Trainee Funding

Meakins-Christie Laboratories LogoCurrent Meakins Studentship and Fellowship Competitions

The Meakins-Christie Laboratories offers competitive Summer Studentships, Graduate (MSc/PhD) Studentships, and Postdoctoral Fellowships to current and prospective trainees. Please check back frequently for any new opportunities.

Collaborative Research Graduate (MSc/PhD) Studentship Competition: OPEN
The Meakins-Christie Laboratories will consider the provision of studentship support to meritorious candidates who are working on collaborative research projects involving at least two principal investigators. One investigator must have an appointment at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories, while the second investigator must have an appointment at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories or at the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU). Both supervisors must be recognized researchers within the Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases (RESP) Program.

Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017
2017 Meakins Christie Studentship application_form


Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition:  closed
This award provides support for full-time postdoctoral fellows or full-time PhD students. The Award will consider the provision of support to meritorious candidates, with the goals of creating new knowledge and improving our understanding of respiratory diseases. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic performance, research experience, publications, letters of recommendation, and career objectives, as well as the proposed research project.

Certain years, a collaborative research award is offered. This award was created for the enhancement of collaborative research in respiratory diseases and provides support for full-time postdoctoral fellows or full-time PhD students supervised by at least two principal investigators. (One investigator must have an appointment at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories, while the second investigator must have an appointment at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories or at RECRU. Both supervisors must be recognized researchers within the Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases (RESP) Program.)


Summer Studentship Competition: closed
The summer studentship is meant to support primarily undergraduate students to perform short summer research projects under the supervision of Meakins faculty. The award pays for part of a summer student’s stipend (up to 1500$ per month for a max of 2 months). The remainder of the stipend is expected to be covered by the supervisor. The aim of the award is to attract bright students to complete summer research projects and to hopefully encourage them to pursue graduate studies. Reviewers assess academic performance, the research proposal, and letters of recommendation.


Travel Awards: open
Travel award applications can be submitted anytime throughout the year at least 3 weeks before the expected meeting date. Please submit completed applications to Maria Makroyanni.

Meakins-Christie Laboratories Travel Award Application Form