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 be advised, the deadline for this competition has now been extended to 4:00 pm MT, August 4th, 2020.
We appreciate all the questions and concerns we have received from our community through email and our virtual Q&A session. Based on this feedback we have decided to extend the deadline. If you are interested in watching the May 21st Q & A session, please stay tuned, as it should be updated to our website shortly.
We will be engaging with our community in the next several weeks to determine how best to move forward with this competition based on the changing environment. Please stay tuned for more engagement opportunities!
Please note, if you have already completed an application form with the former deadline, you do not need to fill out a new form but please make sure your form is completed with an accurate timeline. We apologize for any inconvenience.
HOW TO APPLY
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
The application deadline is 4:00 pm (MST), August 4, 2020.
Contact us for more information [email protected] (Att: Shannon Wowk)