Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program

How to Apply: 

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (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

These innovative programs must foster the acquisition and development of important professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills, and improve their job readiness for careers in industry, government, non-governmental organizations and/or academia.

As in the past, it is anticipated that Lakehead University will have a quota of two letters of intent that it can submit to the NSERC CREATE competition.  If researchers intend to submit a LOI to this program, they are asked to notify the Office of Research Services ( by February 1, 2023  of their intention to apply to this opportunity.  If more than two teams indicate that they are submitting an LOI to the CREATE program, an internal competition will need to be held to determine which two LOIs will be submitted to NSERC.  For more information, please click here.

External Deadline: 
Monday, May 1, 2023
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