Canadian Blood Services Graduate Fellowship Program

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (November 15, 2023)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Amount: $35,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Science


  • School of Graduate Studies

Canadian Blood Services Graduate Fellowship Program provides stipend support for young investigators who want to initiate or continue training in the field of transfusion science. Graduate students undertaking full-time research training in a Canadian institution are invited to apply. Students may be supported for a maximum of fours years, with a requirement for successful renewal half way through fellowship. Candidates registered solely for a Master’s degree will not be considered.


  • November 15, 2023


  • Minimum stipend $30,000 for the awardee and $5,000 for flexible research expenses which could be allocated towards consumables for the project, eligible travel expenses or additional stipend for the awardee.


  • Applicants must not hold another competitive stipend award at the same time as the Canadian Blood Services Graduate Fellowship
  • Applicants must be engaged in full-time training in research in a graduate program at a Canadian university leading to a PhD or combined health professional PhD program
  • Fellowship is open to Canadian students and international students
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a training program that includes actual involvement in research and not only courses in research methods

For the Applications and supporting material visit CBS website.

CBS has active research programs within transfusion science and applications will be evaluated for relevance to the current priorities:

  • Promoting appropriate blood product utilization
  • Ensuring an adequate blood product supply
  • Minimizing the adverse effects of blood product transfusion
  • Optimizing blood product quality
  • Replacing or improving blood products through new therapies or technologies.

All applications submitted must fall within these research priorities. If you are uncertain whether your research idea fits within these priorities, please contact the Associate Director, Research, prior to submitting your application.

NOTE: It is advised that student keep a copy of the submitted application for their records.

Candidates are required to submit a completed application form that is available at CBS