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NSERC announces $26 million in funding for innovative training programs

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May 16, 2024

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is pleased to announce $26 million in funding through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program for 2024. This investment will spur the creation of 16 innovative training programs that will facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce while tackling crucial science and engineering challenges.

Designed to improve the training environment for the next generation of researchers, CREATE training programs foster the acquisition of important skills by highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their job readiness. Over the next six years, this diverse cohort will benefit from tailored professional development, inclusive mentorship, and unique networking opportunities while gaining expertise in cutting-edge technologies, developing their problem-solving abilities, and increasing their professional acumen.

The CREATE programs funded in 2024 will support training and mentoring programs in a range of critical areas, including agriculture and food security; biotechnologies and immunotherapies; public health and health equity; robotics; technological infrastructure security; data science; plastics management; and climate science and ecosystem restoration.

Learn more about the CREATE programs funded in 2024.

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