Award Programs and Training Opportunities


The CBR Summer Studentship Program provides undergraduate and medical students with an opportunity to get hands-on research experience during the summer months and to present their research at Research Day. This program also enhances the summer students’ learning with research skills workshops, career development events, and complementary social events.

Competition for this award is now open! Applications must be submitted by March 10, 2024. Download the application form here.

Learn more about the CBR Summer Studentship Program.

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 is presented with a memorial plaque and a prize of $4,900.

Learn more about the Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award and past award recipients.

Competition for this award is closed.

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.

To submit the application or for any questions about the grant, please email Kaitlyn Chuong (

Download CBR Transition Grant Application (updated Jan 2024).

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.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2024. To submit the application or for any questions about the award, please email Kaitlyn Chuong (

Download 2024 CBR Travel Award Application.

Graduate Student Awards of $7,000 are available to MSc or PhD students under the supervision of a CBR PI. Program begins in September 2023.

Competition for this award is closed.

Download the 2023-2024 CBR Graduate Student Award (Graduate Award Program) Application.

Learn more about the CBR Graduate Award Program (GAP).

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.

Competition for this award is closed. Applications for 2024 will be available in the spring.

Learn more about the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award and past award recipients.

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.