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 Clinical Research Fellowships: Deadline extended to May 17, 2021. See Award Guide for details
  • ACHRI Trainee Small Research Grants: Deadline May 17, 2021. See Award Guide for details
  • Trainee Travel 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.


Summer Student Workshop Series

May - August 2021

This summer, ACHRIthe Owerko CentreHBILibin and Snyder Institute are pleased to offer a compelling Summer Student Program for our summer students: a series of eight workshops, journal clubs and other opportunities and resources. The program culminates in a Summer Student Symposium in August. All students are welcome to participate in any or all aspects of the program offered online from May - August 2021. Learn more about the program here and register for the workshops here


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Internal LOI Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is a tri-agency initiative that provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research based growth. The potential supervisor and the postdoc are expected to work together to submit the Letter of Interest. Once the internal deadline has passed, the Internal Selection Committee will review and select applications to advance for further consideration. 

Learn more here.


Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Funding

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting proposal submissions for postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year for 2 years, plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value). If you have questions or would like to learn more about how to apply, please consult the Mitacs website or contact

Learn more here.


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!