The CCAC Fellowship program is an important part of CCAC’s work to understand and address ethical issues relating to the use of animals in science. It provides an opportunity to bring together the novel research produced by CCAC fellows with the knowledge and experience of experts both within Canada and internationally.
The primary aim of the fellowship is to train highly qualified people for the long-term advancement of ethics in science by providing an opportunity to work in an area of science policy development, translating scientific evidence into policy, with the possibility of pursuing relevant graduate level studies.
Currently, fellowship opportunities are offered within the Guidelines Program and Three Rs Program. The fellowship focuses either in developing the background for CCAC guidelines documents or on the implementation of replacement, reduction and refinement alternatives.
Candidates who would like to expand the use of their science background to pursue careers at the interface of science and society are invited to apply for a two-year research fellowship in animal policy development. During the two-year period, CCAC fellows receive training in translation of scientific research findings into policy related to the ethical use and care of animals in science. In addition, they spend time with relevant organizations to gain a deeper understanding of the oversight of animal use in science, providing the opportunity to establish collaborations and networking opportunities that extend beyond the span of the fellowships.
CCAC fellows are expected to:
The CCAC offers one fellowship position per year. Typically fellowship positions are awarded to promising young scientists with some postgraduate training (post-graduate education or equivalent level of experience). To learn about the work of the current and previous CCAC research fellows, we invite you to read the biographies below. Fellowship call for application usually occurs each spring. Visit the Careers section to find available opportunities. For further information on the fellowship or any question regarding the application process, please contact:
Guidelines and Three Rs Programs Director
Tel.: 613-238-4031, ext. 225