CAN Awards

The Canadian Association give awards yearly in the following categories

CAN New Investigator Award

The CAN New Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research achievements by a neuroscientist at the early stage of his or her career.

Candidates are proposed by neuroscientists who are members of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, and the winner is chosen by the CAN Nominations Committee.

Learn more about the CAN New Investigator Award

CAN Outreach and Advocacy Awards

Since 2016, the Canadian Association for Neuroscience has been awarded CAN Outreach & Advocacy Awards to individuals and groups who have made exceptional contributions to the promotion of neuroscience research in Canada.

This award honours the best neuroscience outreach and advocacy initiatives in Canada.  It consists of a $1000 prize and the opportunity to present your advocacy work at the CAN meeting.

CAN-CIHR INMHA Brain Star Awards

CAN is proud to have partnered with CIHR-INMHA to bring back the Brain Star awards. Through this partnership, CAN has agreed to manage the submission process, the peer-review and the promotion of the winners of the Brain Star Award competition.  Learn more here:

CAN Travel Awards

Travel awards are available to trainees CAN members who attend the Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting.  The amount of the awards are adjusted based on the geographical proximity of the meeting to the applicant’s home laboratory.  More details can be found on the meeting webpage.