HBI International Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Recruitment Program

The HBI International Strategy enables strategic international collaborations outside North America, made possible by the Rebecca Hotchkiss International Scholars Exchange (RHISE) program. This award will help support HBI members to recruit outstanding international graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the institute and advance research through international collaboration.

Full time members of the HBI are eligible to apply for support to interview prospective graduate students or postdoctoral fellows residing outside of North America. Researchers applying under this program should have an active funded research program that will provide a superior training environment for a trainee.

The purpose of this program is to help defray costs associated with recruitment visits of prospective international trainees. The amount available for each supervisor will be a maximum of $1,500. This can be applied to costs associated with the visit of one or more students in accordance with usual U of C travel regulations.

The program allows for one award per lab in an academic year.

Donor: Hotchkiss Family Foundation

Field of Study: Brain and Mental Health

Award Value: Up to $1,500 CAD

Number: Variable

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Adjudication: Awards will be adjudicated by the HBI Director, International Strategy

Where Tenable: University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Application Process:
Faculty applying for support from this program to help cover the costs of a prospective student visit should submit a request to Dr. Sarah McFarlane, Director, Education, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, hbi.education@ucalgary.ca

Requests must contain the name, location, educational background and/or CV of the prospective trainee and a statement from the HBI member on use of funds and rationale for the potential recruitment of the candidate.

Applications will be funded upon a first-come first-serve basis until funds allocated under this program are exhausted in a given year. In the event of application pressure in excess of program funding, candidates will be ranked on the basis of information supplied with the application.