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Fonds de recherche sur la santé

2020 Saltin International Graduate Webinar in Exercise and Clinical Physiology: Foundations to Frontiers

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 competition has not been publicized online. The winners are displayed in the award winner icon document.

Created in April 2012 by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), the Research Network on CardioMetabolic health, Diabetes and Obesity aims to promote research excellence, knowledge development and knowledge sharing in these areas to improve the quality of life of Quebecers.

The network is calling on PhD Student to take part in the Saltin International Course in Exercise and Clinical Physiology, which will take place from 23 to 26 September 2019 at  Comwell Borupgaard conference Center, Snekkersten, Denmark ( PhD Student from all regular members of the network are invited to participate in this competition. This training course is described as : A 4-day intensive advanced graduate-level course that brings together faculty and students from Canadian Universities focusing on topics in exercise and clinical physiology. This annual, integrative research-based course covers basic and applied science topics on various physiological systems and extends to common clinical physiological applications. Thematic areas in physiology will range from subcellular signaling to organ function and systemic integration. The international aspect of the course facilitates exchange of diverse topics, research perspectives, experimental approaches, research design, and national traditions. Graduate students will have the unique opportunity to interact closely with scholars in their field. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art experimental approaches that may be implemented in their own research to enhance sophistication and novelty. Valuable experience will be gained through oral presentation of their own research in an international setting and collegial atmosphere. The opportunity exists to develop collaborative relationships, formal partnerships with peers and faculty at national and international levels, and discuss funding avenues. Students will gain insight on teaching approaches and responsibilities in the academic setting.

The Saltin course organisation will cover local costs (conference registration, meals and accommodation (personal expenses and extended accommodation are not included)) of Quebec participants selected by the CMDO Network. For its part, the network will pay $500 per participant to reimburse part of the transportation costs. All other fees will be borne by the participant and / or its director.

Deadline for submitting applications is May 27th, 2019.  

The eligibility criteria and the evaluation method are described in the guide. Requests submitted late, incomplete or that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be evaluated. Selected candidates will be contacted in June.

It is always important to read the rules and criteria before completing the Form (Open the Guide (PDF file at the top of the page) to see the detailed questionnaire).


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