The Twinning Program


Our program offers competitive funding for roughly 10 trainees—MSc and PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows per year. As an RNA Innovation-funded trainee you must spend at least 20% of your time in an industrial setting.

Our current trainees have valuable expertise in biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, and experimental biophysics and are based in Quebec and Alberta.

We hold a semi-annual networking fair that brings together prospective internship providers and trainees. Industry partners will provide guaranteed internships for trainees. Funding for travel and salary will be provided through the RNA Innovation grant, thus saving the industry partner roughly $10,000 per trainee.

Interested in hiring an RNA Innovation trainee? Be sure to contact the Program Coordinator ( to connect.

Our Partners