The CFRI Scholars of Excellence program provides exceptional individuals an opportunity to generate an innovative and independent research program under the mentorship of world-class researchers based at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI)

The overall goal of this program is to train recent PhDs, MDs and MD-PhD graduates to conduct clinical/translation research in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment with intent to develop future leaders in child health research. The program is designed to attract new talent, and preference will be given to applicants from outside BC.

The program provides scholars with a generous stipend of $70,000/year for 3 – 5 years. In the first two years, additional funds are available for research-related expenses ($10,000/year) and travel expenses to attend conferences ($3,000/year).

Application Process

To apply download the 'Scholars of Excellence Program - Guidelines & Application Form' below and submit the completed application to reseduc@cfri.ca by December 1, 2015.


Scholars of Excellence Program  - Guidelines & Application Form
All award application forms are formatted as fillable Adobe PDF's that can be saved.

Internet Explorer: Forms will open automatically in Adobe.

Apple Safari: Forms are not compatible with browser preview, you will get a 'Please wait..' error message. To access the forms -

  • On the menu bar go to File > Export as PDF
  • Download and save the application form to your desktop
  • Open Adobe Reader on your computer 
  • Go to File > Open to select and open the application form

Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome: Forms are not compatible with browser preview, you will get a 'Please wait..' error message. To access the forms -

  • Download and save the application form to your desktop
  • Open Adobe Reader on your computer
  • Go to File > Open to select and open the application form

If you have any problems or concerns contact reseduc@cfri.ca.