The objective of Strategic Project Grants (SPG) is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada's economy, society and/or environment within the next ten years.
SPG are ideal for early-stage, high-risk research.
|Who manages funds?||University and lead professor|
|Use of funds||Direct costs of research, such as the salaries of students, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants, and the costs of equipment, materials, services, and travel.|
|Duration of award||One to three years|
|Are multiple professors involved?||Yes, typically one to three professors.|
|Approximate application success rate||Historically 25%, but can vary.|
|Typical grant range||$60,000 to $200,000 per year|
|Type of partners required||Canadian-based companies or government departments/agencies that can apply the research results.|
|Minimum in-kind partner contribution||Must collaborate in all stages of the project (in-kind contribution), and in validation of the results.|
|Minimum cash contribution from partner||Not required|
|Is the contribution eligible for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax incentive?||Yes. Consult your local Canada Revenue Agency office for specific eligibility rules and amounts.|
|Application deadline||April 15 (one competition annually)|
|Evaluation method||All proposals are peer-reviewed by external reviewers and the SPG selection panels.|
|Evaluation time||Six months|
|Is NSERC willing to review drafts?||No, but willing to discuss concepts and process.|
|Progress report||After 18 months|
For more detailed information, please refer to the Strategic Project Grants description.