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

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


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 23rd, April 2021

External Deadline: Monday 3rd, May 2021


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 1- Registration (required)Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021:

Phase 2- LOI for Internal Review (required) Deadline: April 9, 2021:

Phase 3- Review/Approval of Finalized LOI (selected applicants only) Deadline April 23, 2021:

Following committee review, the selected applicants will be provided feedback on their LOI’s and given an opportunity to incorporate suggestions. Instructions on process for the Researcher Portal will be provided to the selected applicants. Once approved, the applicant will submit their finalized LOI via the NSERC portal to meet the NSERC deadline of May 3, 2021.

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.

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 2021:

1. COVID-19 – Applicants should discuss the COVID-19 impacts and mitigation strategies (LOI and Application). Please refer to NSERC’s Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on research: New guidelines for NSERC’s community website

2. Phase 1: Letter of Intent – Excellence of Proposed Team (New: max 3 pages) – Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) – Guide for Applicants

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 via email louiseg@mun.ca or Sheri Collins, Grants Coordinator via email sjcollins@mun.ca




Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 2, 2021