Travel Awards Available: CCS and CIHR
Two important Travel Award competitions are now accepting applications to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. While primarily targeted to trainees, funding is also available in some cases for post-doctoral and clinical fellows, as well as early-career researchers.
Canadian Cancer Society – 3rd Competition (2018)
Application Deadline: September 15th 2018
Value: up to $2,000
View full details of this opportunity here: http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/travel-awards/
Candidates must be attending a conference for the purpose of presenting data (paper or poster presentation) from a cancer-related project on a first-author or presenter basis. Applications will be accepted for conference dates within 6 months of the competition deadline date. Applications will not be accepted for conferences that have already taken place. Note that acknowledgement of CCS funding must be included in the paper or poster.
Applicants must be either a:
- registered student in a PhD or MD/PhD program
- post-doctoral fellow (within 5 years of attaining their PhD)
- medical resident/clinical fellow (within 5 years of attaining their MD)
At the time of the conference, PhD/MD students must be registered at an eligible Canadian host institution.
Canadian Institutes for Health Research – ICS Travel Awards 2018
Application Deadline: August 23, 2018
Value: Varies by Institute, typically $1000-$2000
ARCC Note: Funds awarded under this competition can be used to support attendance at ARCC2019 in Halifax!
View full details of this opportunity here: https://bit.ly/2K0Xppy
Through the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program, CIHR institutes and initiatives are launching the ICS Travel Awards competition for trainees (students registered in a master’s or doctoral program or at the post-doctoral or post–health professional degree stage), independent researchers – early career investigators – and knowledge users to present their own research at national and international meetings and/or conferences.
Eligibility to Apply
For an application to be eligible:
- The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be either:
- A Trainee: must be registered in a master’s or doctoral program OR be at the post-doctoral or post–health professional degree stage.
- An Independent Researcher: appointed at an eligible institution (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines). At the time of application, the NPA must also be an investigator (early career). That means the NPA must be within five years (60 months) of their first academic or research appointment (i.e. appointment as an independent researcher providing eligibility to apply for grants and supervise trainees).
- Knowledge User.
- The Nominated Principal Applicant MUST be the first author and presenter of the presentation or poster.
- Individuals are limited to one CIHR ICS Travel Award application per competition. Each application can only contain ONE presentation or paper; any additional presentation, paper or abstracts will be deleted.
- Only one ICS Travel Award will be awarded to a recipient in any fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
- Travel must occur from October 1, 2018 (Funding Start Date) to June 30, 2019, unless otherwise specified in the “Sponsor Description” section by an institute or initiative.
- ICS Travel Awards are available to Canadians studying within Canada and abroad, and to Canadians and non-Canadians affiliated with a Canadian Institution at the time of the application deadline.
- Please see the “Sponsor Description” section of this funding opportunity for details on the Eligibility Requirements specific to each participating institute or initiative.
Specific information for ICR and IHSPR shown below. For other institutes, visit https://bit.ly/2K0Xppy
CIHR – Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
CIHR-ICR will provide funding for Trainees only (persons registered in a master’s or doctoral program or at the post-doctoral or post–health professional degree stage) to present their own research (oral or poster), relevant to the Institute’s mandate or strategic priorities, at national or international meetings, conferences or symposia. Priority will be given to research that aligns with ICR’s current research priority areas.
Current Research Priority Areas are:
- Targeting High Fatality Cancers
- Health Economics and Health Services Research in Cancer Control
- Redressing Cancer Risk Factor Disparities and Prevention Service Inequities
- The maximum amount for a single award is $1,200.
CIHR – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
CIHR-IHSPR will provide funding for applications requesting support to travel to national and international meetings, conferences or symposia to present research that is determined to be relevant to the following strategic research areas:
- Healthy aging in the community
- Innovations in healthcare financing and funding (including international comparisons)
- eHealth Innovations
- Learning health systems
For more information, please visit the Building the foundation for a pan-Canadian vision and strategy for Health Services and Policy Research web page.
- The maximum amount for a single award is $1,500.
Specific Eligibility Requirements:
- CIHR-IHSPR will provide funding for Trainees (master’s and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows) and independent researcher – early career investigators.
- CIHR-IHSPR will provide funding for travel that occurs between the application deadline and June 30, 2019.
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