Award Programs and Other Health Research Training Initiatives
CIHR is committed to supporting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) throughout their research training. We do this in a variety of ways, from providing salary/stipend support, to developing and testing innovative training approaches, to supporting travel for attending conferences or for learning new skills, and more.
Please review the links below to learn more about CIHR's award programs and additional training opportunities that are available to trainees.
Learn how the Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot will fill a gap in the career development opportunities available to trainees and ECRs through interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral training environments.
Read about and apply for CIHR training awards at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral level.
CIHR Training Enhancement Projects
Learn about CIHR's training-related ideas, projects and recently implemented changes designed to enhance the research training experience, in line with CIHR's Training Strategy.
- Postdoctoral Peer Review Training Pilot (continuing pilot)
CIHR conducted a pilot project where PDFs were trained and supported as peer reviewers for CIHR's 2016/17 doctoral competition. Check out the results of the pilot project.
- Individual Development Plans [IDP] tool (version 2.0)
The best career outcomes come to those who actively plan for their career. Even if you're not sure what you want to do following your studies, the IDP can help. We welcome feedback on version 2.0 of our sample IDP tool. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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