Institut de vieillissement des IRSC
The CIHR Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is committed to building and
strengthening Canadian health research capacity in the field of
aging and encouraging the next generation of health researchers in
aging. You might be the ideal candidate for CIHR’s programs
designed for emerging researchers in the field of aging.
- The CIHR-IA Travel Awards encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and
cross-disciplinary exposure of research on aging and seniors’ issues. These
awards offset travel costs for Masters and Doctoral students, and Postdoctoral fellows to present their work at a conference, workshop or
symposium. Please consult ResearchNet for information on the most
- CIHR’s Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards are intended to
provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a
Master's degree in a health related field at a Canadian institution. Please
consult ResearchNet for information on the most recent competition.
- CIHR’s Doctoral Research Awards are designed to provide recognition
and funding to students early in their academic research career, providing
them with an opportunity to gain research experience, and to provide a
reliable supply of highly skilled and qualified researchers. The Vanier
Canada Graduate Scholarship program was created to attract and retain
world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of
excellence in research and higher learning. Please consult ResearchNet
for information on the most recent competitions.
- CIHR’s Fellowship Awards provide support for highly qualified candidates
in all areas of health research at the post-PhD or post-health professional
degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research
either in Canada or abroad. The purpose of the Banting Postdoctoral
Fellowships program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral fellows,
both nationally and internationally, and to develop their leadership
potential and to position them for success as research leaders of
tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and
research-based growth through a research-intensive career.
Prizes and Summer Program
- The CIHR-IA Prizes of Excellence in Research on Aging recognize
excellent research conducted by the recipients of the Doctoral Research
and Fellowship Awards. These recognitions are given to the highest
ranking candidate conducting research on aging within each of the other
CIHR Research Personnel Awards competitions. No specific application is
required for this prize as winners are selected from established CIHR
programs with specific application processes.
- The CAG / CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition is a prize of $500
awarded for the best research posters at the Canadian Association on
Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, in each of the
following categories: Masters, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral fellows.
- The CIHR-IA Réjean Hébert Prize in Geriatric Research is selected in
partnership with the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS). The prize of
$1,000 is awarded for the best scientific presentation by a Medical
Resident in a core (or primary) residency training program at the CGS
Annual Scientific Meeting. No additional application is required in order
to be considered for this prize.
- The CIHR-IA hosts an annual Summer Program in Aging (SPA) designed to
offer advanced training to students and Post-doctoral fellows involved in
aging research that crosses disciplines, sectors, institutions and geography
and that addresses one or more of the CIHR Institute of Aging’s research
For additional information, visit the CIHR-IA’s students and trainees web
page at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/30793.html