Annually, CanHepC extends fellowships to provide transdisciplinary training and stipend support to both Canadian and foreign individuals involved in hepatitis C research, who are university graduates at various stages of their academic and professional career. This program and the stipends it provides are meant to further trainees' knowledge and understanding of hepatitis C.
Two type of fellowships are offered:
- Trainee fellowship for MSc, PhD, Postdoc, MD – deadline November 30th 2016 at 11:59 ET
- Summer student fellowships – deadline April 1st 2017
Please carefully read the criteria for each type of applicants below before you apply. If you have any questions please contact Norma Choucha.
- PhD students and post-doctoral trainees must be able to commit two years (minimum) to the program. They should not be beyond their third year of training on July 1st, 2017
- MSc and PhD trainees must be a full-time student for their duration in the program.
- Must be registered or must have the intent to register in a recognized graduate program the same year where the application has been accepted by the research training program.
- Must be supervised or co-supervised by a CanHepC mentor:
- Each mentor can only have 2 trainees in the program at any time. Communicate with your proposed mentor to make sure they have the space for you. Under exceptional conditions, a third trainee could be accepted under co-supervision.
- A mentor is a PI who is a co-applicant on the CanHepC CIHR funded grant and holds an academic appointment that allows him/her to accept and supervise trainees. Please consult the Directory on the Member’s page to know who the CanHepC mentors are.
- Trainees admitted into the program are expected to take part in a variety of activities. See the Training Curriculum page.
Please read the Award Guide before you apply.
How to apply
Applications for trainee fellowships MUST be made online via the apply button below. You will be ask to complete the online form providing all the necessary information and to upload a certain number of documents (see the list below). Please note ONLY PDF documents can be uploaded, please convert your documents in pdf beforehand.
- Application form - to complete online via the apply button below
- Letter from the mentor - pdf to upload
- Two (2) reference forms and letters of support - pdfs to upload
- Canadian Common CV - CIHR format pdf to upload
- University Transcripts (not required for Postdocs) - pdfs to upload
- Proof of enrolment at University - pdf to upload
- Supervisor CCV - pdf to upload
- Foreign trainees must submit documentation indicating permission to study and perform research within Canada prior to the award start date (July 1st) - pdfs to upload
- Interested summer students must, at a minimum, be pursuing a Canadian baccalaureate degree with some relevance to Hepatitis C (e.g. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences, etc.).
- Every summer student must be supervised by a CanHepC mentor. Please contact the mentor(s) you are interested in working with directly. Please consult the Directory on the Member’s page to know who the CanHepC mentors are.
How to apply
Applications for summer student fellowships MUST be made via the apply button below. You will be ask to complete the online form providing all the necessary information and to upload a certain number of documents (see the list below). Please note ONLY PDF documents can be uploaded, please convert your documents in pdf beforehand.
- Application Form - to be completed online via the apply button below
- A letter of support from the proposed mentor with a description of the project and how it fits in the mentor's research program - pdf to upload
- Transcript - pdf to upload
- CV - pdf to upload
Additional information for summer students
- During their time with the CanHepC (usually 2-4 months), summer students work closely with one of the mentors of the program. They will arrange to work on a small project.
- Summer students receive $4,500. The money is sent directly to the student's mentor who then redistributes it to the student.
- Upon completion of the program, the students must submit a short report discussing their project, its implications regarding hepatitis C research, and how the experience affected them personally.