Spinal cord injury (SCI) has a major impact on more than just those with lived experience. CAN is committed to working with members of the SCI community in Alberta to develop innovative ideas for those living with SCI.
Translation can take different forms whether it involves working with an industry partner in the development and commercialization of SCI technology or with healthcare professionals in the development and/or implementation of a new treatment. A translational component strengthens research capacity by connecting the different partners needed to successfully bring research to those that need it most.
Along with a translational focus, matched funding of a minimum $25,000 in stipend support for the applicant is also required from a partner source. This partner can be from industry, healthcare, community group, etc. Although not required, we encourage the trainee to work with this partner in their career development, where it makes sense, to further develop their knowledge beyond the scope of their research. As well, if the project and funding partner align with the requirements of Mitacs, the funding of this competition can be leveraged in a Mitacs fellowship application. Please make Campus Alberta Neuroscience aware of your intentions to apply to Mitacs prior to administration of funds. For more information on Mitacs, please visit their website or contact the representative on your campus.
Please note the competition closed on August 4, 2020 and applications are currently under review. Final decisions will be made by September 21, 2020 and successful applicants will be notified.
Download the SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Competition Guidelines, Application and BioSketch form for details on how to apply to this competition.
SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Competition Guidelines
SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Competition Biographical Sketch
SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Competition Application
Contact us for more information [email protected] (Att: Shannon Wowk)