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CIHR Skin Research Training Centre
Travel Award


Description: To provide motivation for our scholars to strive for excellence, experience with presenting their final thesis defense, and a means establishing contacts in Canada for their next career step the CIHR-SRTC is pleased to offer a Travelling Scholar Award. This award will provide an opportunity for deserving scholars to visit one or more external academic departments of dermatology or skin research laboratories/institutes (preferably in Canada) over a 1-3 week period. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO ATTEND CONFERENCES.


Requisites: Our scholars will have the chance to apply to this program after they get their thesis work approved for defense by their mentoring team. The excellence of the work will be peer-reviewed and scored based on the quality of the thesis work and the publications generated during their training.


Award: The travelling Scholar venues will be designed by the scholar; and approved and facilitated by his/her mentoring team. Up to $3,500 will be made available per awardee to visit the aforementioned departments or institutes, and present their research to skin research-linked audiences, preferably in Canada.


Responsibilities: The supported scholar will not only serve as an ambassador for the CIHR-SRTC and disseminate knowledge, but also give publicity and help attract new highly trained scholars to our Centre.


Application Materials:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Common CV in CIHR format
  3. Budget justification for applicant’s expenses, which MUST include flight itinerary, hotels selected and number of nights and meal expenses while traveling.
  4. Written confirmation from the visiting institution(s)

Please submit two hard copies of all of the required application materials to Leanne Li (leanne.li@vch.ca).

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