International Fellowships in Neuroscience 2015

The Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships in Neuroscience Program will benefit Canada and Canadians by developing leading neuroscientists and enhancing our international reputation for academic excellence and collaboration in the field of neuroscience. The Fellowship will provide an award of $60,000 per year (prorated as needed) for up to 3 Canadian graduate students from the University of Toronto conducting research in neurodegenerative diseases of aging. This award will enable outstanding students to travel to and work in world-renowned labs to further their research. The goal is to build international collaborations, foster influential neuroscience research and bring enhanced research capabilities back to Canada.


Provide funding to U of T graduate students who wish to advance their research on neurodegenerative disease of aging abroad in world-renowned labs and research universities.


$60,000 per year (prorated as needed)


Applicants must be registered as a full-time senior (PhD) graduate student at U of T and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada.

 Applicants who have a distinguished record of academic achievement as well as the ability to demonstrate their promise as a top‐tier researcher and future leader of their respective field will be considered highly.


The application is available at:

 Completed applications can be submitted to Debbie Chau, Data and Awards Officer by email     (

Note: All applicant finalists will be interviewed by the Weston Brain Institute.

Important Dates:     

Submissions Open:  April 28, 2015

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2015

Applicant Finalist Interviews:  July 15 and 16, 2015 (afternoons) and July 20, 2015 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT)

Any questions regarding the International Fellowships in Neuroscience program can be directed to Rachel Reeve at the Weston Brain Institute by email (

The Weston Brain Institute welcomes questions about all our current funding programs to or 416-935-4056.