A limited number of competitive CIHR-CCNA Travel Awards are available for CCNA-affiliated trainees who are interested in attending the 2016 CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum.
The 2016 CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum will take place on October 5-7, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. The CIHR-CCNA Travel Awards are to support the attendance of CCNA-affiliated students and postdoctoral fellows at these meetings.
To be considered for a travel award, poster abstracts must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time) on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
- Graduate level students (Masters or PhD) and postdoctoral fellows registered full-time in their home institutions and working under the supervision of a CCNA investigator on a CCNA project (Please see the Call for Abstracts for a full list of requirements).
- Presenting a research poster at the conference.
Terms and Value
The maximum amount for a single award depends on the residency of the applicant with the amounts allocated based on a low-fare return air flight (where applicable) and shared accommodation. Funds can only be used to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend the meetings.
- Residents of British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Metropolitan area residents are not eligible for these Travel Awards) = $500
- Residents of Alberta = up to $800
- Residents of Saskatchewan = up to $900
- Residents of Manitoba = up to $1,000
- Residents of Quebec = up to $1,500
- Residents of Ontario = up to $ 1,500
- Residents of Eastern Canada (NB, NS, PE, NL) = up to $ 1,500
How to Apply
To apply for an award, please register for the conference and submit an abstract for presentation. You will then be automatically considered for a CIHR-CCNA Travel Award. The abstracts will be examined by a CCNA Conference Poster Review Committee that will decide on who will receive the travel awards.
- The Conference Poster Review Committee will review all eligible applications received by the submission deadline.
- Decisions will be based on the quality of the submitted abstract (Please see the Poster Abstract Submission Form for submission criteria) and availability of funds.
Administration of Award
- The CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program will inform all applicants (i.e., both successful and unsuccessful) in writing whether they have received an award.
- The notice of decision will be sent by Friday, August 5, 2016. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
Funds will be reimbursed following the meetings upon submission of ORIGINAL expense receipts within two months of the conclusion of the conference. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiting of the award. All claimed expenses must be compliant with the CCNA travel expenses reimbursement policy. Original receipts must be mailed to:
Research Financial Planner
Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)
Jewish General Hospital
Lady Davis Institute
3755 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road, Office F-408
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1E2
If you have any questions about these awards please contact Amanda Duncan, Training Program Coordinator: email@example.com
The CCNA would like to acknowledge our funding partners for the CIHR-CCNA Trainee Travel Awards, the Institute of Aging and the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.