2019 CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program

A crucial part of Canadian Frailty Network’s mandate is to develop the next generation of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) – the scientists and educators, clinicians, and health and social services professionals that will improve care for older adults living with frailty. The CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program goes beyond traditional academic and clinical training opportunities by offering enriched experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Pre-application Intent to Apply was due November 13, 2018. Only those who submitted their Intent to Apply and received a CFN file number can submit full application packages by the deadline of December 11, 2018 at 12 noon ET.  Before submitting a full application, review the Program Guidelines and the Application Instructions. You may also wish to consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Overview-of-Deliverables-Roles-Responsibilities, and the Overview of Supervisory Role documents.

About the 2019 competition

Funding: Fellowship terms for the 2019-20 competition are 12 months. CFN contributes a maximum of 50% of the Fellowship funding and each Fellow must have a confirmed partner that has agreed to provide at least matching funds in cash. All funding is paid as Fellow stipends only. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

NEW:  ATTENTION McMASTER TRAINEES: If you are hoping to apply but do not have a source of matching funds, please submit your application anyway.  Arrangements have been made by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) that McMaster applicants who are highly ranked and aligned with the missions of CFN and MIRA, but do not have a source of matching funds, will be automatically considered for matching funds from MIRA. Ideally applicants have alternative sources of matching funds because the MIRA funds are limited and not all applicants may be supported, however, MIRA encourages you to apply even without matching funds so that as many McMaster trainees as possible may benefit from this opportunity.

IFP Funding Table 2019

Eligibility: The Fellowship Competition is open to current graduate and PhD students, post-docs & working professionals. 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. For full details, consult the Program Guidelines.

Competition Requirements: Only students who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by the deadline (November 13, 2018) are eligible to submit a full application package (due December 11, 2018).

2019 Full Application Package elements are: 

  1. Application Form — online
  2. Applicant’s CV — to be uploaded online
  3. Required signatures form — download and upload completed form online
  4. Endorsement form from proposed Fellowship Supervisor — download and upload completed form online
  5. Professional References form (2 required) — download and upload completed form online
  6. Partner Letters of Support — to be uploaded online
  7. Transcripts for all post-secondary and clinical/medical school studies — to be mailed directly to CFN by institutions

Further information


(613) 533-6000, x 79331