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Fellowship Program

CanNRT welcomes applications from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows training in universities across Canada who are conducting research in neurodevelopment and associated conditions.


Benefits of the CanNRT Fellowship:

CanNRT empowers learners to become change agents in science and in other sectors where critical capacity is needed. 


Successful candidates may enroll for up to three years and benefit from capacity building opportunities tailored to their needs and interests, including:

  • Entry award: The CanNRT Fellowship comes with an enrollment award valued at $20,000-48,000  CAD depending on career stage. The one-year award can be held during any period of enrolment.

  • Annual Summer School: An immersive one-week intensive learning and interactive environment bringing together all Fellows with mentors from diverse sectors and disciplines.

  • Training Passport: Flexible support to maximize engagement in activities tailored for each Fellow’s career development. Fellows will receive up to $2,000 CAD per year for their choice of activities, including but not limited to attending conferences and training opportunities, and organizing trainee-led workshops.

  • Networking Opportunities: CanNRT Fellows will have numerous opportunities to come together with faculty and members to mingle and discuss their research at various annual networking events organized at major conferences (e.g. INSAR, CAN, SfN). 



To apply for this program, applicants must:

  • be Canadian or foreign trainees enrolled in a Canadian university as graduate students (Masters or PhD level), or as Postdoctoral or Clinical Fellows at the start of the fellowship;

  • conduct research relevant for neurodevelopment and associated conditions, e.g., genetics, cellular and animal models, cognition, neuroscience, intervention. Multidisciplinary, innovative and translational research is encouraged;

  • participate and contribute to CanNRT activities;

  • be CanNRT members. The applicant’s supervisor and co-supervisor(s) must also be members. (To become a CanNRT member, please click here)


Key dates: The 2024 Competition is now closed. Stay tuned for next year's dates. 

  • Request for Applications launch: September 1, 2023

  • Application deadline: November 8, 2023, 5 pm (ET)

  • Announcement of results: March 2024 (all applicants will receive a notice of decision by email)

  • Inaugural 2024 Fellows’ Welcome Information Session: Spring 2024 

  • Start of the program: August 19, 2024 at the Annual Summer School (attendance at the Annual Summer School is required for all successful candidates)


Contact us for more information about the CanNRT Fellowship Program 

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