Health Training and Early Career Development Streams

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The health sector is a major contributor to well-being and economic prosperity. With an emphasis on advancing scientific knowledge and translating it into more effective treatments, services, and solutions, health sector performance is dependent on highly skilled people.

To enhance the recruitment, development and retention of the province’s next generation of research and innovation leaders, we have a portfolio of Training and Early Career Development programs.

Funding Opportunities

SPOR Graduate Studentships

Jointly funded by Alberta Innovates and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Graduate Studentship provides opportunities for individuals enrolled in a thesis-based Master’s or PhD program at an Alberta university to undertake patient-oriented health-related research.

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Previous Funding Opportunities

Please note that Alberta Innovates is amalgamating its general graduate student programming. Check out the Graduate Student Scholarships page for details and updates

Graduate Studentships in Health Innovation

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

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Postgraduate Fellowships in Health Innovation

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

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Currently Funded Trainees

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