Admission for the 2024-2025 academic year has closed – application deadline for admission for the 2025/26 academic year will be in late March 2025, date TBD.

CIP Resident Selection and Acceptance Policy

Before Applying to the CIP

How to Apply

Download Application

CIP Funding Policy

CIP Program Agreement

Graduate Studies Option

You must be enrolled in a residency and MA/M.Sc. or Ph.D. program to pursue the Graduate Studies option through the CIP

Post-Graduate Studies Option

You must have completed a graduate program previously (MA/M.Sc. or Ph.D.) to undertake the CIP Post-Graduate studies option.

Selection criteria for admission to the University of Ottawa Postgraduate Clinician Investigator Program

STEP 1: Application to CIP

Applicants to the CIP will be rated according to the following:

  • Strength of the research proposal
  • Strength of the research environment
  • Resident’s track record in research based on CV and publications
  • Letters of support from:
    1. Clinical Program Director
    2. Proposed research supervisor
    3. Previous research supervisor or a faculty member who can speak to the resident’s potential in research

STEP 2: Financial Support Plan

For applicants approved for placement in the CIP, their clinical Program Director or delegate must meet with University of Ottawa PGME Finance to confirm details of funding needed to support the resident during their time in CIP.

  • In addition to a guarantee of financial support from the department for the duration of CIP participation, special considerations need to be made to ensure funding is available for potential periods of leave (up to an additional year) that may occur while in the CIP.
  • Only after PGME Finance has approved the funding support plan from the resident’s home department will a position in the CIP be awarded.

STEP 3: CIP Agreement

After financial support details are finalized, applicants will receive a copy of the CIP agreement.

  • The CIP agreement outlines the financial and professional expectations of the resident, research supervisor, clinical program director and CIP director while the resident is pursuing research for the completion of a graduate degree in the Clinician Investigator Program.
  • Signatures must be obtained from all parties prior to entry into the CIP.

Email ( or send your completed application to:

Clinician Investigator Program

c/o Dr. Elliott Faller (

TOH – General Campus 501 Smyth Rd, FF39, Box 223

Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

Phone: (613) 737-8899 x73896 Fax: (613) 739-6885