AllerGen CAAIF Emerging Clinician-Scientist Fellowship


AllerGen Scientific Director Dr. Judah Denburg (2nd from L) with Fellowship recipients (L to R) Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Dr. Marylin Desjardins and Dr. Philippe Bégin

Award Recipients: 2016 Ɩ 2014 Ɩ 2013 Ɩ 2011

With the alarming increase in the prevalence of allergy and immune-related diseases over the past 20 years, especially among children, there is an urgent need to accelerate the development of novel, patient-oriented diagnostic and treatment protocols.

The AllerGen CAAIF Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship addresses the shortage of allergy and clinical immunology expertise in Canada and advances AllerGen’s goal to support Canadian clinical immunologists and allergists in the pursuit of research training and a combined career as a clinician and an academic researcher.

The award provides up to $250,000 for a maximum of two years (an award of $100,000 plus a $25,000 research allowance each year) to a clinician who has completed clinical immunology and allergy sub-specialty training.

The AllerGen CAAIF Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship aims to:

  • strengthen the academic capacity of Canadian clinical immunology and allergy sub-specialists;
  • increase Canadian capacity for translational clinical immunology and allergy research; and
  • facilitate enhanced patient care through excellence in basic and clinical allergy and related immune disease research.

Eligible academic foci include basic and/or clinical research related to allergy, asthma and/or anaphylaxis. The quality of the research or training opportunity and the potential for a combined career as a clinician and researcher are the principal criteria on which applications are judged.

Details regarding the terms and conditions of funding, eligibility, evaluative criteria and the application process are all outlined in the Call for Applications below.

Competition Deadline

March 31, 2017

2017 Call for Applications: English | French

2017 Application Form: English | French

2017 Applicant Statement Form: English | French

For more information please contact:

Michelle Harkness
Manager, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training Program and Events
AllerGen NCE Inc.
(905) 525-9140 x 26633