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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s research institute (the Bloorview Research Institute) is now accepting submissions for the prestigious 2019 Pursuit Award competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by PhD students across the globe.

The 2019 Pursuit Award competition, recognizing PhD students that are working on improving the lives of kids and youth with a disability. Every year, the Pursuit Award receives applications worldwide that are forward-thinking, innovative, and challenge the borders of childhood disability research.


  • Current PhD student (less than six months away from defense)
  • Postdoctoral trainee
  • Recent graduates (within one year of receiving their PhD) who have made significant contributions in applied or clinical childhood disability research

Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodological rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.

Up to three monetary prizes are awarded and finalists may be eligible for a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship at the Bloorview Research Institute. All finalists are invited to present their research during the annual Pursuit Award ceremony May  14, 2019 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) and compete for the first place prize. Travel and accommodation costs are covered.

Submit your application form to [email protected] by Friday, February 4, 2019 at 5 pm EST. More information is available at the Bloor Research Institute’s website.