Travel Awards for the CAN meeting

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) provides travel awards for students and post-doctoral fellows to cover part of the costs associated with meeting attendance.

BrightFocus Travel Awards – New partnership for 2023

BrightFocus funds ground-breaking research in an urgent effort to discover cures for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides expert information about these diseases. CAN is pleased to announce a new partnership with BrightFocus to support trainee participation in the CAN meeting for travel fellowships, including diversity fellowships.

All areas of neuroscience research are welcome and all trainees are invited to apply, but priority will be given to researchers working in the BrightFocus target areas of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and to members of under-represented groups including women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people from a low socio-economic background, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, first generation PhD or MD for your family, and people attending smaller universities (non U15 universities in Canada).

Bright Focus Travel Awards will be attributed in two categories: BrightFocus Diversity Awards (for trainees from under-represented groups) and BrightFocus Travel Awards (open to all), and awards will be attributed based on eligibility.

IBRO Travel awards for members of underrepresented groups

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) provides travel awards for the CAN meeting to promote the participation of students and post-doctoral fellows that are part of under-represented groups and that come from small Canadian universities (non U-15 universities).

There is a single application form for travel awards.

Submission deadline is February 7, 2023


This form is currently closed for submissions.