Weston Brain Institute: International Fellowships: Canada 2018


Weston Brain Institute


International Fellowships: Canada 2018

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International Fellowships: Canada 2018

Materials for Weston Brain Institute - International Fellowships - Canada 2018

  • Application Template
  • Program Details
  • Program Announcement


The goal of this program is 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 durations)

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Applicants can apply for a total travel period of up to 12 months, which may be comprised of one single trip or multiple back-and-forth trips depending on the needs of the research project. Applications must plan to start traveling no later than September 30th, 2019.

Special Notes

Please read Weston's What We Fund page before applying to determine if your project is in scope.


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

External Deadline

Informational Webinar #1: This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions.
Register for Webinar #1

External Deadline

Informational Webinar #2: This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions. Please note that both webinars will contain the same content.
Register for Webinar #2

Internal Deadline

Applicants to submit completed application along with signed OR-5 to Office of Research (research.services@uoguelph.ca) a minimum of 1 week prior to submission to Weston Brain Institute.

External Deadline

Full applications to be submitted through the Weston Brain Institute’s online grants management system.

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

Office of Research

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

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