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Fonds de recherche sur la santé

Intercenter Internships of the CMDO Network

Created in April 2012 by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), the Research Network on Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity (CMDO) aims to develop research excellence in these areas, to transfer knowledge and to foster the use of new knowledge so as to promote quality of life for all Quebecers.

The network is launching its Intercenter Internship competition for the year 2021 – 2022. The competition invites regular CMDO members to propose collaborative projects in the areas of cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity and for which a master student/doctoral student/postdoctoral fellow/resident/research professional will complete his training in another laboratory (in another center situated in Quebec, Canada or internationally) than the original one. The amount of the grant is $5,000 or $10,000 depending on the length of the internship. The project must involve a regular member of the CMDO Network with one or more collaborators from another research center. Any Quebec collaborator must be a member of the CMDO Network. Collaborators in Canada (eg.a member of Diabetes Action Canada) or abroad are also accepted. Multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral applications or translational aspects oriented towards the patient will be favored. Eahc year, a minimum of 5 internships corresponding to these criteria will be funded for their excellence.

The eligibility criteria and the method of evaluation are described in the guide. The selected project showing excellent scientific quality and demonstrating a structuring effect for the involved laboratories and for research within the CMDO Network will be funded up to $5,000 or $10,000 for one year to allow the establishment of the trainee in the research center of the collaborator or collaborators. 

Deadlines for submitting applications are as follows:

  • June 21, 2021, for internships beginning between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022.
  • November 10, 2021, for internships beginning between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022

Applications submitted late, incomplete or not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be evaluated.

All researchers and trainee from Quebec in connection with the application shall become a member of the CMDO network before applying. A monitoring report will be requested at the end of the internship (at the end of the funding period) and one year post funding period to document the impact of this internship.

It is always important to take the rules and criteria before completing the Form (Open PDF file (top of page) to see the details in the questionnaire).


Requests for additional information may be sent to the CardioMetabolic health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network (CMDO), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke , Division of endocrinology, CRCHUS, Tel: 819-346-1110 ext. 12703, email: