Training Opportunities
The IMPART research training program provides research training awards to highly qualified individuals pursuing a research career in addictions research with a particular focus on gender, women and addictions. Awards consist of a time-limited stipend and a research/travel allowance for graduate students studying at the Masters and Doctoral level; and for Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinician Researchers.

This innovative, multidisciplinary research training program is designed to equip health researchers from across disciplines, sectors and settings to conduct gender- and sex-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 post doctoral 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, behavioral 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 $2,500 per fellowship trainee.  You can download the IMPART Travel Funding Policy here (Word icon DOC 173KB).
IMPART Associates
IMPART also has an Associate category for 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.

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This page was last updated on April 12, 2010.

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