ACHRI Research Trainees

As a research institute, ACHRI focuses not only on providing a sound research environment to its members, but also on creating innovative training initiatives to enhance the educational and research training experience at UCalgary and ACHRI.

ACHRI Trainee Weekly Post

To keep our trainees up-to-date on various relevant training activities and funding opportunities in our Institute and UCalgary, ACHRI sends out a weekly newsletter to registered ACHRI trainees and members. To be added to the ACHRI trainee mailing list, please register as an ACHRI trainee or contact our office at

Please see the ACHRI calendar for listings of current ACHRI events, open to members and trainees. Please see the CSM Training Programs calendar for listings of current workshops and training opportunities in ACHRI and other CSM institutes/programs.  


ACHRI Trainee Funding Competitions

ACHRI STEP is accepting applications for the following competitions: 

  • ACHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships: 
    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members. 
    • Award: $25,000 per year for two years from ACHRI, plus $25,000 per year from the supervisor.
    • Deadlines: October 1, 2021, 5 PM for new applications; November 1 for renewals
    • Award Guide
    • Application Form - for new applicants only
    • Progress Report - for renewing applicants only
  • ACHRI Trainee Small Grants:
  • Trainee Travel  and Research Visit Awards: In light of the current COVID-19 situation, ACHRI is accepting applications for ACHRI Trainee Travel Awards and Research Visits on a rolling basis. Trainee can still access this funding if they attend virtual conferences or workshops.

Please see our Trainee Funding page for details on these competitions and contact with any questions.


Child Health and Wellness Seminars

The seminars take place virtually on Mondays from 8:30– 9:30 am, featuring local and international speakers from our seven Child Health and Wellness programs. For details on these seminars and to register, please visit ACHRI's Events Calendar.


CIHR 2021 Information Sessions for Trainees in Health Research

CIHR will host Information Sessions for trainees on awards in Health Research. These are designed to assist participants with the different awards funding opportunities requirements and answer questions on how to apply.

September 7, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT Join

September 9, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 am EDT Join


Mental Health during COVID-19

If you are experiencing increased anxiety, fear and stress related to COVID-19, UCalgary has some excellent tips and mental health resources for students, staff and faculty.


Resources for Trainees



Other Training Opportunities

Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) has a new online learning platform, creo™, which provides training in some basic research method skills. To register for a free account with creo™, please click here. Note, creation of an account and completion of the modules is not a requirement for CCHCSP certification. Rather this is one of many optional tools CCHCSP would like to make available to our trainees, ensuring that each of you has access to training materials across all CCHCSP modules to help you become the best child health clinician scientist you can be.

ACHRIthe Owerko CentreHBILibin and Snyder Institute have teamed up to provide summer students with outstanding opportunities and resources to enrich your summer research experience. Register with us to be added to the mailing list and receive the latest information on the upcoming summer workshops and activities!