STAGE will offer admission to successful applicants at the following stages of their education or career:

  1. Postdoctoral fellows from relevant disciplines, and
  2. University of Toronto full-time, Ph.D. students in the second or subsequent years of their doctoral program, who are enrolled in:
    1. The Department of Statistical Sciences or in Biostatistics or Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health,
    2. Relevant biomedical doctoral programs, with a background in human genetics and evidence of training and strength in quantitative skills.

The expectation is that successful candidates will be nationally competitive for external awards.

Candidates must demonstrate exceptional academic performance, and fulfill all requirements checked under their respective levels in the table below.

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1.  Accepted Ph.D. students must fulfill the academic requirements of their underlying degree program and the academic requirements of STAGE. Trainees must remain full-time students while enrolled in STAGE.

Preference will be given to Ph.D. students who are in their second or third year of graduate studies. Ph.D. candidates must obtain a passing grade on their comprehensive examination before being admitted into STAGE.

Preference will be given to trainees who have three years or less of postdoctoral experience at the time of applying to the Program.

STAGE has a significant focus on quantitative skills, thus applicants from disciplines not listed in the table above, or whose research or scholarship is not directly linked to the Program’s research themes (see Examples of Research Themes), must submit, as part of their application, a compelling description of their capabilities, substantiated by experience, and documented by examples of their work.