January 12, 2018

Funding Opportunities

Amgen Scholars Program

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia’s premier educational institutions – posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

Amgen Scholars Europe
Amgen Scholars USA
Amgen Scholars Worldwide

Deadline: February 1, 2018

CFN’s Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program

Individuals from any discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed summer activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty. Fellowships begin September 1, 2018. The number of fellowships will be determined by the quality of the applicants and the number of applicants received per fellowship level.

CFN will contribute a maximum of 50% of the Fellowship funding and applicants must confirm within their application a partner that has agreed to provide at least matching funds in cash. All funding must be paid as Fellow stipends only.

In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Funding levels are:

CFN Funding Partner Funding Total Funding
Master’s student level $12,500 $12,500 $25,000
PhD student level $17,500 $17,500 $35,000
Postdoctoral or working professional level $25,000 $25,000 $50,000

Click here to see details  on the competition and how to apply.


Intent to Apply: January 29, 2018
Full Application Package: February 15, 2018 (if Intent to Apply previously submitted by deadline)


The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a 12-month policy project with a Canadian government host office. Applicants can apply to up to six approved projects in their area(s) of interest.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Faculty members at Canadian universities or PhD graduates
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents (applicants are responsible for confirming their eligibility for individual projects)
  • Able to negotiate a leave of absence from their university or employer, as applicable

The 2018 cohort of fellowships will begin in September 2018. Approved fellows receive remuneration from their host offices and professional development training and networking events facilitated by Mitacs.

Deadline: March 4, 2018

For more information, click HERE or contact policyfellowship@mitacs.ca.

Impact Fellowships for Doctoral Trainees and Post-Doctoral Fellows

A funding opportunity offered by CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in partnership with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH), the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), the Institute of Infection and Immunity (III), the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), and Mitacs


The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields (e.g., public health, informatics, economics, nursing), a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations), and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

This is the second launch of the HSI Fellowship program and it now contains a stream for doctoral trainees and a stream for post-doctoral fellows.

Who should apply?

Stream A: a trainee who is enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree and studying HSPR or related fields for their doctoral training at Canadian CIHR eligible institution by the application deadline (please read the Funding Opportunity details)

Stream B: a trainee who has obtained their doctoral degree in HSPR or related fields no more than five years prior to the application deadline or who has completed their PhD requirements by the start date of the award (please read the Funding Opportunity details).

Deadline: April 5 2018

For more information, click HERE.

Programs & Events

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Webinars on the Project Grant: Spring 2018 Application

CIHR is holding a series of webinars on the Project Grant: Spring 2018 application. These Question and Answer webinars are designed to complement the Project Grant: Spring 2018 Applicant Learning Module, which will be available on January 19th on theLearning for Applicants web page. Together, the module and webinars will give applicants an insightful understanding of the recent changes to the Project Grant competition and the application submission process.

Dates: Between January 26 and February 28

Register for a webinar now.

For more information, please contact the CIHR Contact Centre at: Support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

TCA Research

Please note this exciting opportunity for research partnerships with numerous First Nations Communities in Alberta supported by the Alberta First Nation Information Governance Centre & the Federal Funding Agencies of Canada (CHIR, SSHRC, NSERC). The invitation extends to post-secondary institutions in Alberta and to all academics at various levels of research.

Dates: February 5 – 6, 2018
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta

If you would like to access the promotional rates, the code is: Research Information Session. Please register by January 26, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact darcy.jagodzinsky@afnigc.ca .

See the below links for more information:

TCA Research Information Session Poster
TCA Research Information Session Registration Form
TCA Research Information Session Agenda February 5, 2018
TCA Research Information Session Agenda February 6, 2018

Developing Passionate Minds

Are you feeling that there are fresh and new opportunities coming? Or are you feeling like you want to create fresh and new opportunities for yourself? Learn how to do this and how to approach academics, work and study in a fresh way by joining us at the Developing Passionate Minds Symposium on February 8th.

The symposium will provide tools to help you spark joy, creativity, and connection to your career. You will leave the day with plans that identify and develop individual passions, and the knowledge of how to integrate them into scholarship and work-life.

The day features multiple sessions and workshops to help you reach your goals. These include a guided exercise led by Life Coach Shawna Campbell on mapping out individual passions and self awareness and a session led by therapist Deepika Mittra on skills and strategies for developing passion in your work. See Deepika’s TEDx Edmonton talk here: TEDx Edmonton – Deepika. We will also provide opportunities for personal reflection and guided journaling. It’s going to be a fantastic day you don’t want to miss!

And for our graduate students, we have even better news! The symposium hours can be used towards your required Professional Development hours.

Please invite your friends that want to reconnect with their passion. Sign up now!

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Stollery Business Centre
Cost: $35

Please see the event Facebook Developing Passionate Minds page for more details. Please feel free to contact Jenn Bell with any questions or comments: jbell2@ualberta.ca

Attention Undergraduate Students!

SCN Summer Studentships

We are pleased to support two undergraduate summer studentship competitions to enable participation in research projects over the summer months.  Two competitions related to seniors’ health are currently accepting applications:

CFN’s Summer Student Program is now open for applications!

Funding of up to $4,000 each is available, with at least 100% in guaranteed matching funds required from the student’s supervisor.

In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

The competition is open to students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an eligible Canadian university who have completed at least two full academic terms at the time of application. Students from any discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed summer activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty.

Click here to see full details on the competition and how to apply.


Intent to Apply: January 29, 2018
Full Application Page: February 12, 2018 (if Intent to Apply previously submitted by deadline)

Call for Abstracts – FURCA 2018

Students in any year and any discipline are invited to submit proposals for performances, posters, oral presentations, visual exhibits, or other research demonstrations.

Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

How to Write an Abstract 

It may be short and sweet, but your abstract is also one of the hardest-working paragraphs in any research communication. Learn how to write an abstract that stands out.

Upcoming seminar dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Summer Studentship Info Sessions

Looking for funding for your summer research in health or medicine? The deadline for Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Summer Studentship applications is Monday, February 5, 2018

Upcoming information sessions:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018

Call for Reviewers – Spectrum

Looking for a great professional development opportunity? Our new undergraduate research journal, Spectrum, is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate-level peer reviewers for its forthcoming first issue.

Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018

Learn more