Computational Science Fellowship

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit:

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 2nd, October 2018

External Deadline: Monday 8th, October 2018


The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Weston Brain Institute Computational Science Fellowship program is a collaboration between the two organizations with the goal of supporting research that will apply sophisticated computational approaches and expertise to advance therapeutic development for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Funding Available: Two 18-month fellowships of US$150,000 each for salary support and benefits will be provided for a fellow to work in the lab of the awarded researchers.

Eligibility:  The program will be open to Toronto and Montreal-based researchers that hold a position at or above the level of Assistant Professor.   Canadian-based researchers working outside of these geographic locations should contact the Institute before applying.  Preferred backgrounds include:

  • – PhD. in computational modeling, statistics, computer science, biostatistics, data science, bioinformatics, computational biology or related area
  • – Interest in biomedical data on neurodegenerative diseases of aging
  • – Demonstrated fluency in programming languages (R, Python, Matlab, SAS, etc)

Please see the Request for Applications (RFA) or visit Weston’s website for more information.

The Weston Brain Institute has recently launched the Adjacent Fields Initiative, with the goal of ensuring that expertise, technologies and approaches emerging from fields such as data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, can be directed toward advancing therapeutic development for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

As part of this initiative, the Institute is pleased to launch:

  1. – Michael J. Fox Foundation and Weston Brain Institute Computational Science Fellowship, and
  • – A special invitation for work in adjacent fields
Important Dates Program Information Webinar: September 14, 2018 (12-1pm EDT) – For more details and to register, click here.
Proposal Deadline:  October 8, 2018
Anticipated Award:  December 2018

Funding Sources

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Weston Brain Institute

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 6, 2018