CIHR Fellowship

Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

Stipend

The annual stipend level for:

  • Trainees with a PhD degree is $40,000 per annum.
  • Health Professionals who hold licensure (full or educational) in Canada and have less than 2 years of research or clinical training experience is $40,000 per annum. Upon completion of two years of postgraduate research training, the awardee may be eligible to receive a stipend increase to the higher level.
  • Health Professionals who hold licensure (full or educational) in Canada and have two or more years of research or clinical training experience is $50,000 per annum.
  • Health professionals who do not hold licensure in Canada is $21,000 per annum. Upon completion of two years of postgraduate research training, the stipend may increase to $40,000 per annum.

For awards physically held outside Canada, $5,000 is added to the annual stipend.

Research allowance: $5,000 per annum.

Duration of Support

The maximum duration of support, taking into account all federal funding held, will depend on the degree(s) held by the applicant. For holders of a:

  • PhD degree, or PhD and health professional degrees, the maximum period of support is three (3) years.
  • Health professional degree who are not requesting support to pursue a graduate degree, the maximum period of support is four (4) years.
  • Health professional degree who are requesting support to pursue a graduate degree, the maximum period of support to complete the degree is five (5) years.

Note: Health Professionals who receive funding through this program to pursue a graduate degree must terminate their award upon completion of the degree. Applicants must submit a new application to be considered under this program as PhD holders.

Agency Name: 
CIHR
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
The awards consist of a stipend and a research allowance and are valued in Canadian dollars. It is anticipated that approximately $21 million over five years will be available through this competition. The maximum amount awarded for a single award is up to $60,000 per annum for up to 5 years. The value and duration of each award is determined by the degree(s) held, licensure (where applicable), location of tenure and experience of the applicant.
Grant Location: 
External
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, October 23, 2017
Grant Type: 
Research
Grant Area: 
Health
Grant Eligibility: 
Postdoc