Convergence Portal and online forms

Convergence Portal

To apply for a Research Support Fund (RSF) grant, including the Incremental Project Grants (IPGs) and research security funding, the RSF Senior Official and RSF Delegates of your institution must access the Convergence Portal using their login information.

Roles for Convergence Portal

Senior Official: The designated employee(s) at your institution with the authority to sign and submit applications, such as the president, provost, rector or other authorized representative of the institution.

RSF Delegate: The designated employee at your institution who manages the Research Support Fund, the Incremental Project Grants and research security. RSF Delegate roles could be assigned to one or more of these designations: President/Rector, Financial Contact and/or Additional Contact.

Updating institutional contacts in the Convergence Portal

To update your institutional contacts in Convergence, consult the Financial Administration Guide.

Application and reporting form templates

Technical support

If you are experiencing technical difficulties using the Convergence Portal or other online forms, contact the Helpdesk directly during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time).

The Convergence Portal supports the latest version of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge. If you are using Internet Explorer 11, you may experience error messages and may not be able to submit your application.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to preview and print the web application forms.

For any sustained interruptions on RSF application systems, note that the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) follows the guidelines outlined in SSHRC and NSERC’s Service Standards.