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Quick hit: New CIHR / Health Canada science policy fellowships


An interesting development for those interested in getting more involved in the science policy world…  CIHR and Health Canada have joined forces to offer fellowships in science policy

The Science Policy Fellowships program will allow researchers at the doctoral, post-doctoral, new investigator and mid-senior investigator levels to carry out short-term policy assignments at Health Canada.

Applications for the Science Policy Fellowships Program are due on June 1, 2011 for funding starting on September 1, 2011.  There is even a YouTube video to help promote the program.

It’s really great to see such a development from the CIHR and Health Canada – it will certainly be interesting to follow the progress of the first wave of fellows.

The assignments currently being advertised are:

  1. Development of Risk Assessment and Regulatory Strategy for addressing Nanomedicine under the Food and Drugs Act
  2. Development of Technical Guidelines for Communities to Identify Heat Triggers and Thresholds
  3. Implementation of the National Strategy Against Tuberculosis for on-reserve First Nations and Inuit in Nunatsiavut
  4. Advances in eHealth Technologies: Opportunities for Patient-centred Care

More details can be found here

David Kent
Dr. David Kent is a principal investigator at the York Biomedical Research Institute at the University of York, York, UK. He trained at Western University and the University of British Columbia before spending 10 years at the University of Cambridge, UK where he ran his research group until 2019. His laboratory's research focuses on the fundamental biology of blood stem cells and how changes in their regulation lead to cancers. David has a long history of public engagement and outreach including the creation of The Black Hole in 2009.
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  1. Health / September 18, 2011 at 15:37

    thank you for sharing this. this is very good info 😉

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