Applying to the CIP

See Step 3 below for links to the Application forms

Application Deadline

CIP Application Deadline for a start in 2023 has passed.

For a typical July 1 start time in 2023 (or later for those who are off-cycle). The next application deadline will be in October 2023 for a 2024 start.

The CIP Application Process

Please read the FAQs for answers to common questions.

  1. Schedule an In-person Chat

    • Schedule a meeting with the CIP Program Admin to discuss the program, questions and your goals by emailing cip@ucalgary.ca . These meetings are informal (yet informative) chats, our Admin expects that you are just beginning to think about doing research so it's never too early to schedule this meeting.
       
    • NOTE: A followup meeting with you, your Supervisor and the CIP Program Director is required before submitting your application. This second meeting will help you clarify your supervisory and project goals.
  2. Review other relevant CIP documents

  3. You're Ready to Apply!

    Ensure that you have had a meeting with the CIP Program Director and your Supervisor prior to submitting your application.

    Use the Checklist for the CIP application, page 2 of the Main Application Form, to make sure you have fulfilled all requirements and submitted all required documentation.

    Download and complete the Application Forms (forms for a 2024 start will be available in 2023)

    • Main Application Form - For a 2024 start.
    • Reference's Assessment of a Candidate for the CIP (you require 3 references, and they must be submitted using this form) Note that your Supervisor must also complete the sections on page 4.

    You will also need to submit copies of the relevant Canadian Common CV (CCV)

    • For Supervisor's CCV, use CIHR format, either Academic or Project Biosketch
    • For Resident Candidate CCV, use CIHR format, Academic. If you don't yet have a CCV, now is a good time to begin preparing one.
  4. Funding

    All CIPs are required to apply for external funding, and part of the application asks where you are considering applying for that funding.

    Not sure where to begin?

    • Check HERE for potential sources of funding (grants, studentships)