Discovery Horizons Grant

The Discovery Horizons grant program supports interdisciplinary projects that advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). Projects must integrate or transcend multiple disciplines and benefit from peer review by a tri-agency interdisciplinary review committee.

*New for the 2024 competition: Individuals cannot hold both a Discovery Grant and a Discovery Horizons grant. Applicants can participate in a Discovery Horizons LOI but must choose one program for the full application.

Support for Researchers

Research Partner Network provides personalized support and expert guidance on how to apply for this grant and how to manage the funds should you be successful.


Intended Recipients

Researchers conducting multidisciplinary research projects that are grounded in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE)


$50,000-$100,000 per year


Up to five years

Additional Information

Visit the Discovery Horizons Grants website


Letter of Intent (LOI)

  • RAS Internal Review Deadline 

Full Application

  • RAS Internal Review Deadline
  • Final Version Submission Deadline
  • NSERC Deadline
    • October 18 at 6:00 pm MST

Supports and resources

Samples of Successful Discovery Horizons Grant Applications

Samples of successful LOIs and full applications from previous Discovery Horizons Grant competitions are available through the GRANT library for reference. To receive access to these samples, please fill out the request form.

Important notes

  • The sample grants in our library reflect applications submitted in past competitions.
  • Continuous updates in requirements and formats may occur, so check the most up-to-date information from NSERC to ensure compliance with current guidelines.
  • Please refrain from duplicating or distributing the sample applications used for your own grant development.

Other support

NSERC and Tri-Agency Resources

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