Training and Career Development at III

Health research training is a core priority for CIHR. Success in research training requires collaboration of all training stakeholders. Researchers, clinicians and decision makers share a common interest in the health of Canadians and a responsibility to research training.

The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity is committed to supporting the next generation of researchers. This section includes resources designed to help you throughout your career path.

New Investigators Forum

The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity recognizes that the ongoing development of new researchers is fundamental to a strong and innovative health research capacity within the Institute's mandate.

The next New Investigator Forum hosted by III will be held in King City, Ontario from May 22–24, 2020. Application is open to early career investigators in the area of infection and immunity; late-stage post-doctoral fellows and research associates who have a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience and are actively looking to pursue an academic career as an independent investigator. Travel Awards to cover the cost of participation to the event are available. Individuals interested in the Forum must apply through the Winter 2020 Travel Award competition. More information.

Mid-Career Infectious Disease Workshop

The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity also recognizes the importance of supporting mid-career researchers throughout their career path.

III has partnered with the Canadian Foundation for Infectious Disease (CFID) and the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) to host a Professional Development Workshop for Mid-Career Infectious Disease Researchers. It will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 25 – 27, 2020. Applications must be submitted online and are due Friday, January 31st, 2020. More information.

Institute Community Support (ICS) Program Funding Opportunities

The ICS Program is designed to foster community development by providing grants and awards to individuals and organizations for the purposes of:

  • Aiding research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside of CIHR's current suite of funding programs.
  • Supporting individuals, organizations and activities whose goals are consistent with CIHR's and its Institutes' vision, mandate and strategic directions.

Under the framework of the ICS Program, III offers the following funding programs designed to encourage excellence in research and foster community development:

  • The Bhagirath Singh Early Career Award in Infection and Immunity
    Objective: To recognize the highest ranked new investigator in the field of infection and immunity. Posted in the Spring and Fall Project Grant competitions, this award is a supplemental grant to support research, and has to be used according to CIHR policy for CIHR Funding Policies. The award is not a personal award and is non-renewable.

  • III Travel Awards
    Objective:
    To support students, postdoctoral fellows, new investigators and knowledge users to present their own research at national and international meetings and/or conferences consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to III.

    The grants are administered through ResearchNet and are launched twice per year, Summer and Winter. For more information and to know how to apply, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database under “Other: Travel Awards – Institute Community Support”.

  • III Planning and Dissemination Grants
    Objectives:
    To support planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to III; and/or to support dissemination events/activities, relevant to III, that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

    The grants are administered through ResearchNet and are launched twice per year, summer and winter. For more information and to know how to apply, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database under "Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support".

    Please note that if you are unable to find this funding opportunity in the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database this means that there is no current competition.

Contact information

For all inquiries please contact:

Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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