Upcoming Deadlines

No Further Deadlines for the JuMP Program Exsist.
Please visit the CMHR Program at Western.

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Program Application

No further competitions for this program exsist.  Please visit the Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research at Western University Canada.

Criteria for research projects

Projects must be transdisciplinary, relevant to musculoskeletal health, provide outstanding training opportunities. Projects should have the potential to lead to "breakthrough" discoveries with high impact, e.g.

  • transformative scientific advances,
  • commercialization,
  • improved health and quality of life,
  • policy development, and/or
  • clinical applications.


Supervisors must be JuMP mentors. Projects must be jointly supervised by mentors from at least 2 distinct disciplines (i.e. normally from at least 2 of our 3 themes).

Theme 1 - molecular, cellular and preclinical research
Theme 2 - bioengineering (imaging, biomechanics and biomaterials)
Theme 3 - clinical, health services and community health.

If both mentors are from the same theme, then a letter must be included explaining the transdisciplinary nature of the project and how the mentors plan to ensure a multidisciplinary training experience.  In the case that a JuMP co-mentor is ineligible to serve officially as joint graduate supervisor, then the JuMP co-mentor will serve as a member of the student's thesis advisory committee.

Expectations for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinician-scientists)

JuMP STIHR trainees are expected to:

  • Spend a minimum of 75 percent of their time in research training.
  • Demonstrate evidence of applying for external funding during their initial years in the JuMP program. Trainees who are successful in obtaining external funding will remain JuMP trainees and will be able to take advantage of the full range of activities offered by JuMP.
  • Participate in at least one youth outreach activity.
  • Attend the monthly seminar series and present their research in the later stages of their program.
  • Take part in the JuMP Annual Retreat and Symposium.
  • Participate in Leadership and Management training, offered through the Ivey School of Business for JuMP trainees.
  • Enroll in specialized courses as determined by the trainee's advisory/mentoring committee.

For further information please contact

Shannon Woodhouse  - Program Coordinator
Joint Motion Program
519-661-2111 x34567

A CIHR Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership