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Purpose

To provide support for highly qualified candidates at the post PhD or post health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

Consult the CIHR website, external linkfor the full programme description.

Eligibility

Candidates must hold or be completing a PhD or health professional degree. Candidates with more than 3 years of post-PhD training by the competition deadline are not eligible to apply. Candidates may not hold more than 3 years of federal to undertake post PhD studies. Please consult CIHR's website for full eligibility requirements. external link

Quantity Available

Varies

Frequency

Biannual

Study Length

5 years maximum for health professionals intending to proceed to a PhD degree, 4 years maximum for health professionals who do not intend to proceed to a PhD degree, 3 years maximum for those with a PhD degree or a PhD and health professional degree

Award Value

The annual stipend level for those with a PhD degree (or equivalent) is $40,000 per year. The following stipend levels apply to health professionals who hold licensure (full or educational) in Canada at the time of taking up the award. The stipend level is dependent upon the number of years of research or clinical training completed since obtaining the health professional degree. Upon completion of two years of postgraduate research training, the awardees may be eligible to receive a stipend increase to the higher level. Less than 2 years of research or clinical training experience: $40,000 Two or more years of research or clinical training experience: $50,000 The stipend for health professionals who do not hold licensure in Canada is $21,000 per year (i.e., equivalent to a Doctoral Research Award). Upon completion of two years of postgraduate research training the stipend may increase to $40,000 per year. For awards held outside Canada $5,000 is added to the annual stipend. Stipends are valued in Canadian dollars and are taxable.

Application procedure

Applicants must submit a training module, a curriculum vitae module for both the candidate and the supervisor(s), official transcripts of the candidate's graduate and/or professional training including proof of any degrees completed, proof of Canadian licensure, three assessments from persons under whom the candidate has studied and a letter of support from the proposed supervisor of foreign candidates and proof of residency/citizenship for Canadians wishing to hold their award outside of Canada.

Closing date

February 1st and October 1st

Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Graduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Professional development
  • Research


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Contact Details


  • irsc.gc.ca
  • 613 954 1968
  • 613 954 1800
  • 160 Elgin Street
    9th Floor
    Address Locator 4809A
    Ottawa
    ON
    K1A 0W9
    Canada

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by using the links below.




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