NSERC-CREATE Program and JDRF Partnership

Program Overview

With funding from the National Science and Engineering Research Council – Collaborative Research and Training Experience (NSERC-CREATE) program and JDRF Canada, CIRTN-R2FIC is happy to accept applications into an expanded training program which leverages our national network, industry stakeholders, and international partnerships. Graduate students at both the MSc and PhD levels, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply.

View the full Training Program Guide in English | Consultez le guide complet du programme de formation en français

Learn more about the program

The CIRTN-CREATE training program is designed to provide enhanced training opportunities that include mentoring from an external advisor, participation in courses, workshops, and networking events, a yearly in-person national meeting, and a research placement. Upon entry into the program each trainee will be assigned a mentor from within CIRTN-R2FIC, but external to their direct research group, with whom individualization of the program can be discussed.

Successful applicants will receive stipend support for two years, with the expectation of matching funds from other sources. Additionally, they will receive funding for a national/international placement or industry internship. Please refer to the Training Program Guide for complete funding details and program requirements. Applicants should ask their supervisor if matching funds have been committed by their home institution.


Application Procedure – January 2023 Intake

To be eligible, applicants must currently be training (or plan to train) in a CIRTN-R2FIC member laboratory on an islet-related project. Trainees currently at the MSc, PhD, or postdoctoral level (or expecting to enter one of these streams by January 2023) are welcome to apply. Applicants should have at least 2 years of training remaining in order to complete the required program objectives.

View the full Application Guidelines in English | Consultez le guide complet des candidatures en français

Application Instructions and Deadlines

Step 1 – Registration (Intent to Apply)

Pre-registration for potential applicants is now closed.

Registering indicates a Trainee’s intent to apply to the program and will include their supervisor’s contact information, in order to facilitate the recruitment of an appropriate reviewer pool. Registration must be completed prior to application.

If you did not pre-register prior to the registration period closing but are interested in applying to the program, please contact Chris Peacocke for assistance.

Step 2 – Full Application

Applications are now open, and are due by September 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM MT. Applications should be submitted online, with additional documents (eg. letter of reference for post-doctoral applicants) sent directly to the program administrator.

If you pre-registered, you will receive an email with a link to the application form.

Notice of decision is expected in early November, 2022.