Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $150K - $300K FOR UP TO 6 YRS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Apr 24, 2017
Sponsor's: May 01, 2017

Subject Areas: Information And Communications Technology, Interdisciplinary Research, Environmental Technology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Energy, Training and Development

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.

To build on Canada's research strengths and priorities and to enhance our success, at least 60 percent of the CREATE funding will be directed to the following priority areas: Environmental science and technologies; Natural resources and energy; Health and related life sciences and technologies; and Information and communications technologies. One important change for the 2017 competition is that researchers are now only eligible to be involved in one active grant and cannot apply while participating in an active grant (as applicant or co-applicant). Therefore, if they currently receive CREATE funding, they cannot be part of a new LOI until the fiscal year following the end of the award. For those currently involved in two CREATE grants, both must be ended before reapplying. At the Letter of Intent stage the training program will be assessed in relation to: - The merit of the proposed training program (40 percent) - The excellence of the team of researchers (60 percent)

Application Details:

Successful applicants will consist of a group of accomplished researchers, who will work collaboratively to offer a defined research training program to a group of trainees. This environment will provide trainees with experience relevant to both academic and non-academic careers. The research training experience can target any trainee level: undergraduate students, graduate students (master's and doctoral) and postdoctoral fellows. Successful applications will be those best able to demonstrate the benefits of their proposed research training experience to their targeted trainees. A yearly quota has been established for each university and only those researchers selected at their university can submit Letters of Intent.

To apply for a CREATE Program grant, researchers must first submit Form 187 to their university for consideration. Refer to Form 187 instructions for complete information or contact your university research grants office. The entire LOI application process is performed using NSERC's On-line System. A complete LOI includes the following: Form 187; Form 100 for the applicant; a letter from the applicant's university Vice-President Research*; and for the industrial stream only, one letter or e-mail from the collaborating industry(ies) to the applicant, confirming its (their) willingness to participate in the program committee and to host internships for trainees. Only those who submitted a successful notification of intent will be invited to submit a full application. Please contact RD&S as early as possible as you work through your application. Ensure that you consider the eligibility requirements for applicants, co-applicants and collaborators described on NSERC's Web site under Eligibility Criteria as well as the Institutional Eligibility Requirements.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Tweddell,David

Sponsor Contacts:

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 995 4273