Burnside Hall Room 107, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0B9, CA


Date: Monday, January 28, 2013

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

Location: Burnside Hall, Room 107

805 Sherbrooke Street West

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 OSR before Wednesday, January 25th at the following link.

Should you have any questions, please forward to %20lauren.clark [at] mcgill.ca (Lauren Clark) and they will be sent to the NSERC CREATE team.



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:  

david.nguyen2 [at] mcgill.ca (David Nguyen), Grants Officer, Office of Sponsored Research