NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase II

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 3rd, April 2020

External Deadline:


NSERC has confirmed that Memorial University will have a quota for a maximum of four (4) applications that may be endorsed at the LOI stage to go forward for the NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program opportunity.

To this end, there will be an internal submission process through Research Grant & Contract Services (RGCS) PRIOR TO THE NSERC DEADLINE to facilitate the selection of LOI’s to go forward (see below).

Phase I – Deadline Friday, March 20, 2020

Phase 2- LOI for Internal Review (required) Deadline: , April 3, 2020:

Submitted LOIs will be reviewed by the committee established during Phase 1. Selected applicants will be endorsed to go forward into the NSERC LOI competition as part of MUN’s quota, and a letter of endorsement from the Office of the Vice President (Research) will be provided for inclusion as part of the LOI application. Only those LOI applications selected and endorsed through the internal review process will be accepted by NSERC.

Documents required for LOI internal review:

Complete LOI documents as noted in the NSERC CREATE LOI Instructions (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/CREATE-FONCER_eng.asp) (with the exception of the VPR letter which will be provided to the selected applicants) **Please note NSERC CREATE website is currently in the process of being updated to reflect this current competition.  Please check back to the site for updates.

LOI’s must be submitted to Research Grant and Contract Services through the Researcher Portal. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for Faculty Approval to be given via the Researcher Portal in order to meet the internal deadline.

SIRI will be offering additional support to those applicants selected through Memorial’s internal process. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Stevens (v5js@mun.ca) in advance of the internal deadline for preliminary discussions regarding their LOI.

Phase 3- Review/Approval of Finalized LOI (selected applicants only) Deadline May 22, 2020

NSERC CREATE Program Information

Program information for 2021 competition is currently being updated to the NSERC website **Please check back to the site for updates (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/CREATE-FONCER_eng.asp). We encourage potential applicants to read this as well as the following instructions:

LOI – Form 187 Instructions

CREATE Frequently Asked Questions

Some important updates from 2020:

  1. 1.  Mentoring as part of the training program
  2. 2.  External Reviewers suggestions 8 – 8 external reviewer suggestions including 2 from Canada and at least one from abroad
  3. 3.  Phase 1: Letter of Intent – Excellence of Proposed Team (New:  max 3 pages)

Contact Information:

NSERC: CREATE@nserc-crsng.gc.ca telephone: 613-943-1363
For queries relating to program/content of your LOI application, please contact your Grants Facilitator.

For queries on the internal review process please contact Louise Green, Grants Coordinator, RGCS, Email louiseg@mun.ca or Tel: 864-8252 or Sheri Collins, Grants Coordinator, RGCS, Email sjcollins@mun.ca or 864-4745

Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 25, 2020