AGE-WELL Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards 2018




AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging provide partial funding to highly qualified master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and provide them with access to training and mentorship opportunities through the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence. AGE-WELL aims to provide a unique training environment that exposes trainees to multi-disciplinary research environments and to its industry and community partners. AGE-WELL is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) in Canada. 

AGE-WELL is a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, caregivers, end-users, and academic partners working together to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Our vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), e-health, information communication technologies (ICTs), and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social, and policy innovation.  


  1. Receive at least some financial support from additional sources: home department, supervisor research grants, and/or through government and agency scholarships or awards.
  2. Participate full‐time in their respective program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  3. Be engaged in academic study/research aligned with the mission and vision of AGE-WELL.
  4. Applicants for doctoral awards are restricted to those entering the first or second year of their program.

Applicants who will receive AGE-WELL project funds concurrently with this award period are ineligible to apply to this competition.  For example, a trainee who will be funded through AGE-WELL Core Research Projects, Platform Projects, Cross-Cutting themes, or the Strategic Investment, Collaborative Impact or Catalyst programs would be ineligible.

Maximum Project Value

  • Three Master’s level awards at $10,000 (one year award)
  • Four PhD level awards at $15,000 per year (two year award)
  • Three Postdoctoral level awards at $20,000 (one year award)
  • Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship to support one postdoctoral fellow from any discipline and training program that wishes to explore the policy dimensions of their work.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of the application along with a complete OR5 form signed by your supervisor to:

External Deadline

Applicant to register and apply online using the AGE-WELL Forum Research Portal

For more information and details please visit the website at:

Please consult the AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards Package and the AGE-WELL Award FAQ for detailed information and instructions. Applicants should also refer to the AGE-WELL NCE Network Goals (PDF) for additional information about Network priorities.

For Questions, please contact

For questions, please contact

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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