NSERC Provides $26M for its 2024 Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has funded 16 proposals with a total of $26 million in funding for the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.

NSERC characterizes the CREATE Program as an “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.”

NSERC said the “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.”

The proposals funded are:

Integrated School on Advanced Materials (ISAM) -Delphine Bouilly, Universiy Université de Montréal, $1.65M.

VISION: VIsual effectS and animation InnovatiOn and simulatioN – Chris Joslin, Carleton University, $1.65M.

Sustainable Data Systems for Data Science, Bettina Kemme, McGill University, $1.65M.

NSERC CREATE Canadian Training Program on Nature-Based Solutions for Ecosystem Restoration (NASER) – Damase Khase, Université Laval, $1.65M.

NSERC CREATE in Engineering Health Equity: A Training Program in Design and Translation of Frugal Medical Technologies – James Lacefield, Western University, $1.65M.

Training Biology Students for Jobs in Data Science (TrainBioData) – Artur Luczak, Lethbridge University, $1.65M.

PLASTICS: Plastic Affordance through Science and Technology Innovation for Circular Solutions – James McLellan, Queens University, $1.65M.

NSERC CREATE in Product Design for Human Comfort – Sepideh Pakpour,, UBC, $1.65M.

Geomagnetic Disturbance in Modern Societies and Technological Infrastructures (GMD-MSTI) – Afshin Rezaei Zare, York University, $1.65M.

Multi-disciplinary Approach to Research, Education, and Training in Cybersecurity for Emerging Technologies – Srinivas Sampalli, Dalhousie University, $1,620,084.

NSERC CREATE in Medical Protective Equipment and Materials (MedPEM) Training Program – Ponnambalam Selvaganapathy, McMaster University, $1.65M.

Network for Ultrafast Computing with Light on Emerging Unconventional Semiconductors (NUCLEUS) – Bhavin Shastri, Queens University, $1.65M.

Training for novel directions in quantitative climate science – Marek Stastna, University of Waterloo, $1.65M.

NSERC CREATE Training Network for CLImate Smart Agriculture (CLISA) – Xander Wang, PEI University, $1.65M.

ADVENTOR: Advanced Engineering and Training in Next-Generation Mobile Robotics for Human Spaces – Amy Wu, Queens University, $1.65M.

NSERC CREATE in ImmunoEngineering (ImmunoE) – Peter Zandstra, UBC, $1.65M.

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