- 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.
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 to indicate to the Office of Research Services (e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 16 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.
Although the CREATE program information on NSERC's website has not yet been updated, more background information on the CREATE program can be found here.