Upcoming Deadlines

JuMP Trainee Call for Applications

The deadline for the 2014 intake is August 18th, 2014


Upcoming JuMP Events

 Annual Bone & Joint Research Retreat

May 6 & 7 2015

Seminar Speaker Series

Tuesday - Lunchtime Seminar Series 

Bone and Joint Focused Workshops

Please check back soon for upcoming workshops for 2014/2015

Also of interest:

Upcoming Conferences

ASBMR Annual Meeting

September 12-15, 2014

Houston, Texas

NASS Annual Meeting

November 12-15

San Fransico, CA

Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

November 27-28, 2014

Intercontinental Hotel - Toronto, Ontario

AAOS Annual Meeting

March 24-28

Las Vegas, Nevada

ORS 2015 Annual Meeting

March 28-31

Las Vegas, Nevada - MGM Grand Hotel


The Joint Motion Program (JuMP) is a CIHR Strategic Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership. Trainees have the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge transdisciplinary research and knowledge translation, while gaining the leadership skills and experience that are essential for scientific progress in the 21st century. JuMP trains leaders who can meet the upcoming challenges in musculoskeletal health research and who will significantly improve the health, mobility and quality of life of Canadians.

Joint Motion Program News


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Cheryle Seguin to the JuMP Program as the new Co-Director.  Cheryle will be working with Trevor Birmingham to wind up the program in its final years.  This is certainly a bitter sweet announcement as Dr. Jeff Dixon takes leave of the program leadership of which he has been such a integral part.  We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Dixon when he returns from his sabbatical as a Mentor and "Leader at Large" .


The next competition deadline for the Joint Motion Trainee Program is August 18th, 2014 for a September 1st, 2014 Program Intake.

Contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions.


Upcoming Conferences

KT Canada Summer Institute on Knowledge Translation

June 9-14, 2014   Quebec City, QC

Details Here


CIHR Fellowship Program 

Deadline change and reminder about moving to one competition per year

This serves as a reminder that beginning in the Fall 2013, CIHR will only be offering one Fellowship competition per year. Despite this change, the number of fellowships awarded will be maintained at approximately 170 per year and the overall budget allocated to this program will remain unchanged at $21M over five years.

To ensure the successful implementation of this change, the CIHR Fellowship awards competition deadline will be moving to November 15, 2013 (rather than October 1) and the anticipated notice of decision will be on April 30, 2014. Although the deadline date is delayed for this competition, eligibility of candidates will not be impacted for this year as, exceptionally for this competition, applicants' eligibility will be calculated as of October 1, 2013. 

Should you have questions, we encourage you to consult the CIHR website for details regarding the program and how to apply: 


or to contact the program delivery team at fellowships@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


CIHR Guidebook for New Principle Investigators



Funding Opportunities

Mitacs Accelerated PhD Fellowships

Mitacs has a wonderful program that could provide you with a full PhD student stipend for up to 3 years. It is called Accelerate. Quite easy to get actually and they will assist with finding a commercial/industry partner.

For students interested in working on a long-term research project with a supervising professor and partner organization: Mitacs-Accelerate is now accepting applications for 3-year PhD fellowships! 

Contact Mitacs directly for any additional information.



A CIHR Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership