Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships in Neuroscience 2016

The Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships in Neuroscience Program will benefit Canada and Canadians by developing leading neuroscientists, enhancing our international reputation for academic excellence and collaboration and bringing enhanced research capabilities back to Canada in the field of neuroscience. The Fellowship  is a funding opportunity ($60,000 per year per student) open to University of Toronto PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned labs to further their translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.


Goal:               Provide U of T graduate students with support to advance their translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging abroad in world-renowned labs and research universities.

Funding:        $60,000 per year per student

Eligibility:     Applicants must be registered as a full-time senior PhD student at University of Toronto and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada.

Students will be selected based on their ability to represent and advance Canada’s international reputation for academic excellence and collaboration in the field of neuroscience; the impact their research will have on Canada and Canadians and the anticipated outcomes; their distinguished record of academic achievement; the ability to demonstrate their promise as a top-tier researchers and future leaders of their respective fields and the quality of the host labs. The lab should be among the world leaders in the students’ proposed research area.

Application Opens: December 1, 2015

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Short-list Interviews: May 2, 2016 from 12:30-5:30 PM Eastern (Applicants should make sure they are available on this date)

Award Announcement: May 2016

For more information on this program and to learn how to submit an application click here


Any questions regarding the International Fellowships in Neuroscience program can be directed to Rachel Reeve at the Weston Brain Institute by email (Rachel.Reeve@Weston.ca) or by phone at 416-965-5656.

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