Faculty Fellowship Program

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) is committed to promoting and conducting research to improve the health and quality of life of individuals across the adult life span. Research at the Institute uses a broad definition of health and aging, and includes biological, psychological, social, environmental, geographical and cultural contexts.

IALH is pleased to offer six-month Faculty Fellowships to eligible UVic faculty members to conduct research-related activities having mutual benefit for both the faculty member and the Institute. The fellowships are available for IALH faculty affiliates who are committed to developing and/or implementing major collaborative multidisciplinary research projects involving local, provincial, national and/or international colleagues.

Applications are now being sought for fellowship appointments beginning January 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021.

Priority Area

The priority for 2021 is to support the development of one or more research specialization areas within IALH through a variety of means including, but not limited to:

  • developing one or more publications or other resources in collaboration with IALH affiliates, postdocs and/or graduate and/or undergraduate students to identify knowledge gaps that could be addressed through increased collaboration;
  • taking a lead role in developing a large-team based grant application which involves IALH faculty affiliates, national and/or international collaborators, postdocs, and graduate and/or undergraduate students;
  • launching a major multidisciplinary research project in collaboration with IALH faculty affiliates, postdocs, and/or graduate and/or undergraduate students; and/or
  • initiating team meetings, workshops and/or other education/training opportunities to develop a research area.

It is anticipated that each research specialization area will be supported programmatically by IALH for at least three years.

More information about our Faculty Fellowship Program including eligibility and the application process is available here.

To apply, please complete the application form. Application deadline is July 15, 2020