Travel Awards – Institute Community Support (Winter 2019)


Through the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program, the CIHR Institutes and Initiatives are launching the ICS Travel Awards competition for students, postdoctoral fellows, new investigators and knowledge users to present their own research at national and international meetings and/or conferences.

This ICS Travel Awards competition will not support travel for research skills development or update, exchange programs or lectureships.

The ICS Travel Awards Funding Opportunity is expected:

  • To provide travel funds to individuals in aid of research and knowledge translation activities consistent with the CIHR initiative’s priorities or CIHR institutes’ vision, mandate and strategic directions. In addition to this overarching objective, each participating institute/initiative have their own relevant Research Areas, outlined in the “Sponsor Description” section of this funding opportunity

Funds Available

CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to awards received as a result of this funding opportunity.


For an application to be eligible:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be either:
    1. A Traineemust be registered in a master’s or doctoral program OR be at the post-doctoral or post–health professional degree stage.
    2. An Independent Researcher: appointed at an eligible institution (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines). At the time of application, the NPA must also be an investigator (early career). That means the NPA must be within five years (60 months) of their first academic or research appointment (i.e. appointment as an independent researcher providing eligibility to apply for grants and supervise trainees).
    3. Knowledge User affiliated with a CIHR eligible institution (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).
  2. The Nominated Principal Applicant MUST be the first author and presenter of the presentation or poster.
  3. Individuals are limited to ONE CIHR ICS Travel Award application per competition. Each application can only contain ONE presentation or paper; any additional presentation, paper or abstracts will be deleted.
  4. Only ONE ICS Travel Award will be awarded to a recipient in any fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
  5. Travel must occur from April 1, 2019(Funding Start Dateto October 31, 2019, unless otherwise specified in the “Sponsor Description” section by an institute or initiative.
  6. ICS Travel Awards are available to Canadians studying within Canada and abroad, and to Canadians and non-Canadians affiliated with a Canadian Institution at the time of the application deadline.
  7. Please see the “Sponsor Description” section of this funding opportunity for details on the Eligibility Requirements specific to each participating institute or initiative.

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