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2017 CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program

This competition is now closed.

Meet the 2017 Interdisciplinary Fellowship recipients!

About the 2017 competition

The CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program goes beyond traditional academic and clinical training opportunities by offering enriched experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration.

CFN will contribute a maximum of 50% of the Fellowship funding and applicants must confirm within their application a partner that has agreed to provide at least matching funds in cash. All funding must be paid as Fellow stipends only. 

The number of fellowships will be determined by the quality of the applicants and the number of applicants received per fellowship level.

Funding levels are:

  CFN Funding Partner Funding Total Funding
Master's student level $12,500 $12,500 $25,000
PhD student level $17,500 $17,500 $35,000
Postdoctoral or working professional level $25,000 $25,000 $50,000


Individuals from any discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty. Eligibility requirements are fully outlined in the Program Guidelines.

Deadlines for 2017 Competition

Only those applicants that submitted their Intent to Apply online by 12 noon ET on Monday, May 15, 2017 were eligible to later submit for consideration a full application package.

Full Application packages were due by 12 noon ET on Friday, June 2, 2017, only from those that registered Intent to Apply.

Application process

Please note: The application process has changed for this year's competition. Please review the Application Instructions carefully before submitting your Intent to Apply and full Application Package.

Eligibility and requirements are outlined in the Program Guidelines.

Specific deliverables are outlined in the Overview of Deliverables, Roles and Responsibilities and Supervisory Role Overview.

The full Application Package consists:

  1. Application Form -- online beginning May 17
  2. Applicant’s CV -- to be uploaded online beginning May 17
  3. Required signatures form
  4. Endorsement form from proposed Fellowship Supervisor
  5. Professional References form (2 required)
  6. Partner Letters of Support
  7. Transcripts for all post-secondary and clinical/medical school studies

Further information

Address your questions and information requests to CFN  at