Awards & Funding Opportunities in neuroscience

The Manitoba Neuroscience Network and its partners offer awards that support trainee conference travel, recognize out-standing trainee presentations and fund visits to Manitoba by world-renowned neuroscientists.

 

Distinguished Lectureship

Viktor Havlicek Memorial Neuroscience Lectureship

Dr. Viktor Havlicek was a Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Manitoba from 1968 to 1981.  The Viktor Havlicek Memorial fund was established with gifts to the University of Manitoba in his memory.  It is intended that $3,000 from the proceeds of this fund be allocated to support a biannual “Viktor Havlicek Memorial Lecture” at the University of Manitoba by an internationally-renowned neuroscientist.  The Lecture may be hosted after between April 1 and March 31 of the subsequent even-numbered year.


Nominations

Nominations may be made by anyone and should consist of a letter (2 pages maximum) addressing the following issues:

  • What is the research focus of the candidate and what is the likely research topic to be presented?
  • To the best of your knowledge, is the candidate known for presenting material in a manner accessible to experts and non-experts alike?
  • Is the candidate likely to welcome an engaging discussion and interaction with trainees?
  • How would the visit benefit the applicant’s research program (e.g. potential opportunity for collaboration?) or, more broadly, the MNN community?

The Neurosciences Awards Committee will determine an order of invitation priority for submitted nominees.  The top-priority candidate will be invited and hosted by the Manitoba Neuroscience Network.  If this candidate is not available, the next candidate will be invited.


Submissions

The application deadline is bi-annually on May 1 in odd-numbered years. Submit all materials to [email protected].

 


Trainee Awards – The U of M

MNN Trainee Presentation Award

The MNN offers trainee presentation awards for outstanding poster presentations made by graduate students at the annual MNN Scientific Meeting each June.  These can be cash and/or prize awards and are given to individuals who most effectively communicate the results, interpretation and impact of their research to a judging panel.  The number and value of awards may vary from year-to-year.  For current details, see details about the MNN Scientific Meeting.

All graduate students who register for the MNN Meeting and present will be entered into the competition.

Larry Jordan Award for Excellence in Neurophysiology

This award is for a full-time Master’s or PhD student with high academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in neurophysiology research in the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology. This award was named in honor of neurophysiologist, Dr. Larry Jordan, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at The University of Manitoba.

  • Funding Institute: Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Program(s): Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology (neuroscience)
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Restrictions: May be held concurrently with any other award. A student may NOT hold this prize more than once
  • Value: $1300 CAD

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Master’s or Ph.D. program) at The University of Manitoba in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Completed at least one year of study
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrated excellence in neurophysiology research

Application Procedures and Requirements

Completed application must be submitted to the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology General Office (432BMSB)

  • Description of research and career goals; maximum two (2) pages, typed
  • Current academic transcript
  • Two (2) letters of reference from thesis Advisor and other professor at any post-secondary institution
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Questions can be directed to the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology

Important dates

  • Application deadline: September as determined by the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)
  • Notice of Decision: December during the Student Awards Celebration

Important links and forms

Larry Jordan Award for Excellence in Neurophysiology

Will-to-win/Research Manitoba Spinal Cord Doctoral Scholarship

This award is for a highly qualified graduate student who is conducting research exclusively in the Spinal Cord Research Centre (SCRC). This award is provided by Will to Win (W2W) in partnership with Research Manitoba.  W2W has been a long-time supporter and aid of spinal cord research. 

  • Funding Institute: W2W and Research Manitoba
  • Program(s): Spinal Cord Research Centre
  • Application required: No – selection of recipient will be done in collaboration with Research Manitoba
  • Online Application: No
  • Value: Top of Research Manitoba to a maximum of $25, 000

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Master’s or Ph.D. program) at The University of Manitoba in any department and conducting research in the Spinal Cord Research Centre
  • Must submit an application for a Research Manitoba award (See Research Manitoba Awards section)

Important Links and Forms

W2W General Information

Dr. Mark Nickerson Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Pharmacology & Therapeutics

This award is for a full-time Master’s or Ph.D. trainee in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at The University of Manitoba who has achieved the highest entering grade point average (minimum 3.75) based on the previous 60 credit hours of study. This award is funded through an endowment fund as a lasting tribute to Dr. Mark Nickerson, a world- renowned pharmacologist who was appointed the first Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

  • Funding Institute:  Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Program(s): Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Application required: No
  • Online Application: No
  • Restrictions: May be held concurrently with any other award. A student may NOT hold this prize more than once
  • Value: Available annual interest

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Master’s or Ph.D. program) at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Minimum GPA of 3.75
  • Highest entering GPA based on last 60 credit hours of study

Important Links and Forms

Dr. Mark Nickerson Graduate Entrance Scholarship in P & T

Dr. Ian R. Innes Memorial Award

This award is offered to a senior graduate student (past second year of training) in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics who presented the most outstanding Annual Research Presentation

  • Funding Institute:  Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Program(s): Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Application required: No
  • Online Application: No
  • Value: Variable
The Clive Greenway Award

This award is offered to a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics who presented the most outstanding Annual Research Presentation

  • Funding Institute:  Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Program(s): Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Application required: No
  • Online Application: No
  • Value: Variable

 

The Deepak and Ratna Bose Prize

This award is offered to a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics who presented the most outstanding Annual Research Presentation

  • Funding Institute:  Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Program(s): Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Application required: No
  • Online Application: No
  • Value: Variable
Leslie F. Buggey Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacy

This award supports a graduate student conducting research exclusively in the College of Pharmacy. This award is made possible through the Buggey family endowment fund at The University of Manitoba in partnership with the Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative.  The College of Pharmacy will offer a commemorative medallion, which will be presented to the recipient at the annual College of Pharmacy Graduate Ceremony.

  • Funding Institute: Buggey family, College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative
  • Program(s): Pharmacy – graduate level
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Restrictions: May not be held with any other major awards valued at $15,000 or more. May be received once in a lifetime.
  • Value: Variable, up to a maximum of $10, 0000 CAD

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full-time Master’s or Ph.D. student in any year of study in the Faculty of
  • Graduate Studies and whose research project is conducted exclusively in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the last two years of their previous program of study
  • Preference will be given to candidates in the following descending order:
    • Pharmacy graduates - B.Sc. (Pharm.) or M.Sc. from The University of Manitoba
    • Other graduates from The University of Manitoba
    • Graduates from other universities
    • Priority towards Masters versus Ph.D. students will alternate each year

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Contact the College of Pharmacy

Important Links and Forms

Leslie F. Buggey Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacy

William G. Eamer/College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Graduate Scholarship

This award supports a graduate student conducting research exclusively in the College of Pharmacy. This award was made possible through an endowment fund established by Mr. William Eamer, B. Comm (Hon.)/72, MBA/73, FCA, in association with Mr. Ronald F. Guse, B.Sc.(Pharm.)/79, previous Registrar of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM).  The College of Pharmacy will offer a commemorative medallion, which will be presented to the recipient at the annual College of Pharmacy Graduate Ceremony.

  • Funding Institute: William G. Eamer/College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
  • Program(s): Pharmacy – graduate level
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Type: Scholarship
  • Value: Variable (approximately $3000)

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full-time Master’s or Ph.D. student in any year of study in the Faculty of
  • Graduate Studies and whose research project is conducted exclusively in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Manitoba
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the last two years of their previous program of study has made a significant contribution to their profession, university and community
  • Priority towards Ph.D. students

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • College of Pharmacy Graduate Awards Application form - Contact the College of Pharmacy
  • Official academic transcript
  • Short essay (500 words, double spaced in 12 point font) describing their contributions to the community.  The essay should include explanations of why they were involved in the community, their general philosophy of volunteerism and why they wish to pursue a career in pharmacy;
  • Curriculum vitae

Important Links and Forms

College of Pharmacy Graduate Student Awards

Centre on Aging Awards

This award is for a graduate students enrolled at The University of Manitoba whose research focus is on aging. 

  • Funding Institute: Centre on Aging in partnership with the University of Manitoba
    • Barbara Jean Payne Memorial Award in Social Gerontology ($1000)
    • Centre on Aging Betty Havens Memorial Graduate Fellowship ($4000)
    • Jack MacDonell Scholarship for Research on Aging ($4000)
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Fillable PDF forms via electronic submission

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: March 20, 2020
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Fellowships

This award is for a full-time Master’s or PhD student enrolled at the University of Manitoba whose research focus is on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

  • Funding Institute: The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba in partnership with the Centre for Aging and University of Manitoba
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Fillable PDF forms via electronic submission
  • Number of awards available: Two (2) – one (1) at the Master’s level and one (1) at the Doctoral level
  • Value: $4000 CAD

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: March 20, 2020
McCrorie West Family Fellowship for Alzheimer Research

This award is for a full-time PhD student enrolled at the University of Manitoba whose research focus is on Alzheimer’s disease. This award was established in memory of Mary McCrorie (nee West).

  • Funding Institute: The University of Manitoba and the family of Mary McCrorie
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Number of awards available: Two (2) – one (1) fellowship will be offered to a new recipient, and the second fellowship will be offered as a renewal to the previous year's recipient
  • Restrictions: May not concurrently hold a major award $25,000 or greater
  • Value: $3500 CAD

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in any PhD program at the University of Manitoba
  • High academic standing and minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for conducting research related to Alzheimer Disease
  • Conducting research within Manitoba
  • To be considered for the award renewal, the recipient must submit a statement (maximum 500 words) indicating how they will continue to qualify for this award to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean's office 
  • If the recipient is not eligible for renewal, then only one new award will be offered

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Cover sheet with the name of the award, your name, your University of Manitoba student number, your current program and department information, and your University of Manitoba email address
  • Letter of intent
  • Research Proposal
  • Curriculum vitae

Submit to:
McCrorie-West Family Fellowship for Alzheimer Research Award Competition
Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: November (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)
  • Notice of Decision: To be determined

Important Links and Forms

McCrorie-West Family Fellowship for Alzheimer Research

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

This award is for a full-time Master’s or PhD student enrolled at the University of Manitoba whose research focus is on Alzheimer’s disease. This award was established in memory of Mary McCrorie (nee West).

  • Funding Institute: The University of Manitoba
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: No
  • Online Application: No
  • Term: One (1) year
  • Disbursement Schedule: Stipend
  • Value: $14, 000 (Master’s) and $18, 000 (Ph.D.) CAD
  • Maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 48 months

Eligibility

  • Minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in each of the last two years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Master’s, or a Doctoral Degree
  • All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply
  • Students who are eligible but do not apply for a tricouncil award may be ineligible for UMGF
  • Must be within the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Check with your department for details on how to be considered for a UMGF 

Important Links and Forms

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

 

Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

This award is for a full-time Master’s student enrolled at the University of Manitoba

  • Funding Institute: The University of Manitoba
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: No
  • Online Application: No
  • Term: One (1) year
  • Disbursement Schedule: Stipend
  • Value: $15, 000 CAD
  • Restrictions: Must decline the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). Maximum time for support is 48 months.

Eligibility

  • Minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in each of the last two years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor or Master’s degree
  • All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply
  • Students who are eligible but do not apply for a tricouncil award may be ineligible for MGS
  • Must be within the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program
  • Must be recommended by  their department to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Please contact your department for details on how to apply.

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Students who are eligible for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship is also eligible for the MGS competition
  • Check with your department for details on how to be considered for a UMGF

Important Links and Forms

Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

University of Manitoba Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes a Graduate Student who has made important contributions to society through scholarship and community involvement. This award is provided by the University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association (UMGSA) and made possible by the generous contribution of Dr. James Burns, a levy applied to all graduate students approved through a GSA referendum, and a contribution made by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative.

  • Funding Institute: The UMGSA
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: PDF form
  • Value: $12, 000 (full-time Master’s), $16, 000 (full-time PhD), $5000 (part-time)
  • Number of awards available: Two (2) for full-time Master’s students, one (1) for full-time PhD students, and two ( 2) for part-time students
  • Restrictions:
    • Full-time Master’s students must not hold more than $6,000 of funding at the starting date of this award, full-time PhD students must not hold more than $8,000 at the starting date of this award, and part-time students must not hold more than $2,500 of funding at the starting date of this award (this includes any scholarships, grants or awards; stipends from your advisor; and funding packages from your department). 
    • Awards cannot be held with the UMGSA Bursaries
    • Members of the UMGSA Executive and the UMGSA Awards Committee are not eligible

Eligibility

  • Full-time students
    • Enrolled full-time in in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba
    • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 in at least 3 credit hours at the graduate level (7000 & 8000 level) at the University of Manitoba
    • Master’s students who are entering a Doctoral program will be eligible pending acceptance to the program
    • Must have contributed to society through scholarship and community involvement
  • Part-time students
    • Enrolled part-time in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba
    • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 in at least 3 credit hours at the graduate level (7000 & 8000 level) at the University of Manitoba
    • Must have contributed to society through scholarship and community involvement

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • The UMGSA will distribute application packages to all graduate departments
  • Applicants must submit:
    • Application form – UMGSA Student Award – Info, instructions, application         
    • One (1) page essay demonstrating how, through their dedication to scholarship and community, they have bridged academic theory and social practice in order to better serve our local, national, and/or international community
    • One (1) academic letter of reference (preferably from your advisor)
    • One (1) letter of reference from a community member who can speak to your volunteering, leadership, and other non-academic commitments
    • Curriculum vitae

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: June 20, 2020

Important Links and Forms

UMGSA Student Award – Info, instructions, application         

Travel Awards 

Nancy Hettie Clark Trainee Award

This travel award will support travel neuroscience trainees presenting a lecture or poster at a national or international neuroscience conference. This award was established by the Manitoba Neuroscience Network in honor of Nancy Hettie Clark, whose estate contributed $5000 to the University of Manitoba in 1983.

  • Funding source: Manitoba Neuroscience Network (MNN)
  • Programs: Neuroscience-related fields
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Value: $700
  • Number of awards available: Two (2); one to be awarded to a PhD student and the other to a Postdoctoral Fellow. However, this award may be awarded in any trainee category at the discretion of the selection committee.

Eligibility 

  • D. students or postdoctoral fellows enrolled in or appointed at the University of Manitoba
  • Student candidates must be enrolled as full-time Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.5 or greater
  • Postdoctoral fellow candidates must be within the first five (5) years their doctoral degree and have full-time appointments at the University of Manitoba or an affiliated hospital or institute
  • Research Associates are not eligible
  • Must demonstrate excellent research performance and potential in a neurosciences-related discipline
  • Must demonstrate they will disseminate research results that reflect a high-quality contribution by The University of Manitoba.

Application requirements

A complete application package consists of the following, sent by email to  [email protected] 

  • Cover letter stating the following (1 page maximum):
    • Application category (PhD student or postdoctoral fellow) and your start date in that position
    • The conference title, location and dates
    • Type of presentation (e.g. poster or oral)
    • The importance of the meeting and significance for career development
    • Any information that would allow reviewers to assess the significance or impact of the conference (e.g. abstracts are peer-reviewed)
    • Clearly state your graduate GPA (students only)
  • Graduate level academic transcript (students only)
  • Listing of scholarly output (publications and presentations)
  • Support letter from the primary research advisor with (a) a merit assessment of the candidate and project, and (b) confirmation that there is a commitment to cover all eligible travel expenses less the award value
  • Copy of the submitted abstract

Important dates

  • Call for applications: April (via email from MNN)
  • Application deadline: May 1 annually 

Nick Schepel Neuroscience Travel Award

This travel award was established by the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St. Boniface Hospital Research to honor Nick Shepel. This award recognizes a young investigator by providing an annual award to support travel costs associated with the applicant’s attendance at a national/international conference in which the applicant is presenting a poster or oral presentation.

  • Funding source: Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders (DND)
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Value: $300 – 600 CAD

Eligibility

  • Registered as a full-time graduate student at a Manitoba university
  • Students must be giving a poster or oral presentation at an upcoming scientific meeting (national/international)

Application Procedures and Requirements

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Introductory letter describing meeting
  • Copy of abstract
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Current GPA, transcripts not needed
  • Proposed budget of travel costs
  • Submit your completed application materials to:

Paul Fernyhough
Director – Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders
St. Boniface Hospital Research
R4046 – 351 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 


How to apply for reimbursement

  • Reimbursement will be done in accordance with St. Boniface Hospital travel policies
  • Only original receipts will be accepted
  • Copies may be accepted only where proof of submission to another agency is provided

Important Dates

  • Call for applications: May (via email from DND)
  • Application deadline: May

Important links and forms

Nick Shepel Travel Award info

UMGSA Travel Award

Conference Grants are available for graduate students attending or presenting at conferences

  • Funding source: UMGSA
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes, but applications are submitted after a student has attended a conference, and can be accepted up to four months after the conference date
  • Online application system: No
  • Value: The award amount varies depending on the location of the conference and whether the applicant was attending or presenting

Eligibility

  • D. students or postdoctoral fellows enrolled in or appointed at the University of Manitoba
  • Student candidates must be enrolled as full-time Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.5 or greater
  • Postdoctoral fellow candidates must be within the first five (5) years their doctoral degree and have full-time appointments at the University of Manitoba or an affiliated hospital or institute
  • Research Associates are not eligible
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent research performance and potential in a neurosciences-related discipline
  • Candidates must also demonstrate they will disseminate research results that reflect a high-quality contribution by The University of Manitoba.

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Read the UMGSA Finance policy for conference grants
  • Download the UMGSA Conference Grant Application and Instructions
  • Complete the application form electronically and sign
  • Specify your expenses in detail on the “TRAVEL EXPENSES” form and other (expected) sources of funding
  • Provide travel documents (receipts for transport and accommodations, boarding passes, etc)
  • Provide conference registration documents such as proof of registration and payment or the acceptance letter or email.
  • Provide proof of presentation or attendance at the conference
  • Completed and signed application must be submitted in original format. Faxed, photocopied, or canned copy of the two (2) page application form will not be accepted
  • Submit the application to:

University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association
221 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2


 Important Dates

Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies allocates funds to assist Master's and Ph.D. students with costs for travel for presentations of papers, posters, or other creative work pertinent to their studies

  • Funding source: Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes, but applications are submitted after a student has attended a conference, and can be accepted up to four months after the conference date
  • Online application system: Yes
  • Value: $750 for travel in North America (outside of Winnipeg), $1000 for international travel
  • Restrictions: Students may not receive funding more than once (1) at the Masters level or more than (2) at the Ph.D. level
  • Conditions: Applicants who receive funding are asked to acknowledge the support of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time in a Masters or Ph.D. program
  • Minimum degree GPA of 3.5 in each of the last two years of study (or equivalent)
  • Papers / posters must be relevant to your program of study for presentation at a conference
  • Applicants must be the first author

Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Students may apply prior to departing to attend the conference and up to one month after the last day of the conference

 


Trainee Awards – External 

Research Manitoba Health Research Studentships/Fellowships

This award is for full-time graduate and postdoctoral trainees with high academic standing and have demonstrated excellence in Health Research.

  • Funding Institute: Research Manitoba
  • Program(s): Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes – Research Manitoba Grants Management System (GMS)
  • Term: One (1) to two (2) years
  • Disbursement Schedule: Annual stipend
  • Funding start date: September 1
  • Value: Important Links and Forms section

Eligibility

  • See Important Links and Forms section

Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Links and Forms

Master's Studentships

Ph.D. Health Research Studentships

Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's

This award is for full-time Master’s students with high academic standing and have demonstrated excellence in Health Research

  • Funding Institute: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarhips (CGSM) in Health Research (Canadian Institutes of Health Research;CIHR) | Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC)
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Term: One (1) year, non-renewable
  • Value: $17, 500 CAD
  • Maximum period of support is one (1) year

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: December 1 (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)
  • Notice of Decision: April  (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)

Important Links and Forms

Canadian Graduate Scholarships-Master's Program Resources

CGS M Program Application Instructions

Research Portal

CGS M Canadian Common CV (CCV)

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program

This award is for full-time Ph.D. students with high academic standing and have demonstrated excellence in Health Research

  • Funding Institute: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarhips (CGSM) in Health Research (Canadian Institutes of Health Research;CIHR) | Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC)
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Term: One (1) year, non-renewable
  • Value: $35, 000 CAD
  • Maximum period of support is one (1) year

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: Oct 17 (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)
  • Notice of Decision: April  (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)

Important Links and Forms

CGS D Program Application Instructions

Research Portal

CGS M Canadian Common CV (CCV)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

This award is for full-time Ph.D. students who demonstrate leadership and scholarly achievement in the natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, or health sciences research

  • Funding Institute: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Program(s): Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Nomination required: Candidates must be nominated by their Canadian institution. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.
  • Term: Three (3) years, non-renewable
  • Value: $50,000 CAD per annum for three (3) years
  • Maximum period of support is one (1) year

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: November 3, 2020 
  • Internal deadline: Contact nominating institution
  • Notice of Decision: March 

Important Links and Forms

Vanier CGS Overview

Vanier CGS Eligibility

Vanier CGS Application/Nomination Instructions

Information for referees

CCV (Vanier-Banting Academic template)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

This Fellowship provides funding to highly qualified postdoctoral trainees, both nationally and internationally, who will make significant research contributions

  • Funding Institute:  CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Term: Two (2) years, non-renewable
  • Value: $70,000 per annum (taxable)

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: October 1, 2020 
  • Internal deadline: Contact nominating institution
  • Notice of Decision: February 2021 

Important Links and Forms

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship        

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Process

Brain Star Award

This award recognizes a Canadian trainee demonstrating excellence in research in all fields and disciplines covered by the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction (INMHA)

  • Funding Institute:  Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) ICS Program
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Electronic form
  • Term: None
  • Value: $1500
  • Number of awards available: 15 per calendar year

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: January 20, 2020 
  • Notice of Decision: April 1, 2020

Important Links and Forms

Brain Star Awards Overview

Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award

These are travel awards offered by the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), recognizing undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, demonstrating scientific merit and excellence in research.  The intent is to facilitate presentation of an abstract at a poster session, meet peers and network with senior scientists, and participate in learning opportunities at the annual SFN meeting.  Recipients will receive complimentary registration to attend the annual SFN meeting, and an award in the amount of $1,000 will be given to recipients based at institutions within North America.


How to apply

To view eligibility details and apply for an SFN Trainee Professional Development Award, visit the SFN website here. The deadline is in June of each year.

J.H. Reid Memorial Fellowship

This award is for a full-time Graduate student from a Canadian University that has demonstrated academic excellence. This fellowship was established by Canadian Association for University Teachers (CAUT) in honor of J.H. Stewart Reid, who served as the first Executive Secretary of CAUT.

  • Funding Institute: CAUT
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Disbursement Schedule: two equal installments in the months of September and January
  • Restrictions: Must not hold scholarships that exceed in total $25,000 inclusive of the J. H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust
  • Value: 90% of the Expendable Income in the previous fiscal year or $5,000 which ever is greater

Eligibility

  • Canadian citizen, or have landed immigrant or convention refugee status from April 30th of the year prior to application
  • Enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian university and have completed their comprehensive examinations, or equivalent, and have had their Doctoral thesis proposal accepted by April 30th
  • Have a first-class academic record in the graduate program
  • See J.H. Steward Reid Awards Policy

Important Dates


Application Procedures and Requirements

Parkinson Canada Graduate Studentship Award

This award recognizes an outstanding Graduate Student conducting research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease or related disorders

  • Funding Institute: Parkinson Canada
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Term: Two year
  • Value: up to $10, 000 CAD per annum

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in a full-time PhD program
  • May be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside Canada
  • May be international applicants with a student visa proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada

Application Procedures and Requirements


Conditions

  • Studentship recipient must submit Annual and Final Progress Reports
  • Disbursement of this award for the second year of the term is conditional upon to be made in the second year of the term of the Program is conditional upon submission of an Annual Progress Report to Parkinson Canada at the end of the first year and deemed satisfactory

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: February 3, 2020

Important Links and Forms

Parkinson Canada Research Program

Mitacs Elevate Fellowship

This Fellowship provides long-term funding and internship opportunities for Master’s and PhD students. This includes access to professional development training that is standardized and accessible through virtual coaching, webinars, online learning, and in-person workshops.

  • Funding Institute: Mitacs
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Term: 18 months (Master’s), 36 months (PhD)
  • Total value: $40, 000 (Master’s), $80, 000 (PhD)
  • Minimum intern stipend: $30, 000 (Master’s), $72, 000 (PhD)
  • Partner organization contribution: $18, 000 (Master’s), $36, 000 (PhD)

Eligibility


Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • July 22, 2020

Important Links and Forms                        

Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mitacs Elevate is a competitive annual fellowship that includes a customized research management training program and a postdoctoral fellowship. It features an exclusive research management curriculum, a minimum one (1) year research project (two (2) year duration) with a partner organization, and a partner organization business case.  Fellows will be part of a program cohort to facilitate cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning.

  • Funding Institute: Mitacs
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: No
  • Term: Two (2) year
  • Value: $55, 000 minimum annual stipend/salary, training curriculum valued at $7500 per annum

Eligibility

  • Hold, or be candidates for a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent). M.D. Applicants must hold degrees that are recognized by the Canadian medical regulatory authority. A Fellowship will not be activated for a doctoral candidate until the MS Society has received written notification from a university or professional school that an appropriate doctoral degree has been granted.
  • Have completed their doctoral degree in the last three years or less by the time of the competition deadline in order to be eligible.
  • Be enrolled in postdoctoral training* at a Canadian institution; or those interested in studying abroad must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Hold a postdoctoral fellowship at a recognized institution; and be responsible to an appropriate supervisor who is in a field relevant to MS. 

Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Notice of decision: March 2020
  • Funding start date: July 1, 2020

Important Links and Forms                        

Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship

endMS Graduate Studentship Award

This award provides funding for Master’s or Ph.D. students committed to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research

  • Funding Institute: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Term: One (1) year, renewable
  • Max number of terms: Two (2) years
  • Value: $20, 000 CAD (Master's); $22, 000 CAD (Ph.D.); $50, 500 (M.D.) per annum

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a graduate student at a Canadian Institution
  • Research focus must be on MS
  • May transfer from Master’s but disbursement of award will be delayed until written notification from the University or Supervisor that the transfer of degree has been granted
  • Master’s students interested in studying abroad must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Studentships must be held in a recognized institution
  • Supervisor must work in a field relevant to MS
  • To be considered for award renewal, applicant must submit a progress report that is approved by the MSSC

Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Notice of Decision: March 2020 
  • Funding start date: July 1, 2020

Important Links and Forms

endMS Studentship Awards

endMS Summer School

The endMS Summer School is an interactive educational program that brings together trainees from various disciplines across Canada to enhance knowledge and skills in MS research among trainees. The MS-related theme and the focus alternates between basic science one year and clinical/population health research the next. Summer students explore topics in small groups to facilitate networking, collaboration and information exchange. The endMS Summer School involves lecture-based plenary sessions, facilitated workshops, and opportunities to interact with people affected by MS.

  • Funding Institute: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Term: One (1) year, renewable
  • Max number of terms: Three (3) years
  • Value: $41, 000 CAD (PhD holder); $50, 500 CAD (for MD holder) per annum

Eligibility

  • May be enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian university
  • May hold a postdoctoral/clinical fellowship at a Canadian university
  • Includes international students and international postdoctoral fellows studying at Canadian universities
  • Trainees who are studying outside of Canada may be accepted if they are also recipients of MS Society of Canada Studentships or Fellowships
  • Students currently registered in an undergraduate program (e.g. MD) who have already completed graduate training are also eligible
  • Complete endMS Summer School eligibility criteria can be found in the Program Guidelines under Application and Program Guidelines 

Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: January 29, 202 (See Important Links and Forms section for dates)
  • Notice of Decision: March 2020

Important Links and Forms

endMS Summer School

endMS SPRINT

The endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT) is a national training program designed SPRINT is designed for elite MS trainees to help enhance their knowledge and skill in MS research.  SPRINT will allow trainees to participate in interdisciplinary and collaborative research with others in their field and is a supplement to the trainee’s research at their institutions.

SPRINT Trainees will: 1) participate in two consecutive endMS Summer Schools; 2) attend one small group mentored meeting; 3) be eligible to apply for one inter-institution research transfer; 4) participate in an interdisciplinary learning project; and 5) be assigned an endMS SPRINT mentor and participate in team mentored learning.

  • Funding Institute: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Programs: Open to all
  • Application required: Yes
  • Online Application: Yes
  • Type: Training
  • Term: 13 months; two (2) consecutive endMS Summer Schools and career development sessions, active learning components (interdisciplinary learning project, mentorship, and inter-institution research transfer opportunities) throughout the academic year
  • Value: $2500 stipend plus travel awards to attend the endMS Summer Schools and one small group mentoring meeting

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time in a graduate program at a Canadian university
  • May hold a postdoctoral/clinical fellowship
  • Must have completed their PhD at a Canadian University in the last 4 years or less at the time of the application
  • Completed graduate training and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (e.g. M.D. program) at a Canadian university
  • Applicants who are accepted into SPRINT must be enrolled in a program with full time status during their participation in SPRINT
  • Complete eligibility criteria can be found in the endMS SPRINT info

Application Procedures and Requirements


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: January 27, 2020
  • Notice of Decision: March 2020
  • Start date: May 2020

Important Links and Forms

endMS SPRINT  


Other awards & funding

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