Application Procedure

Two streams of awards are available to support students at different stages of their program. Some limitations are in place to help support as many students as possible through the training program. The same application can be used to apply for either or both streams.

Please complete the SMART application package and submit along with supporting documents through the online portal. Questions to be directed to [email protected]

  • No more than 2 applications from the same supervisor.
  • Students must be successfully enrolled in their home institution’s, undergraduate, Master’s, PhD or PDF program.
  • Students must have plans for thesis related or project/publication focused on a ‘healthy cities topic and relevance to implementation.
  • Students must have a committed advisor to serve as supervisor for the methods course, and supervise a healthy cities-focused research paper.
  • Students may apply for one or both award categories.
  • Graduate and postdoctoral students must commit to completing the following:
    • Methods Café course (mandatory, offered in Fall semester)
    • Attend annual Healthy Cities conference (travel supports available to defray costs)
    • Commitment to experiential learning placement
Optional Offerings:
  • Team Implementation Lab course
  • Agent Based Modelling course
  • Summer School
  • Webinars

The SMART Training Platform is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Smart Training Application

Please indicate the funding option you are applying for:(Required)

Trainee Information

Applicant Name(Required)
Indicate Degree Program(Required)
Indicate Domestic or International status(Required)
Indicate which Tri-agency your discipline most closely aligns with:
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Principal Investigator/Supervisor Information

Supervisor Name(Required)
Are you a SMART Training platform investigator?(Required)
Are you a Healthy Cities Implementation Science team investigator (HCIS)?(Required)
Are you a CIHR Healthy Cities funded investigator?(Required)

Application Documents

Page formatting for the application documents: Times New Roman, 12 font, single spaced, 1 inch margins.
Max. file size: 40 MB.
Please attach a statement of interest indicating why you wish to pursue training in implementation science and healthy cities. How would training in implementation science help you to achieve your personal and/or academic goals? Describe why you would be a suitable candidate for a SMART Healthy Cities Training Platform (Max 1 page)
Max. file size: 40 MB.
The SMART training platform is designed to address an urgent need to build capacity in implementation science to support the development of healthy cities and focuses on solution oriented research in real-world settings. Alignment with the thematic intersts of the SMART Healthy Cities Training Platform are desirable but any project that addresses real-world healthy cities challenges are welcome. Please briefly describe the proposed project. Provide details of your objectives, proposed methodology, expected deliverables and relevance to healthy cities and implementation research. (Max 1 page)
Max. file size: 40 MB.
Training consists of mandatory participation in the Methods Café, annual conference and experiential learning. The project scope (section 2) must include an opportunity for community (external to institution) based experiential learning. The community or external relationship may be either established or proposed. Please describe the anticipated experiential learning activities and outcomes. (Max 1/2 page)
Max. file size: 40 MB.
The training platform is committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) training. Please describe how EDI is incorporated in the proposed scope of research, interaction with community or training by the supervisor and host institution. (Max 1/2 page)
Max. file size: 40 MB.
The training platform is committed to capacity building supporting highly qualified trainees seeking to diversity and acquire new skills in healthy cities and implementation and students with financial need. To aid in the evaluation of these factors, please list all other funding supports currently held by the trainee: Funding Agency, Amount, and Funding Start and End Dates.

Required Documents

Transcripts from last 60 credit hours or most recent.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 6 MB.
Two(2) letters of references
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 6 MB.
Summarize your work history, education, and skills
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 6 MB.
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