2020 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).

About the 2020 competition

Funding: Fellowship terms for the 2020 competition are 12 months. CFN contributes a maximum of 50% of the Fellowship funding and each Fellow must have had a confirmed partner that agreed to provide at least matching funds in cash. All funding is paid as Fellow stipends only and the funding levels are as follows:

CFN Funding

Partner Funding

Total Funding

Master’s level student $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

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.

Competition Requirements: Only individuals who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by the deadline (November 4, 2019 at 12 noon ET) are eligible to submit full Application Packages (by December 16, 2019 at 12 noon ET). Eligibility and requirements are outlined in the Program Guidelines and applicants are advised to read them and the Application Instructions before applying.

Click here to submit your 2020 IFP Pre-Application Intent to Apply

2020 Full Application Packages consist of (see Application Instructions for more details):

  1. Application Form
  2. Applicant’s CV
  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

Supplementary Documents:

Overview of Supervisory Role
Overview of Deliverables, Roles and Responsibilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact training@cfn-nce.ca for further information.