An interesting development for those interested in getting more involved in the science policy world… CIHR and Health Canada have joined forces to offer fellowships in science policy
The Science Policy Fellowships program will allow researchers at the doctoral, post-doctoral, new investigator and mid-senior investigator levels to carry out short-term policy assignments at Health Canada.
Applications for the Science Policy Fellowships Program are due on June 1, 2011 for funding starting on September 1, 2011. There is even a YouTube video to help promote the program.
It’s really great to see such a development from the CIHR and Health Canada – it will certainly be interesting to follow the progress of the first wave of fellows.
The assignments currently being advertised are:
- Development of Risk Assessment and Regulatory Strategy for addressing Nanomedicine under the Food and Drugs Act
- Development of Technical Guidelines for Communities to Identify Heat Triggers and Thresholds
- Implementation of the National Strategy Against Tuberculosis for on-reserve First Nations and Inuit in Nunatsiavut
- Advances in eHealth Technologies: Opportunities for Patient-centred Care
More details can be found here