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Training Programs

External opportunities
There are several other ways for early-career researchers to engage with CIFAR programs and initiatives.

Japanese-Canadian Frontiers of Science Symposium (by invitation only)

CIFAR regularly participates in this interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing conference co-organized with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Royal Society of Canada. The event is constructed to spur the development of new academic disciplines and foster the next generation of leaders. Participants lodge together over the 3-day period and attend all of the sessions.

Trainees in CIFAR programs (by invitation only)

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who work with CIFAR fellows may be invited to program meetings as reporters or as guests presenting research.

Catalyst funds (available to program members)

CIFAR provides time-limited seed funding for new and high-risk projects inspired by ideas and collaborations between CIFAR fellows. This funding can be used to support the salary of a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow who works between several CIFAR fellows’ labs.