Fellowship Opportunities

The IMPART program is in its final year and is no longer accepting applications for fellowships.

However, watch this space for our new website coming Fall 2015. It will share an open access online course, videos and loads of free resources. In the meantime, you can check out our new book,Transforming Addiction: gender, trauma, transdisciplinarity published by Routledge.

    The IMPART research training program provides research training awards to highly qualified individuals pursuing a career in addictions research with a particular focus on sex/gender, women and addictions (and intersections with mental health, violence and trauma). Awards consist of a time-limited stipend and a research/travel allowance for graduate students studying at the Master's and Doctoral level, and for Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinician Researchers.

    This innovative, multidisciplinary program is designed to equip health researchers from across disciplines, sectors and settings to conduct sex- and gender-based analyses in addictions research with a focus on the intersections of addictions with violence, trauma and mental health.

    To be considered for an IMPART Fellowship, you must demonstrate a career trajectory related to addictions and gender. This includes:

    • a passion for the advancement and integration of knowledge, practice and policy in the area of gender, women and addictions
    • previous research experience in gender, women and addictions
    • an interest in the intersections of violence, trauma and mental health with addictions
    • recent employment experience in research, programs, services or policy related to gender, women and addictions
    • scholarly publications (this applies to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)
    • content expertise in some aspect of gender, women and addictions
    • a commitment to advancing research in relation to addictions

    Applicants from a range of biomedical, behavioural medicine, clinical psychology, sociology, nursing and social science disciplines are encouraged to apply for a training fellowship from IMPART.

    Following CIHR recommended guidelines, IMPART offers four research trainee awards:

    • Masters Level
    • PhD Level
    • Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Clinician Researcher
    Category Requirements Duration Amount
    Masters Students enrolled in a Masters program in neuroscience, health, behavioural or a social science discipline at an accredited Canadian university maximum of 1 year $18,000 per year
    PhD Students enrolled in the first or second year of a PhD program in neuroscience, health, behavioural or a social science discipline at an accredited Canadian university maximum of 2 years $21,000 per year
    Postdoctoral Fellows have a PhD in neuroscience, health, behavioural or a social science discipline from an accredited university maximum of 1 year $40,000 per year
    Clinician Researchers are currently affiliated with a health or social services agency or institution maximum of 1 year individual contracts are developed

    IMPART Fellowship holders are also eligible for a travel stipend. These funds provide financial support to a maximum of $2,000 per fellowship trainee. Travel must be for conference or workshop attendance at which the trainee is presenting on their IMPART research project or gaining advanced training specifically relevant to their IMPART research project.

    IMPART Affiliates

    IMPART also has an Affiliate Trainee category for IMPART alumni and for students/professionals currently working in addictions who wish to learn more about addictions research but who do not apply for and receive a training stipend from IMPART.

Fellowship Applications [top]

The IMPART Application consists of the following documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Letter of Intent: Four (4) pages maximum
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Transcripts: One official copy of each transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  5. Three (3) reference letters

Complete instructions for preparing all relevant documents are provided in the IMPART Fellowship Application on our Forms page.


  • to start IMPART in September 2014, the application deadline is June 1, 2014


  • For all Masters and Doctoral applicants, IMPART Fellowship awards are contingent upon formal acceptance in a relevant graduate program at a Canadian university.
  • For Postdoctoral Fellows IMPART Fellowship awards are contingent upon completion of a PhD.
  • For Clinician Researchers IMPART Fellowship awards are contingent upon successful negotiation of research/training time with employer.

All applications must be submitted to:

IMPART Director
E311–4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Phone: 604–875–2424, ext. 6494
Fax: 604–875–3716

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