Key Aspects

Intended Recipients

Natural sciences and engineering (NSE) researchers developing and delivering novel research training and mentorship programs for graduate students


Up to $1.65 million over six years (Up to $150,000 for the first year, followed by up to $300,000/year for five subsequent years)


Up to six years

Who can help me?

Adjudication is done by Research Administration Services (RAS) at the University of Alberta. Contact the affiliated Research Partner for application guidance and support.

Kelly Maher
Senior Research Partner, VPRI Research Partners Network


Full Application

  • RAS Internal Review Deadline
    • September 14, 2023 at 4:30 pm MST (Submit application to RAS via the Researcher Home Page)
  • Final Version Submission Deadline
    • September 22, 2023 at 10:00 am MST (Submit final application to the NSERC via their online system)
  • NSERC Deadline
    • September 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm MST


The CREATE program and grants support innovative research training and mentorship programs for graduate students and postgraduate fellows in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). These programs encourage collaboration, address scientific challenges, and facilitate the transition of researchers into various sectors. 

CREATE Grant program homepage

For more information and application details, please check out the CREATE program homepage.

Visit CREATE program homepage

Research Development Supports Available for this Competition

Samples of Successful CREATE LOIs + Full Applications

Access samples of successful LOIs and full applications from previous CREATE competitions in the GRANT library by filling out the request form.

Keep in mind that these samples reflect past applications and may not align with current guidelines. Check the NSERC website for the most up-to-date information to ensure compliance with current competition guidelines. Please do not duplicate or distribute the sample applications used for reference.

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