Panel Discussion Series Continues

On October 7, four former Discovery Grant adjudication committee members from Atlantic Canada and a dozen participants from across the Atlantic region and beyond met virtually for Adjudication of your Discovery Grant Application: Committee Member Perspectives.

Panelists shared experiences and provided insights on the following topics: 

  • representing highly qualified personnel (HQP) in the best light possible
  • moving beyond ‘boilerplate’ EDI statements
  • outlining short and long term objectives for a program of research
  • presenting a realistic budget
  • maximizing the use of the ‘additional information’ section
  • crafting a research proposal that can be read by reviewers with varying degrees of familiarity with the research topic
  • linking pertinent information between various sections of a proposal


The presentations were followed by an interactive Q&A period with both early career and established researchers taking part.

Thank you to Dr. Cory Bishop (St. Francis Xavier University), Dr. Arunika Gunawardena (Dalhousie University), Dr. Christian Lacroix (University of Prince Edward Island), and Dr. William Whelan (University of Prince Edward Island) for sharing your time and expertise.

Science Atlantic is proud to support productive and engaging discussions in the post-secondary science community such as this one. We’re excited to continue this series of events and hope to see you at the next one!

If you attended this event and have feedback or more questions, or if you would like to suggest future topics for panel discussions, please reach out to us at

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