Each year, approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are mentored by CAMH scientists.
Trainees have the opportunity to take advantage of the unique CAMH environment including:
• The diversity of our science that is translational and emphasizes research from bench to clinic to community
• Expertise in concurrent mental health and substance use disorders
• A wide range of research disciplines with increasing cross-discipline collaboration within CAMH
• CAMH’s close proximity the University of Toronto and surrounding universities
The Office of Research Training is dedicated to enhancing the experience of trainees at CAMH.
The following postdoctoral fellowship programs are run at CAMH. The deadline for postdoctoral research fellowships is typically the end of the calendar year, although other opportunities may arise throughout the year.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
The CAMH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides comprehensive training in addiction and/or mental health, and in research techniques. In addition, there is a dedicated Fellowship in Community-Based Research
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to make independent contributions to knowledge by either contributing to an existing project, or through developing an original project.
The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and by the generosity of donors through the CAMH Foundation. The fellowship competition is held annually (conditional on availability of funds).
The CAMH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is overseen by the Director of Research Training, Dr. Jeff Daskalakis.
Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Training Program
, housed at CAMH, offers training in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become a world class independent researcher in issues related to the social determinants of mental illness and addiction. The Training Program involves a 10-week didactic course followed by 40 weeks of mentored personal and collaborative research.
The program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The SAMI Training Program is headed by Dr. Kwame McKenzie.