Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks

The NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Network (SPG-N) program funds large-scale, multi-disciplinary research projects in targeted research areas that require a network approach. They involve collaboration between academic researchers and Canadian-based companies and/or organizations.

This program will fund networks for up to $5M over 5 years. The anticipated budget for the 2015 competition is expected to result in the funding of two networks. 

Application Process

The NSERC SPG-N program has a two stage adjudication process involving a preliminary application stage and a formal application stage (by invitation only). Important deadlines are identified below. 

SPG-N applications require strong institutional support in order to be successful at NSERC. To aid researchers in achieving success in the SPG-N competition, Research Services will provided faculty members who participate in the process outlined below with assistance in preparing the preliminary application.

Participating faculty members will also be eligible to be considered for institutional support from the Vice-President (Research).


5 years


$500,000 - $1M per year for a maximum of $5M  


If you have any questions about the NSERC SPG-N program, please contact the Institutional Programs Division at