Tech Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I’ve submitted the NOI but I can’t access an application form on the Portal. When will those become available?
A: NSERC reply dated September 11: The full application will be available in the Research Portal sometime later this week. I am told that an e-mail will be sent to notify applicants once the full application is available in the Research Portal, so keep an eye out for that e-mail. You will have to log in to the Research Portal and there will be an option to create a full application for a Discovery Grant, once it becomes available.
While you are waiting for the application page to appear, you may find it helpful to review the instructions for filling out the full application: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/DG-SD_eng.asp.
Q: How do I submit the application on the Portal, there is no Submit Button?
A: The Submit Button will only appear once all error messages have been addressed. Check the application form for warning signs and resolve those issues, then the Submit Button will appear.
Q: How do I attach the CCV?
A: After you hit “Submit” on the CCV site, you will get a confirmation number. Copy that confirmation number, and paste it into the field on the NOI form (on the NSERC Portal) that appears when you click the “Attach” button on the NOI form.
Q: Copy-paste doesn’t seem to work for text fields in the application form, am I supposed to retype everything?
A: Copy-paste will work if you use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer
Q: The organizations of some of my suggested reviewers (in the NOI form) are not in the drop-down lists, how should I enter them?
A:When entering a Suggested External Reviewer, if the reviewer’s organization is not in the list provided, users may type it directly into the field after selecting the Country and the Province. This should be typed in the “Select Organization” field, below the Province field.
Q: When I tried to enter the organization for one of my suggested reviewers (in the NOI form) I noticed that“D.C” was not listed as a state of the U.S., but it won’t let me select/enter the organization without entering the state.
A: (Official NSERC answer) We suggest you select the state of Maryland instead.
Q: Will the contributions in the CCV be numbered this year so that we can refer to them in our proposal?
A: (Official NSERC answer): Unfortunately, the publications will not be numbered this year. The information downloaded from the CCV will be used as is by NSERC Program staff and therefore numbering of the publications will not be applied. Consequently, we suggest that the researchers keep up the practice of self-numbering their publications if they feel it is helpful.
Q: For my application, can I make some changes to the CCV that I submitted with my NOI?
A: You can upload a revised CCV to your application at any time before the Submission deadline date.
First, update your CCV on the CCV website and select the submit button, you will be provided with a confirmation number.
When you are ready to upload (Attach) the revised CCV to your application, you can delete the previous version of the CCV and upload your new one by entering your NSERC CCV confirmation number and selecting Upload.
When you are ready to upload (Attach) the revised CCV to your application, you can overwrite the CCV confirmation number that appear in the box with the new CCV confirmation number and select Upload.
Either one of these method will upload your revised CCV to your application.