Funding Opportunity: CIHR-CCNA Travel Awards to Attend CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.


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:


Terrence Li

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:

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.