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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

Further information on the Clinical Fellowship, Observership and Elective Programs can be found here.

Research Fellows

The Labatt Family Heart Centre offers one to two year funded research fellowships.  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.

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 July 31, 2019.  Fellowships will commence on July 1, 2020.   Completed applications are submitted online.  The link to the application will be available starting February 1, 2019. 

Additional paid and unpaid 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.



Volunteer Positions:  Please contact Volunteer Resources for more information.