Graduate Funding Opportunities

Scholarships & Studentships


HBI Graduate Recruitment Scholarship in Neuroscience

May 15/October 1

Open to MSc and PhD trainees under the supervision of a full member of the HBI.

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Harley N. Hotchkiss Doctoral Scholarship in Neuroscience

May 15/October 1

Open to PhD trainees under the supervision of a full member of the HBI.

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BRAIN CREATE Graduate Scholarship

May 15

Open to MSc and PhD trainees under the supervision of a full member of the HBI. Research project must involve the development of neurotechnologies and have a potential commercial spinoff.

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HBI International Graduate Recruitment Scholarship

May 15/October 1

Open to international PhD trainees under the supervision of a full member of the HBI.  

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Donald Burns and Louise Berlin Graduate Awards in Dementia Research

May 15/October 1

Open to MSc and PhD trainees in dementia research.

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Spinal Cord, Nerve Injury & Pain Graduate Award

May 15/October 1

This competitive internal award supports graduate students pursing research in the field of spinal cord injury, nerve injury and pain.

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Cumming School of Medicine Scholarships and Financial Support

October 1

Open to MSc and PhD trainees in a CSM-affiliated program.

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Travel Awards


HBI Conference Travel Childcare Award

Rolling

Funds are provided to defray the cost of childcare when travelling to international conferences.

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Keith Sharkey Graduate Travel Award

May 1/October 1

Funds are provided to defray the cost of travel to national conferences.

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Arun Anbazhagan HBI Travel Award

October 1

Travel reimbursement for graduate trainees presenting at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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HBI Conference Travel Award

Rolling

Funds are provided to defray the cost of travel to international conferences.

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HBI External Examiner Travel Program

Rolling

Funding to bring an external examiner in for a PhD defense.

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Other Awards


HBI Trainee Publication Award

January 31, 2020. 

Rewards and recognizes first-authored trainee papers.

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HBI Postdoctoral & PhD Researcher of the Year Award

January 31, 2020. 

Recognizes outstanding trainee research publications in each calendar year.

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HBI Graduate Student Recruitment Program

Rolling. 

Support for HBI members to interview prospective graduate trainees.

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REALISE External Module Registration Award

Rolling. 

Open to REALISE registrants attending approved workshops and courses external to REALISE.

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HBI Conference, Symposia and Workshop Grants

Rolling. 

Funding for local meetings organized by HBI members.

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External Awards


Killam Predoctoral Scholarships

February 1. 

Open to doctoral trainees who have completed at least one year of graduate study before taking up an award.

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Alberta Innovates - Training and Early Career Development

Oct 11, 2019. 

Open to MSc and PhD trainees undertaking health-related research.

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IHSPR Rising Star Award

February 12, 2020. 

Recognizes research and/or KT contributions for which MSc and PhD trainees have had primary responsibility.

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Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Various deadlines. 

Travel funding and stipend for collaborative research projects for 12-24 weeks undertaken in universities overseas.

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David Johnston Research Travel Award

Oct 1. 

Supports travel to a workshop or conference to present research on schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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