Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program
Given the complex nature of their care, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary to address the needs of frail elderly individuals, as well as the needs of their families and caregivers.The CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program (IFP) provides a unique learning experience to Fellow trainees and adapts an experiential learning approach that:
- Develops expertise on frailty and late life issues
- Builds deeper understanding of interdisciplinary perspectives and collaborative practice
- Develops skills that are adapted to professional settings
CFN seeks applicants from a wide variety of disciplines to facilitate a well-rounded interdisciplinary experience for all Fellows. In addition to working with supervisors within their disciplines, Fellows interact closely with mentors from complementary disciplines and most importantly, with patients, families and their support systems.
CFN provides financial support for Fellow trainee’s existing academic work. Fellows may be graduate/doctoral/post-doctoral students or graduates, residents, fellows or working professionals, and will have relevant employment or life experience and the academic/other skills necessary to complete the rigorous fellowship requirements. Preference is given to applicants that have demonstrated current or prior personal or professional interest in aging and/or the seriously ill elderly through pursuing aging-related courses or specializations, or relevant work, community service or leadership experience.
Click here to see all of our Fellows and Supervisors by Host Institution.
CFN's fourth competition expanded the number of Fellows admitted to the IFP to 20. For this cohort, the Fellowship term will be one year and new Fellows will integrate with existing online collaborative project teams. Click here to see our new Fellows or learn more about this competition.
CFN's third competition targeted specific disciplines aimed at providing a well-rounded interdisciplinary experience for all Fellows. For this cohort, the Fellowship term was 14 months and the Fellows joined existing online collaborative project teams. Click here to see tye 2015 Fellows or learn more about this competition.
8 Fellows were funded in the 2014 Spring cohort. For a list of Fellows in the cohort, please click here. (Récipiendaires d’une bourse de recherche interdisciplinaire CFN 2014.) If you would like to review the documents used in the 2014 Spring competition, please click here.
8 Fellows were funded in a fall cohort. For a list of Fellows in the cohort, please click here. (Récipiendaires d’une bourse de recherche interdisciplinaire CFN 2013)