NSERC CREATE Grants Information Session

Monday February 1, 2016 1:00pm to 4:00pm
UC 424


The NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that:

  • Encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and
  • Facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce.

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite University of Guelph researchers and administrators to an information session for this upcoming competition.

Please R.S.V.P. to Mahala Wagner avpr@uoguelph.ca by Monday January 25, 2016 for registration.

The workshop will include:

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m: a group webinar viewing hosted by NSERC CREATE program staff
  • 3:00 p.m.: an introduction by Katie Meyer-Beck, Contracts Manager, Office of Research Services
  • 3:05 p.m.: opening remarks by John Livernois, Associate Vice-President, Research Services
  • 3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.: presentations by two UG researchers with experience as committee members and/or grant awardees. They will provide potential applicants with insider information about the peer-review system and/or strategies for preparing a successful proposal.
    • Prof. Paul Sibley (Department of Department of Environmental Biology) and Prof. Elizabeth Lee (Department of Department of Plant Agriculture)
  • 3:35 – 4:00 p.m. a question and answer period where participants will be encouraged to pose any questions that they may have about this funding opportunity. Other UG CREATE grant holders/co-applicants will be present to share their experience as well. For participants who may not feel comfortable asking questions during the session or might not be able to attend the workshop, please send your questions in advance to Katie Meyer-Beck (kmeyerbe@uoguelph.ca), who will include them in the question and answer period.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please see the Office of Research funding opportunity notice for further information about NSERC CREATE grants.

Your R.S.V.P. by January 25th is important to allow us to gauge if there is sufficient interest to hold this session. If you do not receive a message to the contrary, the workshop will proceed.

A complete description is available from the NSERC CREATE website (check for updates in March 2016).

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