Health Research Training at CIHR
Developing the next generation of leaders within and beyond the health research enterprise
Health research training is a core priority for CIHR, and our investments in this area have allowed us to contribute to the development of highly qualified personnel to strengthen the health research enterprise and the Canadian economy.
Over the last 10 years, CIHR has invested approximately $1.8B, over 18% of its budget, to support masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral trainees either directly through our various award programs or indirectly through stipends paid from grants.
CIHR defines successful research training outcomes as the development of scientific, professional, and organizational leaders within and beyond the health research enterprise. We are actively working to achieve this vision by staying abreast of training best practices and innovations, and integrating these into initiatives, programs, policies, and other activities.
Success in research training requires collaboration of all training stakeholders, of which CIHR is only one of many players. We look forward to continuing to work with trainees, researchers/mentors, academic institutions, other funders, employers, and others to learn from and coordinate our efforts toward the betterment of the health research enterprise.
Read about and apply for CIHR and tri-agency award programs and health research training-related initiatives.
CIHR's "Career Hub" has tools and resources to enhance your career prospects in diverse fields, and to learn mentoring best practices.
Read about the strategies and policies that explain CIHR's commitments to supporting and enhancing training in the health research enterprise.
Learn about various groups supporting health research training in Canada and who CIHR is working with to ensure that Canada is developing the next generation of leaders.
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