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Stimulus Funding Programs for Student Members of the Network

Travel Awards To Present Research Findings at Canadian or International Scientific Events

Purposes :

  • To give student members of the Network the opportunity to present their research findings at national and international scientific events,
  • To allow them to meet internationally renowned researchers in the field of aging.
Eligibility requirements :
  • The findings to be presented must be the result of research in the field of aging that is consistent with the objectives and orientations of the Network's 2017-2023 Scientific Program, and the event at which they will be presented must be a Canadian or international scientific conference, symposium, or colloquium,
  • The applicant must be a student member of the Network (M.Sc., Ph.D., or postdoctoral level) at the time that the application is submitted,
  • The student's thesis supervisor must provide funding equal to 25 to 50% of the student's total expenses for the event (registration, travel, meals and accommodation),
  • Be first author or co-first author of an oral presentation,
  • Be first author of a poster presentation,
  • *Submit electronic application by January 15 (events to be held between April 1 and September 30) or by July 15 (events to be held between October 1 and March 31) of each year
  • An applicant may submit only one application per competition.

*Confirmation of acceptance of the abstract is not mandatory on the closing date of the competition. It is required for the evaluation of the application.

Value :

  • Maximum $600 per event.

    The award cannot be used for another conference other than the one for which it is requested

Application procedure :

  • Click on the following link www.rqrv.com, go to the on-line application form for this award, then fill out this form and use it to attach and  submit electronic versions of the following required documents:
    • A brief letter from your thesis supervisor, describing your contribution to the research on aging that you will be presenting, its relationship to the objectives and orientations of the Network's 2017-2023 Scientific Program, and must include the amount of funding that the supervisor will be contributing to your travel expenses,
    • Abstract of submitted presentation and acknowledgement of receipt from the organizing committee,
    • A document from the organizing committee confirming that your presentation has been accepted (if you have the document at the time that you are applying for this travel award).

Evaluation procedure :

  • The RQRV Executive Committee determines the eligibility of each application,
  • Incomplete applications will be declared ineligible.

Recipient's commitment :

  • Acknowledge the Network's support in the oral or poster presentation.
  • Be present and submit an abstract at the RQRV Research Days to be held on October 1 and 2 of each year

Payment method :

  • A cheque will be sent to the recipient by postal mail, at his or her personal address or by direct deposit upon presentation of original invoices.

Application deadlines :

  • January 15 and July 15 of each year.