Funding Programs

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) was developed to increase the connectedness, scope, scale, success, and impact of neuroscience and mental health research, education, and translation in Alberta. CAN’s best avenues for impact are through bringing people together to develop and enhance collaborations. CAN offers two programs to support the collaborative engagement of Alberta’s neuroscience community.

Academic Exchange

Campus Alberta Neuroscience Academic Exchange (CANAE) Program
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) offers this program to support neuroscience and mental health exchange visitors to our affiliated Alberta institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge. The long-term goal of the program is to strengthen research, clinical, educational, and translational collaborations amongst the three universities.


Download the Academic Exchange (CANAE) Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program.


If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].


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Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship

Spinal Cord Injury Innovation and Translation Competition
Campus Alberta Neuroscience, in partnership with the The Alberta Paraplegic Foundation, is hosting a postdoctoral fellowship competition to promote translational spinal cord injury (SCI) research in Alberta. The objectives of this competition are to support the training of high-quality personnel, translational research and provincial collaborations.

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.


Download the SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Guidelines, Application and BioSketch form for details on how to apply to this competition.

SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Guidelines

SCI Innovation and Translation Biographical Sketch

SCI Innovation and Translation Fellowship Application

The Application deadline is 4:00 pm (MST), August 4, 2020.

Contact us for more information [email protected] (Att: Shannon Wowk)

Entrepreneurship Grant

Campus Alberta Neuroscience Entrepreneurship Grant Program
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) is not currently offering any Entrepreneurship Grants at this time. Please refer back in April for a potential announcement.

Making an Expense Claim

Travel and Expense Claims Reimbursement Procedure
All successful applicants of a Campus Alberta Neuroscience program must submit a Research Accounting Expense Claim form with supporting documentation.

All expense claim forms are reimbursed according to the University of Calgary’s Travel and Expense Claim Handbook . The process for submitting claims may vary slightly depending on the applicant’s home institution. Please see the Program Expense Claim Guidelines before submitting an expense claim.

If you have any questions in regard to completion of the Expense Claim form, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].


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