Graduate and Postdoctoral Training


PDF Travel Award

4 travel awards of up to $1,000 are available from the CBR. Application-based, abstract NOT required. Deadline for application is December 1.
Download CBR PDF Travel Application.

PDF Transition Grant

2 Transition Grants of up to $4,000 are available from the CBR. Deadline: October 31.
Download CBR PDF Transition Application.

CBR Graduate Student Award

Graduate Student Awards of $5,000 are available to graduate students under the supervision of a CBR PI. Deadline for application is June 30 with program beginning September 7.

Download application here: CBR Graduate Student Award.

Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Award

In memory of Neil Mackenzie, a late postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Bromme lab, every year CBR will recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to mentorship and the development of others. If you would like to nominate a mentor, fill out this form: Mackenzie Mentorship Award Nomination. Nominations are due August 5. The winner will be presented at the CBR Research Day on August 19.

Supervision Opportunity for PDFs

CBR is offering 10 summer studentships to undergraduate students, available for PDF’s to supervise in the lab, with PI’s permission. Application deadline is April 1.

Download application here: CBR PDF Summer Student Application

Applied Opportunities

Knowledge Translation (KT) Committee  Member sign up

A group of CBR members spanning all levels from research associates to undergraduates, interested in science writing meets monthly to develop blog-style ideas for the CBR News stream. As a member, you will contribute one article per month to the CBR website, sharpen your science translation skills and will develop your own areas of interest.

The Committee releases a new article every Thursday, they send out a monthly newsletter, and produce a Quarterly booklet for every CBR Symposium. The content is widely read by the CBR community, CBR funders and supporters, such as the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and patients.

Health and Wellness Committee

The CBR has established a Health and Wellness Committee to develop and run events for the CBR community that improve the CBR members’ all-around well-being: social, physical and mental. The events include but are not limited to: social outings, sports, outdoor activities, and family-friendly events. If you are interested in organizing events and meeting fellow CBR members, email to join us!

CBR Outreach “Blood Labs”

A program aimed to develop teaching skills and to bring science to the local high schools. As part of the team, you can deliver one of the four labs, or develop your own curriculum on a blood-related topic. The schedule is flexible and is determined together with the school. Most members deliver between 1 and 2 labs per semester. Email to sign up.


CBR Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates have an opportunity to chair various graduate student groups: journal clubs, writing groups, research presentations and others, to get experience facilitating, chairing and leading groups. There are also opportunities for one on one mentorship for both PDFs and graduate students. Please email if interested.