Denyse Lajoie-Lake Fellowship in Brain Research
The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) seeks to develop future medical research leaders by facilitating advanced training following medical specialty training. The Denyse Lajoie-Lake Fellowship in Brain Research will provide financial assistance for neurological research facilitated by the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
Donor: Dr. David Lake
- Applicant must provide evidence of eligibility for inclusion on the educational register of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).
- Supervisor must be a faculty member of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and a full member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.
Value: HBI award $40,000/year; research allowance $5,000. Required supervisor contribution $10,000/year. Combined HBI-supervisor award total $50,000/year (not including research allowance).
Number of awards available: One
Duration: One year, funding available 2021-2022
Where Tenable: University of Calgary
- A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with five years or less of full-time training after PhD or other advanced degree.
- The PDF must spend at least 60% of their fellowship on site at the HBI. The Education Director must be informed of extended periods of absence (greater than 3 weeks) from the HBI.
- Funding under this program is only available to full HBI members for one postdoctoral fellow at a time.
- HBI support does not include benefits.
- Funding cannot be allocated to a PDF remaining in the laboratory where they received their PhD.
- The host laboratory must top-up the HBI contribution through a commitment of $10,000.
- Individuals obtaining external support (i.e. tri-council, AI-HS, or equivalent) or any other internal funding must immediately inform the HBI Education Director to enable re-allocation of HBI funding to other trainees.
- Funding will be subject to budget availability.
Selection Process: Applications will be adjudicated by a subcommittee of the HBI Education Committee.
Deadline: June 30
Applications should include:
- one-page description of the research project
- clear indication of the time allocated to research and to clinical training/service
- two letters of reference
- applicant’s CV
- letter from the supervisor providing:
- list of fellows in their associated program and the current source of their funding;
- supervisor’s CCV (CIHR bio-sketch preferred);
- list of the supervisor’s currently funded grants (if not in CCV);
- and a commitment by the supervisor to provide top-up support for the applicant ($10,000) if successful in obtaining this award.
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary