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Queen's University

2014 NSERC RTI Applications

Tips and Advice for Applicants

Tips and advice on how to complete your RTI application (netID login required): Best Practices for RTI applications

2014 Quotas

Since 2013, NSERC has adopted a quota system that limits the number of applications per institution.

  • NEW: On June 16, 2014 NSERC posted a new 2014 quota for Queen's: 19 proposals.
  • The 2014 allocation per faculty will be:
    11 applications for the Faculty of Arts and Science6 applications for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and 2 application for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • September 15 2014: internal deadline for the submission of RTI proposals
  • Committees appointed by each Faculty will conduct an internal review of submissions from researchers within their Faculty to determine which applications will be submitted to NSERC as part of the quota. Faculty internal selection committees will take into consideration the same criteria that will be used by the NSERC multi-disciplinary selection committees.

   For details about the internal process at Queen's as well as relevant links to NSERC webpages see:

  Queen's 2014 RTI Process

 Key Dates of the Internal Timeline

September 15, 2014 Applicants email their forms 101 and 100 to Vera will forward them to the internal review committee of the respective faculty.
September 29, 2014 All internal applicants will receive notification of the results of the internal selection process. Successful internal applicants will receive feedback from the selection committee of their faculty, as well as feedback from URS by October 3. Successful internal applicants will submit a TRAQ DSS for their proposal by October 6.
October 13, 2014 Applicants will submit the final versions of their proposals on the NSERC site to allow URS to complete an administrative check of all proposals.
October 24, 2014 URS submits all proposals to NSERC ahead of the official deadline of October 25, 2014.

URS Contact for RTI applications:

Vera Kettnaker,, extension 77314

Useful Links

Program Description:

Program Description for RTI proposals in subatomic physics:

NSERC Instructions for filling out Form 101:

Peer Review Manual, section 7 covers the review of RTI proposals:

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