NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) programs on the theme of scientific leadership for global sustainability in the digital age.
1. Leadership in environmental, digital, and sustainable innovation (LINK-D)
The program seeks graduate students who want to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience in sustainability science and digital innovation needed to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and equitable global society – a key priority for humanity and the natural world.
- The candidate has been accepted or applied to a master's, doctoral or postdoctoral program at Concordia University, McGill University, the University of Montreal or the University of Quebec in Montreal.
- A professor participating in the LIEN-D program at one of these universities has agreed to supervise or co-supervise the candidate. See the Team page for the list of LIEN-D professors (Program Leadership and Academic Collaborators).
Interns in the program will receive funding to contribute to their graduate stipends, as well as to support internships and mobility. Interns receiving a program stipend will be expected to fully participate in all program activities, including: a 200-hour internship with Future Earth or another LIEN-D partner organization, a leadership training workshop, a Summer School and the Sustainability in the Digital Age seminar series.
2. Leadership in environmental and digital innovation for sustainability (LEADS)
The program seeks out graduate-level students interested in developing the skills, knowledge & experience in sustainability science and digital innovation to accelerate transformations to a more sustainable & equitable global society.
- Applicant has been accepted into or applied to a Master’s, PhD or Postdoctoral program of study at Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal or Université du Québec à Montréal.
- A LEADS professor at one of these universities has agreed to act as the applicant’s supervisor or co-supervisor. See Team page for list of LEADS professors (Program Leadership and Academic Collaborators).
Trainees in the program will receive funding towards their graduate stipend, as well as to support required internships and mobility components of the program. Trainees receiving funding from LEADS will be required to fully participate in all organized program activities, including a 200-hour internship, our annual Summer School, a Leadership Training, and the Speaker Series on Sustainability in the Digital Age.
2023: Applications closed
2024: Applications open next year