IA Students and trainees

Photo: In April 2013, a group of young geriatric researchers from across Canada participated in The Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Their presence was supported by travel awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. It was a great opportunity for the students to learn about emerging issues related to seniors, and network with leading experts.

The CIHR Institute of Aging is committed to building and strengthening Canadian health research capacity in the field of aging.

Various resources are provided below to encourage the next generation of health researchers in aging. These resources include links to IA prizes, funding opportunities, potential training environments, careers, etc.

IA Awards and Prizes

  • The Age+ Prize (discontinued) recognized excellence in research on aging carried out in Canada. Awarded annually to authors of a published, scientific article on aging, the Age+ Award was aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents from all disciplines conducting research in aging.
  • Travel Awards encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and cross-disciplinary exposure of research on aging and seniors' issues. IA provides travel funds for Masters and Doctoral students, and Post-doctoral fellows to present their work at a conference, workshop or symposium.
  • The CIHR IA Prizes of Excellence in Research on Aging consist of a non-monetary prize given to the highest ranking candidate conducting research relevant to aging in the following regular CIHR Research Personnel Awards competitions: Doctoral Research, Fellowship and New Investigator Awards. No specific application is required for this prize.
  • CIHR IA Réjean Hébert Prize in Geriatric Research: This prize is awarded for the best scientific presentation by a Medical Resident in a core (or primary) residency training program at the Canadian Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting. No specific application is required for this prize.
  • CAG-IA Student Poster Competition: A prize is awarded for the best research posters at the Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting (CAG-ASEM) in each of the following categories: Masters, PhD, and Post-doctoral. Trainees must declare their intent to participate in the CAG Student Poster Competition when submitting their abstract to the CAG-ASEM.

IA Summer Program

  • The CIHR Institute of Aging annual Summer Program in Aging (SPA) is designed to offer students and post-doctoral fellows involved in aging research, and those doing post-graduate clinical training that includes a program of research in aging, an advanced research training program that crosses disciplines, sectors, institutions and geography and that addresses one or more of the CIHR Institute of Aging's priority research themes.


Useful Resources

For more information, please contact:

Associate, Strategic Initiatives
Sharon Nadeau
Tel: 613-946-1270
Fax: 613-954-1800
Email: sharon.nadeau@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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