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Research Fields TEST Neuroscience
Categories Medical Health Sciences
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility A legacy fund created by the estate of Nancy Hettie Clark is used to enrich neuroscience training and support opportunities to network within the wider neuroscience community. Two travel awards of up to $700 each are intended to be awarded annually to a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manitoba. The application deadline is MAY 1. The eligible travel period is between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019, BUT all eligible travel claims must be complete by March 31, 2019.


Eligible trainees are either graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Student candidates must be enrolled as full-time Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, and have a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.5 or greater (University of Manitoba scale). Postdoctoral fellow candidates must be within the first five years after awarding of their doctoral degree and have a full-time appointment at the University of Manitoba or an affiliated hospital or institute. Candidates must demonstrate excellent research performance and potential in a neurosciences-related discipline, and must demonstrate they will disseminate research results that reflect a high-quality contribution by The University of Manitoba.
Value Two travel awards of up to $700 each are intended to be awarded annually to a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manitoba.
Currency Canadian
Tenable at University of Manitoba
Deadlines May 1
Application Details A complete application package consists of the following:

1) Cover letter stating the following (1 page maximum):
  • Application category (PhD student or postdoctoral fellow) and your start date in that position
  • The conference title, location and dates
  • Type of presentation (e.g. poster or oral)
  • The importance of the meeting and significance for career development
  • Any information that would allow reviewers to assess the significance or impact of the conference (e.g. abstracts are peer-reviewed)
  • Clearly state your graduate GPA (students only)

  • 2) Graduate level academic transcript

    3) Listing of scholarly output (publications and presentations)

    4) Support letter from the primary research advisor with (a) a merit assessment of the candidate and project, an (b) confirmation that there is a commitment to cover all eligible travel expenses less the award value

    5) Copy of the submitted abstract

    Submit all materials to info@manitobaneuroscience.ca by MAY 1. The support letter may be appended or sent separately by the research advisor.

    Any questions, please make sure to contact MNN directly at info@manitobaneuroscience.ca. Their website is: www.ManitobaNeuroscience.ca

    Updated: April 6, 2018

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