Graduate or Post Graduate Interdisciplinary Health Research Awards

Six awards are available in the amount of $30,000 each for one year of research support.  Funds will be awarded to a developing researcher who is or will be participating on an interdisciplinary research team and who demonstrates their potential to succeed in interdisciplinary research.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program in a Faculty of Medicine or Faculty of Pharmacy.
  • Applicants must be currently or soon to be participating on an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of support from the Dean of the Faculty expressing the applicant’s capabilities and desire to become a leader in interdisciplinary research.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record and interest in pursuing a career in interdisciplinary health research.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident with the intention to work professionally in Canada.

Application Process

Application packages must be submitted by October 17th, 2014 to the HRF Executive Director.  A check list of application requirements and an application form is provided and must be submitted on or before the deadline.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated by the HRF Scientific Advisory Council before December 1, 2014.  Final decisions on award recipients are made by the HRF Board of Directors based on the ranking performed by the Scientific Advisory Council. The successful researchers will be notified of their success before February 27, 2015.  Location of the project may be considered to ensure a distribution of funds to researchers in multiple provinces.

Use of Funds

The $30,000 stipend will be used solely for one year of salary support to conduct interdisciplinary research.

Terms and Conditions of Funding

  • Selected researchers must submit a testimonial regarding the importance of the funding received or participate in other marketing activities which may be displayed on the HRF website.
  • Selected researchers must provide a statement of progress after completion of the one year of funding.


Program Announcement May 15, 2014
Call for Applications September 1, 2014
Application Deadline    October 17, 2014
Peer Review Process October 17, 2014 - December 1, 2014
Award Notification   Peer review in progress, anticipated date February 27, 2015