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Connecting Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program grantees with collaborators in the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Ottawa, December 19, 2012 – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently established an agreement with the Research Foundation for the State of São Paulo, la Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) Brazil. Researchers in the State of São Paulo will be able to access funding from FAPESP to collaborate with existing or potential Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program grantees in Canada.

This new opportunity will benefit both existing or potential CREATE Program grantees, allowing them to leverage the resources of counterparts in the State of São Paulo to develop international joint training activities. These activities have been proven to enhance the quality and scope of training programs by providing trainees with access to unique ideas, talent, resources and experiences. This is also an opportunity for CREATE Program trainees to lay the foundation for future research collaborations and networks. If interested, Canadian CREATE Program grantees are expected to use their existing CREATE funding to support the Canadian side of the collaboration. Canadian researchers who are planning to apply to the CREATE Program are invited to include this potential opportunity into their proposals.

For more information about this partnership with the State of São Paulo and on the CREATE Program, please refer to the detailed instructions.

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