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Open to current graduate & PhD students, post-docs & working professionals

2018 CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program

About the 2018 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. 

In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). Up to two fellows from New Brunswick (NB) will be funded under the terms of the collaboration, with NBHRF as the matching fund partner for NB applicants.

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 2018 Competition

Only applicants that submitted their Intent to Apply by the deadline of Monday, January 29, 2018 and received a CFN file number are eligible to submit a full application package. Full Application packages are due by 12 noon ET on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

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 January 31, 2018
  2. Applicant’s CV -- to be uploaded online beginning January 31, 2018
  3. Required signatures form -- submit by email
  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 or by phone at 613-533-6000 ext. 79331.