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Writing NSERC Proposals (for students in the Physical and Life Sciences) 4 weeks

May 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm UTC

Duration: May 25 to June 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

GPS Credits: 1.33 in Research-Related Skills

This four-week online course is open to students who are applying for NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Postgraduate scholarships (PGS M and PGS D). While several of​ the concepts examined will also be of relevance to students applying for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), the focus of the course is on writing an effective NSERC proposal. (Check with your department regarding your eligibility to apply for funding through NSERC and/or OGS.) Each week during the one-hour lecture, the instructor will examine the specific features of good and bad proposals. Students are expected to work on their own proposals and to submit them during the course for feedback. Feedback is available to course participants through guided peer review and/or through feedback from the course instructor.​

Course duration: 4 weeks.

Subject to attendance and work submission requirements, this course may be used for credit in the School of Graduate ​Studies’ Graduate Professional Skills program.