CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium


5 Spots Remain Open: Apply no later than Thursday, July 11 at midnight PST

The Canadian Psychiatric Association is inviting applications for its annual CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium. The Colloquium aims to provide guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Junior investigators will have an opportunity to obtain feedback about their past, present and future research from mentors who are tops in their field in a small group setting as well as participate in plenary sessions about career development and grantsmanship.

Candidates who have an interest and potential in developing research careers in psychiatry are encouraged to apply. This all-day workshop for junior psychiatric investigators will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Quebec City alongside the CPA Annual Conference.

Who is eligible?

Psychiatry residents or fellows who have interest and potential in developing research careers in psychiatry. Candidates should hold a medical degree. Candidates must also be current members of the CPA, or apply to be one upon acceptance to the program. Those with individual federal research awards are not eligible. Applicants must be citizens, or permanent residents of Canada, and training in Canada.


A $500 stipend, claimable upon attendance to the Colloquium, will be provided to successful candidates to partially defray travel expenses.

    Colloquium Chairs
    Dr. James Bolton, University of Manitoba
    Dr. Katherine Aitchison
    The information will be posted once mentors are confirmed.
Application Process

The deadline to submit applications is June 17, 2019 by midnight (PST). Applicants are required to submit an online application form including:

  • A 500-word abstract by the nominee of a study in progress or completed. If accepted to attend the colloquium, this abstract should be used for the breakout group session. The abstract form is integrated into the online application form (link on the right).
  • A 300-word statement by the nominee describing how attendance at the colloquium will further his/her career goals. If accepted, participants will be asked to presentation his/her study to the breakout group.
  • A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s research mentor or other faculty member, describing the nominee’s potential as a researcher and his/her potential to benefit from the colloquium. (append to the online application form)
  • A curriculum vitae (appended to the online application form).
Thank you to Sponsors of the 2018 Colloquium

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Dalhousie University, Department of Psychiatry
McGill University, Department of Psychiatry
McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Psychiatry
Queen’s University, Department of Psychiatry
University of Alberta, Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry
University of Calgary, Department of Psychiatry
University of Manitoba, Department of Psychiatry
University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry
University of Western Ontario, Department of Psychiatry
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Université Laval, Department of Psychiatry
Université de Montréal, Department of Psychiatry
Université de Sherbrooke, Department of Psychiatry

For more information on participating in or sponsoring the Colloquium, contact Hélène Côté at 1-613-234-2815 (233) or by e-mail at

Please contact Hélène Côté at
(613) 234-2815 ext. 233 or