Requests for Applications

2022 Fellowship Opportunity for Graduate Students (Masters & Ph.D.), Postdoctoral Researchers and Clinical Fellows in Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Since 2018, the Quebec Autism Research Training (QART) Program has supported the next generation of researchers and other professionals in autism and related conditions through innovative approaches to promote excellence in research and care in Quebec, and more recently across Canada. The QART program supports more than 50 Fellows with diverse backgrounds from eight universities across Quebec and Canada through fellowships, training opportunities and career development support.

Ahead of the formal launch of a new research training platform in summer 2022, we are now welcoming applications from graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and clinical fellows training in universities across Canada who are conducting research in neurodevelopmental conditions for the 2022 Fellowship. Successful candidates will be invited to enrol in the training program for up to three years and will benefit from an array of capacity building opportunities, including:

  • Entry award valued at $20,000-48,000 depending on career stage. The one-year award can be held during any period of enrolment (up to 3 years; starting September 1st or January 1st). Applicants who hold a competitive federal or provincial fellowship are encouraged to apply but must decline the entry award if their external award period coincides with the 3-year term of this program.
  • Annual Summer School: An immersive one-week intensive learning and interactive environment bringing together all Fellows with mentors from diverse sectors and disciplines. Acceptance into the program is conditional on attending the Annual Summer School. The 2022 Summer School will be held virtually August 22-26, 2022.


To apply for this program, applicants must:

  • Be Canadian or foreign trainees enrolled in a Canadian university at the Master’s, Doctoral, or Postdoctoral level at the start of the fellowship.
  • Conduct research relevant for neurodevelopmental conditions, e.g., genetics, cellular and animal models, cognition, neuroscience, intervention. Multidisciplinary, innovative and translational research is encouraged.


Applications are evaluated using CIHR criteria and weighting.


Applications may be submitted in English or French. See application form for more details.

Key dates:

  • Request for Applications launch: March 1, 2022
  • Application deadline: April 11, 2022, 5 pm (EDT)
  • Announcement of results: Summer 2022 (Date TBD; all applicants will receive a notice of decision by email)
  • Start of the program: August 22, 2022 at the Annual Summer School (attendance at the Annual Summer School is required for all successful candidates)


Please contact us if you have any questions.