Award Programs and Training Opportunities


The Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award recognizes a postdoctoral fellow who reflects Dr. Page’s academic excellence and his passion for life. The winner will be presented with a plaque and a prize of $2,000. At the awards ceremony (to be held virtually from 11am - 12pm on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 via ZOOM during the weekly CBR seminar series time slot), the winner will present a 40-minute summary of their career to date together with their career aspirations.

Application Deadline:  Friday October 8, 2021 at 4:30pm (please email to

Download the 2021 Michael John Page Award Nomination Form.

Transition Grants of up to $4,000 are available from the CBR to support Clinical Trainees, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Research Associates in their transition to an independent career. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Download CBR Transition Grant Application.

Travel awards of up to $500 are available from the CBR. Open to graduate students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates, and clinical trainees within a lab or clinic directed by a CBR Principal Investigator. Application-based, abstract NOT required. Deadline for application is November 30, 2020.

Download 2020 CBR Travel Award Application.

Graduate Student Awards of $7,000 are available to MSc or PhD students under the supervision of a CBR PI. Deadline for application is July 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT. Program begins in September 2021.

Download 2021-2022 CBR Graduate Student Award Application.

In memory of Dr. Neil Mackenzie, a late postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Brömme's lab, CBR will annually 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: 2021 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award Nomination Form. Nominations are due July 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT. The winner will be announced at Research Day in August.

CBR is offering summer studentships to undergraduate and medical students, available for PDFs & RAs to supervise in the lab, with their PI's permission.

Download CBR-SBME PDF/RA Summer Studentship Application.

Applied Opportunities

CBR Knowledge Translation Committee

Interested in science writing or blogging? Sharpen your science translation skills and develop your own areas of interest! As a member, you will contribute blog posts to the CBR News as your time permits. The KT Committee releases a new article every Thursday, they send out a monthly newsletter, and produce a biannual magazine 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. Learn more.

CBR Health and Wellness Committee

The CBR has established a Health and Wellness Committee to develop and run social 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. Learn more.

CBR Outreach Committee

If you like teaching, interacting with kids or think science outreach is important – this group is for you! We deliver interactive "Blood Labs" workshops on blood-related topics to the local high schools. As part of the team, you can deliver one of the three labs, or develop your own workshop 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, and many are involved in quality control and developing new labs. Learn more.


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 in facilitating, chairing and leading groups. There are also opportunities for one-on-one mentorship for both PDFs and graduate students.