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NSERC: Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) – International Stream

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Up to $1,650,000 over six years.


  • Faculty of Science
  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

April 23, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

May 1, 2024

Additional Dates:

  • Notify ROADS of Intent to Apply: ASAP -
  • Sponsor LOI Due Date - May 1, 2024


The CREATE program supports the training and mentoring 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
  • Facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce

NSERC and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) have established a formal bilateral training program that involves an exchange of students between Germany and Canada. Applications to the international stream of CREATE require additional pre-LOI actions through DFG. Interested applicants must inform ROADS asap to receive more information, coordinate department and faculty support, and attend a kick-off meeting.


Additional Details.


For more information and to apply, please contact Ryan Heyden.