Funds Available: No minimum or maximum specified. The average grant size in 2014 (not specific to Queen’s) was 163K/year. The smallest grant was $74,500/year and the largest was $260,000/year. Grant duration is 1-3 years.
Relevant Research Areas: Environmental Science and Technologies, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing, Natural Resources and Energy. The Manufacturing target area now includes Additive Manufacturing (= 3D Printing) as a research topic.
Deadlines:Applications are due April 1, there is no letter of intent. Queen’s internal deadline for submitting a draft: March 16.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Program objective: The goal of the SPG-P program is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years.
Partner requirements: at least one supporting organization that must be either a Canadian-based company or a government organization. The supporting organization must be actively involved in all stages of the project; therefore, in-kind contributions are required, but cash is not. NSERC encourages applicants to also incorporate international collaborations into their proposals.
Additional information specific for Strategic Project Grants:
Description of the target areas:
International concurrent calls for proposals for joint research with France, Taiwan, Brazil suitable for co-funding with a SPG-P: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/NSERCANR-CRSNGANR_eng.asp
FAQ Page for SPG applicants:
NSERC instructions for completing F101 for SPG-P:
NSERC instructions for F100:
NSERC instructions for F183A:
NSERC instructions for the F183A link manager (helps to trouble-shoot problems with linking/changing/unlinking the F183A)