Clinical Research Mentorship Colloquium

2024 Overview

Models for merging patient care and research are growing in number and sophistication around the globe and being further recognized and solidified as an integral part of the research success at research-intensive institutions. Inherent in the integrated approach to research is the need to combine clinical medical practice and clinical research.

This program is a partnership between the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health, IWK and Horizon Health, who recognize that the path to continued success in the area of clinical research is through continued collaboration.

The goal of the Clinical Research Mentorship Colloquium is to provide expertise and training support to early career clinical researchers to take a clinical question and design a research project, and to enhance the research success of early career clinical investigators, by supporting and contributing to their efforts to secure external research funding.

To support the program goals, eligible early career clinical researchers will submit an application to participate in the Clinical Research Mentorship Colloquium. That application must include commitments from divisions and/or departments and confirm one advisor/mentor who will support the research proposal development throughout the program.

Researchers with a primary appointment in a clinical department in the Faculty of Medicine, and who are within the first 7 years of their initial academic appointment are eligible to participate in this program.

To register as a participant in the 2024 program, please submit the application form [Word - 71kB] to the Medical Research Development Office at by January 2nd, 2024.

  • The application form must be signed by both the participant and their primary Department/Division Head;
  • The application form must include the name of at least one mentor/advisor who has already committed to work with the participant during the 6-month program, by regularly attending the program sessions and working with the participant to develop a robust research proposal.

Program Evaluation
Participants in the Clinical Research Mentorship Colloquium will be invited to submit a final report (no more than 2 pages total).  Reports (a single PDF) are to be submitted no more than four months after completion of the program, to MRDO at

The final report should summarize research progress and any impact of the Clinical Research Mentorship Colloquium.

Program Details
The program will begin with a "Meet & Greet" on January 9th 2024 and all participants will receive an invitation upon registration. The Colloquium sessions will take place bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings, 5:00PM - 6:30PM (both online and in a hybrid format). The Colloquium Schedule can be found here.

Download the Application form [Word - 71kB]

For more information, please contact the Medical Research Development Office (