SCPOR Trainee Program
SCPOR provides matching funding for students interested in patient-oriented health research (Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral fellows and Medical Residents). To qualify, student trainees must be working on patient-oriented research projects.
If you are interesting in learning more about the trainee program please review the SCPOR Trainee Terms of Reference.
If you are a current SCPOR Trainee. See below for a link to the Progress Report Template.
In addition to receiving matching trainee funding, SCPOR will provide in-kind support to trainee research projects. Supports are offered through SCPORs five platforms; Patient Engagement, Knowledge Training and Capacity Building, Methods, Indigenous Research and Engagement Expertise and Data and Data Services. Here are the most common in-kind supports SCPOR Trainees have accessed.
Patient Engagement Support- assistance with recruitment, orientation, coaching and consultation support, expense reimbursement.
Discounts at SCPOR Affiliated Research Labs - Clinical Trail Support Unit, Social Science Research Lab, etc.
Invitations to a variety of SCPOR hosted workshops, networking events and seminars.
Free Training Sessions- Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC) training module and Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Module training.
Data and Data Services- access to provincial databases, support assessing the data needs of a project and the feasibility of it, data linkage, additional data linkage support.
SCPOR Trainee Engagement with Patients Funding
SCPOR Trainees are required to engage patients and families in their project. CIHR requires and SCPOR endorses that patient and families are provided honoraria and expense reimbursement for their participation on research project teams. To ensure SCPOR trainees have funds to support this, trainees may request funding through the SCPOR Trainee Engagement with Patient Funding (STEP Funding).
SCPOR Trainees may apply for up to $2,500.00 to support Patient and Families Advisors (PFA’s) to meaningfully participate as members of the research project team. Applications must be submitted within the active period of the SCPOR trainee original funding contract. STEP Funding may be used to cover: Patient and family advisor honoraria, Patient and family advisor expenses, ad expenses for the trainee to travel to patients and families if required.
Current SCPOR Trainees
SCPOR would like recognize the current trainees who are working on SCPOR supported patient-oriented research projects
The trainee program is organized by the Knowledge Translation Training and Capacity Building Platform.
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