Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program

The CREATE program is designed to improve the training and mentoring environment for the Canadian researchers of tomorrow by improving training in areas such as professional skills, communication and collaboration, as well as by providing mentoring and experience relevant to both academic and non-academic research environments. Initiatives do not necessarily have to involve development of new professional skills training courses but can take advantage of existing training (offered at the university, provincially or by other organizations such as Mitacs). The CREATE program promotes and furthers the development of new researchers within the NSE disciplines, or at the interdisciplinary frontier between the NSE and the areas covered under the umbrella of the two other federal granting agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—if, by combining the strengths of the various disciplines, a greater impact is achieved for the trainees. Where appropriate, proposed initiatives could also encourage interaction with the users of research and future employers of the trainees, or contribute to providing additional opportunities for students to participate in exchanges at the national or international level. The training initiative should be focused on providing a value-added experience to the university training environment to better prepare research trainees for their future careers in industry, government or academia.


Up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 for up to five subsequent years, for a maximum of $1.65M over six years

​Application (If invited to apply) 

  • Form 100 (Personal Data form) for the applicant
  • Form 100 or Canadian Common CV (CCV) for up to 10 co-applicants 
  • Form 102  - Application for a Collobaritive Research and Training Experience program grant 

To create or access an application, select online system login. To view forms and instructions, select PDF forms and instructions.

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Agency Name: 
Contact Name: 
Sola Fasunwon
Grant Amount: 
Up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 for up to five subsequent years, for a maximum of $1.65M over six years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, April 29, 2022
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: