2018 CAN Young Investigator Award

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

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).

To Apply: 

Nomination material:

  • One nomination letter (signed by a member in good standing of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience)
  • Maximum of two optional letters of recommendation
  • Current Full CIHR CV plus a complete list of all publications
  • A list of five (5) of the nominee’s most important published papers

The candidates must be prepared to attend the annual meeting to receive the award and deliver a lecture.

All documents must be submitted to the chair of the CAN Nominations Committee, Dr. Freda Miller at the following address: awards@can-acn.org. Decisions are made by the CAN Nominations Committee.
Application deadline is February 9th, 2018.

(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). Time spent on parental leave does not count towards the 7-year limit.