The CAN Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research achievements by a young neuroscientist at the early stage of his or her career. Read about our first two laureates:
Award: The awardee will have the opportunity to present at the CAN annual meeting. The award consists of economy class travel to the meeting, accommodation at the conference hotel for three nights, complimentary conference registration and a $1000 award presented at the CAN annual meeting (1)
Eligibility: Candidates must hold a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent), hold an academic or independent research appointment, be within 7 years of their first appointment in a Canadian university or affiliated research institution at the time of application (2) and must be a current member in good standing with the Canadian Association for Neuroscience.
Nomination Material: A letter of nomination signed by three CAN regular members, along with the CV of the nominee should be submitted to the chair of the CAN nominations committee, Dr. Yves De Koninck at the following address: email@example.com. Decisions are made by the CAN awards committee.
To Apply:The deadline for application for the 2013 award is February 1st 2013.
(1) Travel to be arranged by the recipient. Hotel accommodation will be made by CAN. Receipts for travel to be sent to the CAN Secretariat within 14 days after the conference for reimbursement of expenses, plus the honorarium.
(2) Time spent in research appointments in a non-academic setting (e.g., industry, government) count towards the 7-year limit if the candidate has been actively engaged in research, as demonstrated by the candidate’s publication record, and the candidate was not considered to be in training (e.g., as a student or postdoctoral fellow).