Trainee Funding

  1. ACHRI Graduate Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members. 
    • Award Amount: MSc students: $11,000 per year for two years from ACHRI, plus $10,000 per year from the supervisor. PhD students: $13,000 per year for two years from ACHRI, plus $10,000 per year from the supervisor
    • Deadline: May 1, 2020, 5 PM for new applications; July 15, 2020, 5 PM for renewal applications 
    • Award guide and application form coming soon
  2. Department of Pediatrics Graduate Studentship Award

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of supervisors who hold primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine. This funding can be awarded separately or as matching funds to the ACHRI Graduate Studentship Support.
    • Award Amount with ACHRI Match: Master's students: $9,500 per year for two years. PhD students: $13,000 per year for two years
    • Award Amount without ACHRI Match: Master's Students: $20,500 per year for two years; PhD Students: $26,000 per year for two years.
    • Deadline: May 1, 2018, 5 PM for new applications; July 15, 2018, 5 PM for renewal applications - COMPETITION CLOSED. AWARD NOT AVAILABLE.
  1. ACHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Support

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members. 
    • Award Amount: $25,000 per year for two years from ACHRI, plus $25,000 per year from the supervisor.
    • Deadlines: May 1, 2020, 5 PM and November 1, 2020, 5 PM for new applications. 
    • Award guide and application form coming soon
  1. ACHRI Clinical Research Fellowship Support

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members. Candidates for the ACHRI Clinical Research Fellowship may be medical residents and fellows pursuing research training.
    • Award Amount: Stipend levels vary. Please see Award Guide for details.
    • Deadline: May 1, 2020, 5 PM for new and renewal applications. 
    • Award Guide
    • Application Form - for new applicants only
    • Applicant Assessment Form - to be completed by referees of new applicants 
    • Renewal Form - for renewing applicants only
  1. ACHRI Summer Studentship Award

    • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate trainees of ACHRI members. Non-UCalgary student applicants are eligible. 
    • Award Amount: $1,000 per month from ACHRI plus a minimum of $500 per month from the supervisor, for 2 – 4 months (May – August)
    • Deadline: Student portion is due on February 7, 2020, 4PM; supervisor portion is due on February 14, 2020, 4PM - COMPETITION CLOSED
  2. BME-ACHRI Summer Undergraduate Research Funding

    • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate trainees of ACHRI members. Preference will be given to students in the BME program.
    • Award Amount: $6,000 in total for the period of May 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
    • Deadlines: Student portion is due on February 7, 2020, 4PM; supervisor portion is due on February 14, 2020, 4PM - COMPETITION CLOSED
  1. ACHRI Trainee Small Research Grants

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members
    • Award Amount: Up to $3,000
    • Deadlines: May 15, 2020, 5 PM and November 1, 2020, 5 PM 
    • Award guide and application form coming soon
  2. ACHRI Trainee Publication Award

  1. ACHRI Trainee Travel Award

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members. Internal travel awards are available to graduate or postdoctoral trainees presenting their research at a conference. Master’s and postdoctoral trainees are eligible for one travel award during the course of their program; PhD trainees are eligible for two travel awards during the course of their program.
    • Award Amount: $500
    • Deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1, 2020, 5 PM 
    • Award Guide
    • Application Form
  2. ACHRI Trainee Research Visits

    • Eligibility: Open to trainees of ACHRI members. Internal travel award offered to eligible trainees wishing to travel to attend an external course or workshop or to visit a partnering research group to learn practical techniques or collaborate in ongoing studies.
    • Award Amount: $1,000 - $2,000
    • Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1, 2020, 5 PM 
    • Award Guide
    • Application Form
  1. ACHRI Visiting Speaker/ External Examiner Funding

    • Eligibility: Open to ACHRI members who are inviting a visiting scholar to present a seminar to ACHRI members and trainees. This funding is also available to ACHRI members whose PhD students have scheduled their thesis defense. External examiner must present a seminar during their visit.
    • Award Amount: up to $1,500 per visit
    • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round
    • Application process: please contact achri.training@ucalgary.ca for details.
  1. Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)

    The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) is a transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada. CCHCSP provides support for these highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. 

    There are currently 17 participating Child Health Research Training Centres within the CCHCSP, providing education and collaborative experiences across Canada. ACHRI is proud to be one of these Centres. Current ACHRI/ UCalgary Centre Leaders are Dr. Marinka Twilt and Dr. Brian Brooks.

    Partnered CCHCSP, ACHRI offers a series of CCHCSP Certificate-eligible sessions in Calgary. All are welcome - trainees of any level, discipline and faculty. Check ACHRI Calendar and ACHRI STEP Trainee Post for listings of workshops.

    For detailed information on eligibility and application process for CCHCSP doctoral and fellowship awards, please visit CCHCSP website.

    NOTE: In light of the rapidly changing landscape with COVID -19, CCHCSP has suspended its May 1 competition until further notice.  

  2. ACHRI STEP Support for CCHCSP Applications

    ACHRI STEP provides application support and matching funds for CCHCSP salary awards (i.e., doctoral and fellowship awards) through the established IPR process:

    1. Trainees applying for CCHCSP salary awards (doctoral or fellowship), please email a letter to ACHRI STEP and Centre co-leaders (Dr. Marinka Twilt and Dr. Brian Brooks), indicating your intent to apply to CCHCSP and request for the institutional match (if required). Candidates please append a draft of your full CCHCSP application and a summary of your research proposal, for IRP purposes. Please submit your letter and the supporting documents well in advance of the CCHCSP deadline. Centre co-leaders may also book a meeting with the candidate to discuss the application.

    2. ACHRI STEP provides preliminary feedback to the candidate. After revisions are made, the trainee sends the revised copy of the application draft to the assigned reviewers recruited by ACHRI STEP.

    3. While the application draft is in review, ACHRI STEP prepares a letter of support for the institutional match.

    4. The candidate receives the reviewer comments and makes final revisions.

    5. The candidate sends to the Centre co-Leaders the final draft of the application and the letter from ACHRI STEP for final review and approval from the co-Leaders at least two weeks prior to the CCHCSP deadline.

    NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all required documents are submitted to relevant parties in advance, in order to meet the CCHCSP deadlines.

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