NSERC CREATE Program 2019 - UPEI process and deadlines

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

CREATE Program Summary:

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) 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.

The program also supports industrial stream applications and offers opportunity to collaborate with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany.

Funding of up to $150,000 in the first year, and up to $300,000 annually in subsequent years, will be provided by NSERC for a maximum period of six years. Collaborators may contribute additional funds.

UPEI Submission Process and Deadlines:

UPEI has received a quota of two (2) applications for the 2019 CREATE Program.  NSERC's deadline for receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) is May 1, 2019.  To facilitate the identification and selection of LOI applicants, there will be an internal selection process.  

Internal Notice of Intent to Apply – Deadline March 25, 2019 by 4pm    

Prepare a maximum one-page document with the following information:

  • List of names of the principal investigator and co-applicants
    • Note: NSERC limits the participation of an individual researcher in a maximum of two CREATE initiatives as either an applicant or co-applicant (active or applied for).
    • Note to multi-university applicants: All universities who will be involved in the application must have at least one co-applicant listed in the proposal.
  • Title of the project
  • A description of the project that includes the following:
    • the objectives, approach and expected significance of the proposed research training program,
    • the type of research that the trainees will be involved in during the program,
    • how the proposed approach would better prepare students for their future careers,
    • approximate number of students and postdoctoral fellows that you are planning to train on an annual basis,
    • name of industrial collaborator, if applicable (if applying to the industrial stream), and
    • anticipated annual budget for the program (indicating other sources of funding, if applicable).

Submit this document to Leslie Cudmore, Research Grants Coordinator, via email at lcudmore@upei.ca by March 25, 2019. 

NOIs will be reviewed by an internal committee and applicants will be selected for submission to the NSERC LOI Competition.  Successful applicants will then complete the online LOI application process, as described on the NSERC website at http://nserc.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/CREATE-FONCER_eng.asp

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