Taylor Family Foundation Clinical Fellowship Program in Brain & Mental Health

The Taylor Family Foundation Clinical Fellowship award seeks to attract and support clinical fellows who will be highly competitive for external awards on the basis of their academic performance and research program. This is thanks to a generous donation from the Taylor Family Foundation which is a private family foundation that supports education, preservation of teaching and history, as well as advancement of the arts and health care.

Donor: The Taylor Family Foundation


  • Applicant must be a clinical fellow. This is defined as a trainee who wrote their certification exam and successfully obtained specialty or subspecialty certification in their discipline
  • Applications must be submitted by a Brain and Mental Health team, with priority given to the areas of Dementia, Epilepsy, Concussion, and Multiple Sclerosis. 
  • Applicant must meet all relevant College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) requirements. 

Value: Up to $60,000 per year.

Number of awards available: Up to 4 new fellowships per year. The number will depend on the quality of applications and budget of each program. 

Duration: 1 year. There is a possibility for renewal, to a maximum of 2 years.

Where Tenable: University of Calgary


  • Will be expected to spend at least 50% of their fellowship on site at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) dedicated to research activities, while the remaining 50% of the time should be devoted to clinical patient focused services. 
  • The Education Director must be informed of extended periods of absence (greater than 3 weeks) from the HBI
  • Individuals can only receive the fellowship once
  • This funding does not include benefits and is only for salary support
  • The host team will be responsible, once application is approved, for the administration set up of the candidate, which includes working with all relevant parties (such as Alberta Health Services, PGME, CPSA, etc) to complete such tasks. The HBI will provide funding information once all regulatory and administration hurdles have been resolved. 

Citizenship: Unlimited

Selection Process: Applications will be adjudicated by a standing committee created by the Education Director

Deadline: Rolling until used up

Applications should include:

  • The team should submit the following information:
    • A budget for how the funds will be used. This budget should include all sources of funding that are to be used. 
    • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae in the U of C format from the intended candidate(s)
    • A clear timeline allocated to research and to clinical training/service
      • A clear description of the time allocated in both research and clinical service
      • How these deliverables are linked to the objective of the program and of the overall fellowship intention.
      • Research must be both focused in the relevant project the Brain & Mental Health team is working on but also show a deliverable impact to the clinical and/or academic sphere
    • Supervisor's Common Curriculum Vitae
    • A letter outlining why the applicant would be an excellent candidate for the program.

Applications should be submitted to:

Education Director
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
c/o hbi.education@ucalgary.ca