About Networks of Centres of Excellence

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Networks of Centres of Excellence

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is a federal government program, established in 1989, to provide funding to educational institutions, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations for the purpose of establishing large-scale research networks. NCE bestows long-term funding (renewable for up to 15 years) for academically led multi-disciplinary research into issues of strategic importance to Canadians.

NCE funded research benefits Canadians by supporting the growth of Canada’s multi-disciplinary research capacity, generating new knowledge and innovative applications, providing training opportunities to develop a diverse and qualified workforce, and encouraging national and international collaboration between academics, government, non-government organizations, private businesses, and community partners.

A Mountain NCE

Established in 2016, the CMN is in the early stages of establishing a forum for collaboratively addressing the diverse challenges facing mountain regions by harnessing existing capacities and seeking new resources.  As a part of establishing this network, the CMN will lead the preparation of a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) proposal.

Our Vision is for the Canadian Mountain Network to become a national and global leader in inclusive, co-designed, interdisciplinary mountain-research that recognizes the interconnectedness in mountain systems between the environment, economy, and society, and encourages an integrated approach for long-term sustainability and serving the needs of mountain communities.