Events & Workshops
Over four days in late August, the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) will be offering an intensive online version of our course, “Writing NSERC Proposals.” This course is intended for graduate students who will be applying in the fall of 2020 for Master’s or doctoral grants to the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). While departmental deadlines vary, most departments now require students to submit doctoral proposals in September. The course is offered before the term starts to give applicants for doctoral grants as much time as possible to prepare.
The course takes place from 10:00 – 11:15 am from Monday August 24 – Thursday August 27 inclusive, and students should register only if they can participate in the full 5 hours of the four-day course. The course is eligible for Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) credit and allows students to get both collective instruction on grant writing and individual feedback on their proposal drafts. Any student applying for an NSERC Master’s or doctoral grant this fall is welcome to register.
This course is offered in a live online format. Given the proprietary nature of research grants, and the fact that the course shows samples of winning grants (with authors’ permission), this course is only offered live and not in a recorded format.
The course is free, open only to U of T graduate students, and registration is required. Instructions on how to register are below.
Writing NSERC Proposals: 5 hours long, held online from 10:00 – 11:15 am each day from Monday August 24 – Thursday August 27 inclusive, taught by NSERC winner, Alex De Serrano
*You will be prompted to log in to the registration system using your UTORid and password. To register, click the blue “Register for this event” button on the right. If the blue button does not appear, either online registration is no longer possible or you are not eligible to take this course.
Once you have registered, you should receive a confirmation email which will include your registration details. That email is sent to the address that is listed in your official U of T profile. If you do not receive an email, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
Students are asked to register only if they can attend the full 5 hours of the course from 10:00 – 11:15 on the mornings of Monday August 24 – Thursday August 27 inclusive.
Please note: If you do not have a UTORid or password please consult the Information Commons helpdesk. If you have not yet activated your UTORid or have forgotten your password, please refer to UTORid Account Management. If you are not a registered U of T graduate student, you are not eligible to take our courses.