Location of Tenure: The award must be held at a Canadian Academic Institution, and/or child health research institute affiliated with a Canadian University and is open to candidates who are a new investigator within the 1st 5 years of their first research academic appointment.
Talk to your Regional Leader 1st: Sixteen Canadian Pediatric Academic Centres have a Regional Leader. Please contact the Regional Leader closest to your academic institution. They should be contacted well in advance of the application deadline (45-60 days) to ensure you meet all criteria, before submitting your application. A list of our Regional leaders can be found HERE.
Timing: Candidates should be within 5 years of their first research appointment and actively pursuing a clinician researcher career as defined by CIHR. Active Regional Leaders are ineligible to apply. Any interruption in a candidate’s clinical and/or research training will be considered in determining eligibility and should be addressed within the CIHR Academic Common CV.
Active Salary Awards: Applicants who already have a multi-year salary/stipend award from a local, provincial, or national organization/institution are ineligible for this award. Please apply to the REACH Award.
Protected time: Candidates must have 50% protected research time.
Citizenship: This program is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.
Licensure: Applicants must (a) have a license to practice their clinical specialty in Canada and/or within the Province of the ENRICH Centre from which they are applying, or (b) be registered in a combined clinical and research program, in which their license will be attained upon graduation.
Degrees: Candidates may apply from any health profession and/or discipline that meets the requirements of an appropriate licensing body to practice as a child health professional in Canada. These professions include but are not limited to: medicine, surgery, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, nutrition, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, audiology, speech language pathology, sports medicine rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, optometry, chiropractic, and midwifery.