Currently Accepting Applications

Deadline: Apr. 3, 2017

Value & Term

$70,000 per year, and a research and career development allowance of $5,000 per year for up to 3 years

What is the Clinician Fellowship?

The Clinician Fellowship provides opportunities for individuals with clinical credentials to undertake graduate or postgraduate research in a health professional or health-related program.

What are the objectives of the Clinician Fellowship Opportunity?

The Clinician Fellowship will:

    • Provide support to highly qualified individuals who hold an MD, and/or health professional degrees, and who anticipate undertaking a career in health-related or clinical research in Alberta.

Who is eligible to apply?

To apply for a Clinician Fellowship, you must:

    • Hold an MD-PhD, health professional degree or health professional degree-PhD at the time of award implementation. The health professional degree must be in a regulated health profession such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, nursing or rehabilitative sciences. The health professional degree must require at least a Bachelor’s degree and be eligible for licensure in Canada.
    • Have completed all Canadian clinical requirements, be licensable in Alberta, and must have a practice permit and/or licence to work as a health care professional in Alberta at the time of award implementation.

Are you an individual whose research project involves chronic diseases, healthier lifestyle choices and other factors known to be related to cancer? You may be interested in the cancer prevention funding opportunity through ACPLF. Successful students will receive an additional $500 per year incentive to their research allowance. Find out more.

AIHS will consider supporting Clinician Fellowship recipients for training outside of Alberta from Canadian citizens or permanent residents with:

    • Justification for the need or opportunity that the training presents relative to the career plans of the individual;
    • Strong institutional support at an Alberta-based institution (eg. Faculty Dean, CEO of a hospital, or medical officer of a health region) as demonstrated by an interest in the Fellow’s future recruitment back to the province.

How do I apply?

Important: Please review the AIHS Training and Early Career Development Clinician Researcher Training Stream Program Guide before applying.

What is the review process?

All applications undergo a rigorous review process by a committee whose membership is both interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral. Applicants for the Clinician Fellowship will be evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Relevant work and/or research experience
    • Career development plans
    • Supervisory team, research and mentorship environment
    • Research proposal
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For more information:
Nicole Tjepkema, Officer, Industry & Technology Initiatives
(780) 429-6891

Carolina Koutras, PhD, Program Manager, Training & Early Career Development
(780) 306-1329