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Labatt Family Heart Centre
Labatt Family Heart Centre

Training opportunities

Fellows | Students | Volunteers

The Labatt Family Heart Centre offers various training opportunities to Fellows, Researchers and Students. The SickKids Research Training Centre provides additional funding opportunities for trainees. Please visit the Research Training Centre for additional information.


Clinical Fellows

Learn more about the Clinical Fellowship, Observership and Elective Programs.

Research Fellows

The Labatt Family Heart Centre offers one to two year funded research fellowships for 55K/year. Fellowships commence July 1 and the focus is to enhance cardiology research (basic, clinical, translational) among trainees and develop a career in the field of cardiology.

Heart Centre fellowship funding applications for start date of July 1, 2021 are due on June 15, 2020. Please submit completed applications to Christine Kerr (christine.kerr@sickkids.ca) by the deadline.

This year, fellowship funds are available to those completing research fellowships in the areas of general cardiology, as well as areas specific to cardiovascular science and heart failure.

Applicants may apply using the Heart Centre Fellowship Funding Application

The applicants supervising PI must also complete the PI Attestation form to indicate source of top up funding, and this must be sent to Christine Kerr by June 15, 2020.

Qualifications of Applicants

Candidates must possess an MD or PhD (or equivalent degree in a cardiac related field and be within 5 years from completion of their degree. Candidates must demonstrate at least 75 per cent protected research time.  Candidates must submit the application along with the project description and an updated CV as part of the application process.


Candidates must identify a supervisor with expertise in cardiology research at SickKids.  

Supervisors will need to provide a 1 - 2 page letter of support that describes:

    • The mentorship plan
    • Assures protected research time
    • Demonstrates availability of funding for trainee salary supplement where applicable and for the research project.

Selection Process

Applications must be received by our office on or prior to June 15, 2020.  Fellowships will commence on July 1, 2021.   

Additional paid research fellowships are available on a case by case basis.  Candidates must identify and contact a supervisor who agrees to oversee your project during your research term.     



Students are encouraged to review the funding opportunities within the Research Training Centre.  

Additional Research Student Positions:  Investigate the areas of research which suit your interests and contact a Principal Investigator directly.



Please contact Volunteer Resources for more information.