Research Training Program (QART)
The Quebec Autism Research Training Program (QART) is a 3-year multidisciplinary training program that attracts talent and offers innovative training approaches to the next generation of professionals in autism and related conditions, enhancing research excellence & future careers.
QART fellows from 15 universities and research institutes
Supervisors & co-supervisors
Distinct research fields
QART supports career development of its fellows through funding, immersive training, mentorship, and through building an inclusive learning community
QART Enrolment Fellowships
This is a one-year scholarship ranging from $20,000-48,000 depending on level (graduate, post-doctoral fellow, professional), disbursed anytime during the 3 years of QART enrolment. The scholarship rewards the excellence of trainees selected for QART and enhances their ability to obtain other competitive awards. Holders of another competitive scholarship can enroll in the QART program, but must decline the scholarship.
Every year, QART awards 10-12 one-time prizes of $50-$100.
QART Prizes enhance trainee visibility across the network, for example at the Pre-Insar Blitz, QART Summer School, etc.
QART Summer School
The QART Annual Summer School is a week-long series of conferences and workshops at the end of every August. The unique, immersive learning experience brings together all QART fellows, connecting them with 35+ mentors from diverse sectors & disciplines.
The summer school offers QART fellows a comprehensive overview and understanding of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions, while supporting them in their career development.
The Training Passport offers trainees flexible support to maximize engagement in activities tailored to their career. Successful applicants receive up to $2,000 per year/trainee for their choice of activities, including but not limited to:
Organizing 1 or more trainee-led workshops in an area of interest to the trainee(s), in collaboration with their peers and supported by the QART coordinator
Presenting their work at local, national, and/or international external conferences
Contributing to wider community engagement and knowledge translation
Being active & visible across all TACC activities
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Benefits include grant opportunities, research and clinical training, networking, and so much more.