New Investigator Clinician Researcher Salary Award

These awards are intended for candidates who wish to pursue a career as a perinatal and/or child health researcher conducting research in the field of  perinatal and child health and wellbeing. Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend based on the level of training, plus access to a scientist development curriculum. Through an individualized research development plan, learners in ENRICH will enhance their skills ranging from research methods, to managing multi-site teams, to personal wellness, and other relevant topics for researchers. For a complete overview of the curriculum, please visit the curriculum tab of our website.   

These awards are intended for candidates who (1) wish to pursue a career as a perinatal and/or child health researcher, (2) are conducting research in perinatal and/or child health and wellbeing and (3) have already attained salary support at a local, provincial or national level but are still seeking advanced training. Successful candidates will gain complete access to the Enrichment Program. Through an individualized research development plan, learners in the Enrichment Program will enhance their skills ranging from research methods, to managing multi-site teams, to personal wellness, and other relevant topics for researchers. For a complete overview of the curriculum, please visit the curriculum tab of our website. For further information regarding the various training pathways please see the Training Path Summary Table.

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 1stSixteen 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.