James Administration Building Room 302, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA


Date: Monday, January 27, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: James Administration Building, Room 302



In preparation for the next Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program competition, NSERC will be holding an information session in webinar format, after which participants will be able to communicate their questions by teleconference.


Please RSVP to Lauren Clark before Friday, January 24th (514-398-4880 or lauren.clark [at]


Information about McGill’s internal deadline and process for selecting proposals to submit to the LOI will be addressed following the NSERC presentation.


Please note that the presentation will be available for viewing online for those who are unable to attend or who would prefer to participate in French.




Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)


Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program



This program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce.

These innovative programs must include the acquisition and development of important professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills.

Programs should encourage the following as appropriate:

  • student mobility, nationally or internationally, between individual universities and between universities and other sectors;
  • interdisciplinary research within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE), or at the interface between the NSE and health, or the social sciences and humanities. However, the main focus of the training must still lie within the NSE;
  • increased collaboration between industry and academia; and
  • with the addition of the industrial stream, an additional objective is to support improved job-readiness within the industrial sector by exposing participants to the specific challenges of this sector and training people with the skills identified by industry.


$1,650,000 CAD for 6 years.


Internal Contact:  

Rupa Narasimhadevara, Senior Grants Officer

514-398-7105 or rupa.narasimhadevara [at]