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Postgraduate Fellowships in Health Innovation

Alberta Innovates supports health-related research capacity development to contribute to an innovation-driven economy in the Province.

Alberta Innovates’ Postgraduate Fellowships combine research training stipends with mentorship and career development allowances to better position emerging talent for high-impact careers in Alberta’s health research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem.

The stipend component of the Postgraduate Fellowship is intended to help attract top-tier Trainees to post-secondary institutions in Alberta, while protecting time for full immersion in the research training environment. Yet careers in R&I also involve considerable uncertainty and serendipity. Cultivating networks beyond one’s immediate field of study and complementing research skills with other professional competencies are key strategies for resiliency and success. Alberta Innovates also offers Postgraduate Fellowships holder’s annual allowances to implement broader career development plans. These plans must include engagement with mentors outside of one’s research supervisory committee that can provide advice, learning opportunities, and connections in the health R&I ecosystem (see application instructions for more details).

The total funding available for this competition is dependent on budget approval by the Government of Alberta (anticipated to be late Fall 2019).


How the Postgraduate Fellowship Program Works


$50,000 per year research training stipend and a career development allowance ($5,000 annually) for a maximum of 36 months.


  • Increase the competitiveness of Alberta as a training destination for top-tier talent;
  • Complement traditional scholarly training with the development of professional competencies and networks that will help trainees identify and secure relevant opportunities in the health R&I ecosystem;
  • Increase connections between Trainees, experienced professionals, and receptor organizations in the Province.

Who can Apply?

Postgraduate Fellowships are open to Individuals who:

  • Will have completed a PhD at the time of award implementation.
  • Have accepted or currently hold a post-doctoral appointment at a post-secondary institution in Alberta.

Key Documents & Forms

Results & Announcements

Program Contact Information

Name: Kathy Morrison
Title: Senior Coordinator, Grants Processing
Phone: 780-429-7655