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 

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 January 31. 2024.


CAN meeting travel award application



Please enter your supervisor's institutional address. An email will be sent to this address asking for confirmation of your status.
University, Research Centre

Meeting Participation question

Priority will be given to participants who are first or presenting author on poster presentations.
I have submitted an abstract for presentation at the CAN meeting
I am first author/presenter of the poster

IBRO travel award eligibility questions

I am a member of the following groups
I agree to be listed as an IBRO awardee on the CAN and IBRO websites if I am awarded an IBRO travel award

BrightFocus Diversity Award Eligibility Questions

I am a member of the following groups
I agree to be listed as a BrightFocus awardee on the BrightFocus and CAN websites if I am awarded a BrightFocus travel award
BrightFocus Diversity Awards and BrightFocus Travel Awards – priority given to trainees working in the following fields (please choose all that apply)