NSERC gives $14.8 million to enhance university-industry training partnerships

May 20, 2014

NSERC announced on Friday that it will provide $14.8 million in funding to develop 9 training programs at 7 Canadian universities. The money will help foster university–industry collaboration in preparing graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for careers in fields such as aerospace, natural resource management, conservation, and information technologies; the funding is further intended to ease the transition of academic researchers from the university to the workforce. The funding comes from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative, which helps researchers build applied training environments. This round of funding was allocated to researchers whose teaching agenda includes an emphasis on personal and professional skills development that is necessary for success beyond academia. NSERC News Release | McGill News Release