Changes to RTI Grants 2016

NSERC is pleased to introduce a supplementary component to the Research Tools and Instruments program. This pilot initiative will support Canadian research with grants to help cover costs for the operation and maintenance of equipment for one or two years, with contributions of up to $150,000 per year. 

This one-time funding opportunity is being launched in conjunction with the current Research Tools and Instruments competition. The deadline for applications is October 25, 2016. Applications will be assessed by a multi-disciplinary selection committee.


  • Form 187 – Outline of Training Program
    • For applicants who have previously held a CREATE Grant, the proposed initiative must differ significantly from the previous one. An additional page is now allowed to clearly explain this in the Letter of Intent.
    • The HQP table was modified to indicate NSE and Non-NSE trainees.
  • Program Description
    • Details were added to the collaboration with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) section.
    • Details regarding progress reports and performance evaluations was added.
    • The weighting of the selection criteria was modified.
  • The Frequently Asked Questions have been updated.
  • Form 187 – Outline of Training Program
    • For applicants who have previously held a CREATE Grant, the proposed initiative must differ significantly from the previous one. An additional page is now allowed to clearly explain this in the Letter of Intent.
    • The HQP table was modified to indicate NSE and Non-NSE trainees.
  • Program Description
    • Details were added to the collaboration with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) section.
    • Details regarding progress reports and performance evaluations was added.
    • The weighting of the selection criteria was modified.
  • The Frequently Asked Questions have been updated.