Goals of the CREATE Program
NSERC's 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 that address significant scientific challenges
•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.
A yearly quota has been established for each university and only those researchers selected at their university can submit Letters of Intent. Under its assigned quota, Lakehead University can submit up to two letters of intent to the CREATE program. Therefore, researchers are asked by March 3 to indicate to the Office of Research Services (e-mail to email@example.com) if they plan to submit a letter of intent to NSERC. If more than two applicants indicate that they intend to submit a letter of intent, an internal competition will need to be held to determine which two LOIs are submitted by the NSERC deadline of May 1 competition.
For more information on the call, please click here.