NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (New Target Area*)

Sponsor

NSERC

Program

Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects

Description

Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG-P) fund early-stage project research, and the goal is to increase research and training in the target areas (see link below) (Advanced Manufacturing; Environment and Agriculture (NEW*), Information and Communications Technologies; Natural Resources and Energy) that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years.

 It is expected that these grants will:

  • Generate new knowledge/technology with strong potential to strengthen Canada’s industrial base, generate wealth, create employment and/or influence Canadian public policy;
  • Increase the number of highly qualified personnel in the specific target areas; and
  • Enable the transfer of knowledge/technology and expertise to Canadian-based companies that are well-positioned to apply the results for economic gain or to government organizations to strengthen public policy

Eligibility

Please refer to NSERC’s overall eligibility criteria.  Faculty must hold a minimum three-year appointment (fulltime, contract or adjunct) in an academic position with a firm offer in writing at the time of application. If you hold an adjunct or contractually limited appointment, please ensure that the dates in your application under “Eligibility Profile” match the dates of your official appointment letter. Academic researchers outside of NSE may participate as co-applicants if they meet NSERC’s eligibility criteria with respect to type, duration and nature of appointment.

Funding Availability

The competition budget is expected to be $12 million for Year 1 of the projects, which could fund about 15 – 18 new awards in each target area.  The overall success rate is expected to be 25%.

Indirect Costs

Funds requested from NSERC - 0%; 25% on Cash contributions from supporting organization(s) if greater than $5,000

Project Duration

1 to 3 years

Special Notes

The Supporting organization must be actively involved in all stages of the project; therefore in-kind contributions are required, cash is not. NSERC encourages applicants to incorporate international collaborations into their proposals (ANR - France, MOST - Taiwan, FAPESP - Brazil). Applications are reviewed according to the selection criteria along with a rating scale and each criterion is given equal weight. Please see link below for further information.

Internal Deadline

The Supporting organization must be actively involved in all stages of the project; therefore in-kind contributions are required, cash is not. NSERC encourages applicants to incorporate international collaborations into their proposals (ANR - France, MOST - Taiwan, FAPESP - Brazil). Applications are reviewed according to the selection criteria along with a rating scale and each criterion is given equal weight. Please see link below for further information.

External Deadline

Grants Officer submits application to NSERC on behalf of the University using the online system.

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 form) 

For More Information

Program Information
Target Areas

For Questions, please contact

NSERC Strategic Projects
Telephone: 613-995-1111
Email: strgr@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x56927
acclarke@uoguelph.ca