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ICES Faculty Scholars Program

The ICES Faculty Scholars Program is a two-year, part-time learning opportunity for Ontario-based academic faculty in the medical, health and social sciences who wish to develop their skills in population health research. The program provides access to linkable health administrative databases housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The program also fosters the development of interdisciplinary research collaborations among peers and experts across the ICES network.

The program was established at ICES Western in 2013 for the faculty of Western University. Beginning in September 2017, the program will be open to university faculty across Ontario. By leveraging partnerships with other ICES sites and in conjunction with an interactive e-learning environment, remote faculty will be able to fully participate in the ICES Faculty Scholars Program.

Since its inception, the Faculty Scholars Program has trained 25 researchers from a variety of disciplines including anaesthesia and perioperative medicine, clinical neurological sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics, family medicine, medicine, nursing, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, otolaryngology, paediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.

Faculty scholars have published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles as first authors.

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Program Overview

The goal of the ICES Faculty Scholars Program is to develop high-calibre researchers who are passionate about population health and health services research and wish to obtain an appointment as an ICES scientist.

The program offers:

  • Training in the use of Ontario’s health administrative databases for research
  • Seminars on advanced methods relevant to population health research
  • Opportunities for collaboration with experts across the ICES network
  • Individual project mentorship and data analytic support to develop and complete one or more research studies using Ontario’s health administrative databases


Tuition for the two-year program is $45,000, payable in annual installments of $22,500.

Current and past scholars have accessed funding to assist with tuition from a number of organizations, including:

  • Home university faculty, department or division
  • Local academic (medical) organizations
  • Local research institutes
  • Local ICES site

Important Dates

Applications open: September 1, 2016
Applications close: December 31, 2016
Admission offers issued: March 2017
Program commences: September 2017

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