International exchange award competition

Current deadline for applications: 23 May 2019

Through funding provided by the Rick Hansen Foundation in support of the Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership, ICORD is accepting applications from international distinguished trainees and scholars for the following programs:

  1. ICORD Visiting Trainee program
  2. ICORD Visiting Scholar (scientist/clinician) program

ICORD Visiting Trainee program

  • This program will support a trainee visit to ICORD (up to $7,500 CAD).
  • Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries, according to financial need.
  • Partial support for the trainee’s salary, travel, and living expenses must be provided by the host ICORD PI(s).
  • The visit to ICORD must start within one year of the date of offer.
  • Funding will be distributed following the review of applications submitted to the ICORD Adjudication Committee. Results will be announced one month after the deadlines.
  • The total amount of each award will be determined by the availability of funding, and by additional support provided by the host supervisor.
  • A final report is required to be submitted within 90 days of completion of project.

ICORD Visiting Scholar (scientist/clinician) program

  • This program will support visiting scholars to ICORD (up to $15,000 CAD).
  • Priority will be given to scholars visiting from outside of Canada.
  • Established (tenure-track faculty or equivalent) discovery scientists, clinical researchers, or clinicians are eligible to apply.
  • The duration of the visit is expected to be one to three months.
  • It is expected that in addition to a research project at a chosen laboratory, the visiting scholar will be also be involved in teaching/research seminars and meeting with ICORD trainees.
  • The visit must commence within 1 year of the date of offer.
  • A final report is required to be submitted within 90 days of completion of project.

For more information about the international programs, please contact Dr. Lowell McPhail, ICORD Managing Director (1-604-675-8811 / email).

How to apply

Download and complete this form. Send it, along with the required attachments, to the ICORD administration office by email. You should receive a confirmation by email within two business days of receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Dr. McPhail.