ICES Faculty Scholars Program

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“The Faculty Scholars Program is extremely well structured and run. The program provides a positive and open learning environment for scholars to ask questions and learn about the administrative and practical aspects pertaining to conducting research at ICES.”  - Dr. James Crispo, Researcher, Health Sciences North Institute

ICES Western is pleased to launch the ICES Faculty Scholars Program 2.0, a training opportunity for researchers who wish to develop their skills in population health research. The program offers experiential training using the linked health administrative data at ICES. 

Since its inception, the Faculty Scholars Program has trained over 40 researchers from a variety of disciplines including anaesthesia and perioperative medicine, clinical neurological sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics, family medicine, medicine, nursing, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, otolaryngology, paediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery.

The program provides structured learning opportunities aimed at increasing the knowledge base and practical skills of researchers. Participants are provided supports in completing an investigator-initiated project.  

“The methods of planning and completing an ICES project are unique. This program is the best possible way to demystify the process and produce high quality work from the outset. The amount of support is outstanding, so you have confidence that your work will be successful.” - Dr. Andrew Appleton, Assistant Professor (General Internal Medicine), Western University 

“My time at ICES reignited my passion for research. I found the Faculty Scholars Program to be very stimulating, and the support I received at ICES was outstanding. I cannot recommend this program highly enough to any academic faculty who want to engage in real-world research to improve patient outcomes” - Dr. Neville Suskin, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Western University

Program participants receive access to various supports including:

  • ICES internal resources compiled over 30 years, including rich data and methods documentation
  • A repository of self-directed training materials developed by ICES Western
  • Mentorship in developing and executing a detailed ICES analytic plan*
  • Approval from the ICES Western Site Director to become an ICES Fellow at ICES Western

*Participants are expected to secure research funding in support of their ICES Faculty Scholars project. Participants pay an initial administration fee and are billed monthly in accordance with ICES network-wide rates.

Any questions regarding the program, applications or eligibility can be directed to: @email

Read the program brochure