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Centre for Brain & Mental Health

The Integrative Research Training Fellowship Program

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health (C-BMH) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from SickKids Research Fellows for our internal 2016 Integrative Research Training Fellowship competition! **

Program Overview

The Integrative Research Training Fellowship Program is a strategic initiative of the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health (C-BMH), which provides advanced fellows with a comprehensive research training opportunity in a new discipline that enhances and supplements their prior training and professional background.

This competition is restricted to internal, SickKids Research Fellows only.

Fellows MUST cross brain and/or mental health related disciplines in order to be considered for an Integrative Research Training Fellowship.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

• Neurologist or neurosurgeon training in a psychology lab;

• PhD Social Worker training in psychiatry;

• Neuroscientist training in a brain imaging lab or psychiatry.

Program Goals

To develop a synergy between the applicant’s research goals and the skills and knowledge that can be obtained through the fellowship.

To increase inter-disciplinary and inter-professional capacity (i.e. specialized training and skill growth for already highly skilled professionals) within the Centre for Brain & Mental Health.

To advance innovation in science by bringing together supervisors and trainees from complimentary disciplines to address novel research questions.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship provides research funding to pursue 2 years of research training for individuals who have already obtained:

  1. a PhD
  2. a medical degree; or
  3. a PhD and nursing or health professional degree

Fellows must be conducting full-time research for the entire fellowship period and at least one co-supervisor must have a full-time faculty appointment at SickKids. Fellows and supervisors must be registered as C-BMH members in order to be considered for the award. Member registration forms can be found online using the following link: 
https://surveys.sickkids.ca/surveys/?s=H4WCYC3JJT **

Application Process

The Integrative Research Training Fellowship is being administrated through the Research Training Competition (Restracomp) 2016 Application Process.

The Restracomp Deadline is Friday October 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

To learn more about the Restracomp application process and to obtain an application package visit: http://my.sickkids.ca/research/research-training-centre/Pages/Restracomp.aspx **

Restracomp will administrate the initial evaluation of applications and competitive applicants will be forwarded for final adjudication by the Centre’s Education Committee. Interested applicants must self-identify and apply through the appropriate Restracomp category. Fellowship commencement date will be January 1, 2017, at the earliest.

Applicants must also submit a Letter of Intent (no longer than one page), clearly outlining how his or her proposed fellowship training exemplifies the goal of the C-BMH’s Integrative Research Training Fellowship. 

Letters must be submitted to Anna Gross, Program Manager, Centre for Brain & Mental Health at: anna.gross@sickkids.ca on or before the deadline of October 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The Award

The successful applicant(s) will receive a funding award amount that is in line with the Restracomp compensation scale, with the potential for a top-up of funds from the supervisor/supervising service, and at their discretion.

A maximum of two research fellows will be selected for the C-BMH’s Integrative Research Training Fellowship ** .

For C-BMH related questions, please contact Anna Gross, Program Manager: anna.gross@sickkids.ca

For Restracomp process related questions, please contact Melissa Dalgleish, RTC Program Coordinator: melissa.dalgleish@sickkids.ca

Disclaimer: These links can only be accessed by internal SickKids staff **