Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships: Canada


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International Fellowships: Canada

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Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships: Canada

Materials for Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships - Canada

  • Request for Applications
  • Application Template
  • Program Details


Neurodegenerative diseases of aging are among the least understood and most undertreated diseases today. If ignored, the social and economic costs of managing these diseases will continue to rise. Meeting these challenges requires pioneering approaches to accelerating treatments.

The program will support top Canadian PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned international labs for up to 12 months, to further their translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Goal: To accelerate the careers of top Canadian PhD students by providing funding to conduct research in the labs of leading scientists. This will enable awardees to build international collaborations with world class labs, conduct influential neuroscience research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging, and bring enhanced research capabilities back to Canada. This fellowship will enrich the careers of awardees, preparing them to obtain more prestigious postdoctoral positions, and increasing their competitiveness for future positions as leaders in neuroscience in Canada.


Applicant eligibility: Eligible Applicants must be current PhD students at Canadian universities who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be willing to travel to and conduct translational research on neurodegenerative disease(s) of aging while studying abroad in a world class laboratory.

Project eligibility: Projects must meet the following conditions to be eligible:

  • Be translational research that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
  • Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool.

Maximum Project Value

Up to $60,000 per awardee per year (prorated as needed, at $5,000 per month for shorter travel duration).

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Up to 12 months


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Researchers must submit the full application and signed OR-5 to Office of Research (research.services@uoguelph.ca) a minimum of one week prior to submission to Weston Brain Institute. Researchers will be notified by Weston on the award decision approximately two months after their application submission. 

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through Weston Brain Institute’s online Grants Management System.

An application for the International Fellowships program requires a completed application, CV, transcripts from all attended universities, and letters of support. Applications will be reviewed by a scientific review committee. Top scoring applicants will be invited for an interview to select the awardees.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

Weston Brain Institute
Matthew Sacheli - Research Programs Specialist
Email: matthew.sacheli@westonbrain.org
Phone: 416-967-7828

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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