Training & early career development
These opportunities support the training of future leaders in the health research and innovation environment, so that they gain broad experience that will help them succeed in launching careers in academia, industry, government or elsewhere. Choose a program or search by keyword below....
Over the past two decades countries have come to recognize innovation as central to economic sustainability and growth, leading to an increased focus on Highly Skilled People. These individuals – who have advanced degrees in fields such as science, engineering, medicine, finance and economics – are an essential component of knowledge creation and innovation. Alberta Innovates is providing opportunities to foster the development of future health research and innovation leaders, and prepare them to be drivers of change in diverse settings and environments. The Training and Early Career Development opportunities focus on AHRIS priorities, develop skills, provide mentorship, recognize diversity and integrate knowledge translation.
We are helping to meet the need for clinician scientists: individuals with medical training and research experience who develop research questions encountered in practice and translate their findings into care. Our funding enables the training of clinician scientists who split their time between clinical training or practice and research.Find out more »
The Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) undergraduate and high school programs are now administered by the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Lethbridge. The programs listed here were awarded prior to December 31, 2015 and governed under the previous guidelines.Find out more »
Training and Early Career Development Opportunities
Next expected deadline: The October 2017 Postgraduate Fellowship competition has been suspended while we undergo an organization-wide review of our programs and analysis of the Training & Early Career Development portfolio. Any subsequent updates will be posted on our website.
Value & Term: $50,000 per year, and a research and career development allowance of $5,000 per year for up to 3 years
Funds individuals with a with a current post-doctoral appointment, not requiring clinical accreditation, to pursue health-related research.
Next expected deadline: TBD
Value & Term: $30,000 stipend and a research and career development allowance of $2,000 per year for up to 4 years (maximum of 2 years support towards a Master's degree)
Funds individuals in thesis-based graduate programs in health research areas at Alberta universities.
Next expected deadline: TBD
Value & Term: Contracted with CBC Radio for 12 weeks
Funds a summer work experience opportunity at CBC Radio for undergraduate and graduate students from Alberta universities with biomedical backgrounds and excellent writing skills.
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