International Fellowships: Canada 2018

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The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our International Fellowships: Canada 2018 Program. The program will support top Canadian PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned international labs for up to 12 months, to further their translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.


Program overview

Goal:   To accelerate the careers of top Canadian PhD students by providing funding to conduct research in the labs of leading scientists. This will enable awardees to build international collaborations with world class labs, conduct influential neuroscience research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging, and bring enhanced research capabilities back to Canada. This fellowship will enrich the careers of awardees, preparing them to obtain more prestigious postdoctoral positions, and increasing their competitiveness for future positions as leaders in neuroscience in Canada.

Funding:   Up to $60,000 per awardee per year (prorated as needed, at $5,000 per month for shorter travel durations)

Applicant eligibility:   Eligible Applicants must be current PhD students at Canadian universities who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be willing to travel to and conduct translational research on neurodegenerative disease(s) of aging while studying abroad in a world class laboratory.

Project eligibility:  Projects must meet the following conditions to be eligible:

  • Be translational research that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
  • Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool.

Important dates

Online System Open for Application:      Monday, January 29, 2018

Program Information Webinar #1:           Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 1:00pm EST

Program Information Webinar #2:           Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 1:00pm EDT

Application Deadline:                                    Friday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT


Application process

Applications are submitted through the Institute’s online grants management system.

An application for the International Fellowships program requires a completed application, CV, transcripts from all attended universities, and letters of support. Applications will be reviewed by a scientific review committee. Top scoring applicants will be invited for an interview to select the awardees.

Program details

Request for applications (RFA)

Application template

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Program Information Webinar

The Weston Brain Institute will be holding an online Info Webinar for this funding opportunity on Thursday, February 22 at 1:00 pm EST. This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions.

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A second online Info Webinar for this funding opportunity will be held on Thursday, March 22 at 1:00 pm EDT. Please note that both webinars will contain the same content.

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The Institute welcomes inquiries about this request for applications or any of our other funding opportunities. We would be pleased to hear from you at either neuro@weston.ca or +1 416-935-4056.