Application process

How do I apply?

Step one

One of our program faculty must agree to support your application to their department. This person will become your program supervisor – and will help you apply for ASPIRE funding.

Step two

Working with your supervisor, our Program Management Committee will review, then approve or decline, your application.

The committee’s strict selection criterion will focus on your track record, potential, team spirit, motivation and the collaborative nature of your research interest. Diversity, along with the degree to which a candidate's relevant knowledge and experience will complement that of our trainees, plays a part in the selection process.

Qualified students with other external financial support will also be considered as ASPIRE trainees.

Got an initial question? Contact our program coordinator