QART Fellows

Each year, the Quebec Autism Research Training Program (QART) selects and enrolls a new group of fellows who are exceptional trainees, conducting research in autism and related conditions.

Who Can Enroll?

  • Canadian or foreign graduate students or post doctoral fellows enrolled in a Canadian university at the start of the fellowship.
  • The applicant’s research must be related to at least one of the following strategic research axes: genetics, cellular and animal models, cognition, brain development/imaging of autism or other research axes relevant to autism.
  • Applicants who currently hold a fellowship from a federal or provincial governmental organization may apply to the program to benefit from QART activities without receiving a QART fellowship. It is however possible to receive supplemental funding from other sources.

In preparation for going fully national next year, QART is pleased to welcome new fellows from across Canada:


Kyle Reid
University of Alberta


Grant Bruno
Medical Sciences, Pediatrics
University of Alberta


Nisha Vashi
Clinical Developmental Psychology
York University


Amber Young
Social Work
University of Calgary

What Our Alumni Say About QART

“There’s nothing with the scope or magnitude of QART in the UK, so for me the program was a unique opportunity to build networks within the autistic research community.”

Kirsty Ainsworth
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

QART Values Diversity of Trainees and Mentors

“I took an interest in autism research after my own diagnosis. I hope to help destigmatize autism and improve the quality of life of others on the spectrum.”

Read More About Noémie and Her Research

Noémie Cusson
2021 QART Fellow