Liaison will be published after the Discovery Grant deadline, I have been asked to circulate these small pieces of advice in case they might be useful to some applicants, so here they are.
I strongly suggest looking at the merit indicators ; they really are used by the eg, and for every case at that. I also suggest reading the instructions  and following them when preparing the application. The most common of the easily avoidable issues I have seen centre around different aspects not being fully explained in the application. Here are some examples:
- The roles in co-supervisions should be clear.
- The order of authors on publications needs to be explained.
- The relationship to other research support should be clarified.
- The quality of the contributions to HQP training should be outlined and the outcomes clarified; the HQP criterion is much more than a numbers game.
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