• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!



Page history last edited by Nancy Reid 14 years, 10 months ago

NICDS denied funding in the MRS Program

Sadly we learned on April 1 that the NICDS proposal was not funded in the 09 competition.

The three reports provided to the MRS committee rated the proposal A+, and are provided below.  The Message to Applicants mentions the substantial budget constraints faced by the MRS Program this year.

More information about cuts to NERC's budget and the direct effects this is having on scientific research can be found at http://dontleavecanadabehind.wordpress.com



NSERC Reviews of the Fall 08 proposal

Posted April 15, 2009





NICDS Proposal to NSERC


The final version of the proposal to NSERC's Major Resource Support (MRS) program was submitted on September 30, 2008.






Good news re sponsorships!!

As part of the re-application, we have been confirming sponsorship agreements with several universities.  We have confirmed committments totalling $200,000 per year from: U Toronto (130), UBC (25), UWO (20), UMan (10), UWat (10), SFU (5+).  Sponsors logos and links are being added to the NICDS web page www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/NICDS/  In addition, the Communications Security Establishment Canada is writing up an agreement for a contribution of 7500 in 08-09, to rise in future years, connected with the Data Mining Project.

July, 2008


Our letter of intent has been approved, and our appeal was successful in obtaining some funds for 2008-09.

The writing team for the NICDS application is working on the re-application, due at NSERC on October 1, 2008.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for the application document, and for the evolution of NICDS.

Relevant documents are posted below as they become available.


Documents for the re-application


Document   Notes
Original application final-submission.pdf October, 2007 This will form the template for the re-submission.
Appeal of funding decision Appealweb.pdf May, 2008

Appeal decision awards NICDS $77,900


Letter of Intent LOI08.pdf June, 2008 Accepted, July 2008


Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.