DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements


The DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements, a joint initiative between the Department of National Defence (DND) and NSERC, aim to support unclassified university-based research dedicated to the development of non-weapon specific technologies with dual-use applications in defence and security target areas.


The DND Supplement provides additional resources to researchers whose Discovery Grant applications were successful in the Discovery Grants competition and whose research addresses the DND target areas.

Each award is valued at up to $120,000 over three years (up to $40,000 annually). These funds may be used to expand the recipient’s research group (e.g., students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians), to purchase or access specialized equipment, or for other initiatives or resources that would accelerate the recipient’s research program in the targeted areas.

Agency Name: 
Contact Name: 
Stacey Leavitt
Grant Amount: 
Up to $120,000 over three years (up to $40,000 annually).
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: