Events and Travel Awards

Annual Meeting

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The 4th Canadian Conference on Epigenetics, sponsored by the CEEHRC network, will be held on November 26-29, 2017 in Whistler, BC. Travel awards will be available to Trainees and Science Communicators - please see details below. The full programme and other details will follow soon!

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Travel Awards

Application form for all travel awards can be downloaded here. All applications will be reviewed by at least three CEEHRC Network members.

Research Trainees / Medical Students

Funding is available to assist graduate students, postdoctoral fellows*, and medical students at eligible Canadian institutions** with the cost of travel to present abstracts at national and international epigenetics meetings.

  • Canadian Conference on Epigenetics/CEEHRC annual meeting (November 26-29, 2017, Whistler, BC): each award will cover the cost of registration (including shared room and meals), plus reimbursement of economy class travel costs up to $500. Applications due September 1, 2017.
  • IHEC annual meeting (October 12-14, 2017, Berlin, Germany): each award will cover the cost of registration plus reimbursement of economy class travel / accommodation costs up to $1,000. Applications due July 1, 2017.
  • All other meetings: up to $500 per award for Canadian meetings; up to $1,000 per award for international meetings. Applications are due one month before the start of the fiscal quarter in which the conference takes place, as follows:
    • Conference Date Application Due Date
      Jan 1 - March 31 Dec 1
      April 1 - June 30 March 1
      July 1 - Sep 30 June 1
      Oct 1 - Dec 31 Sep 1

*Postdoctoral fellows - and trainees in equivalent positions (e.g. research associates) - are eligible to apply if they have held their PhD or MD degree for less than five years as of the application deadline date.

**The trainee and/or their supervisor must be affiliated with an institution that is authorized to administer Tri-Council grant and award funds – see list.

Science Communicators / Knowledge Dissemination Experts

As part of CEEHRC’s outreach mandate, funding is available to allow science communication and knowledge dissemination professionals to attend the network’s annual meeting. Our definition of knowledge dissemination professionals includes, but is not limited to, journalists (traditional and new media); educators; and representatives of patient groups, charitable foundations, and similar organizations.

As a condition of funding, the awardees will communicate the contents of the meeting to their target audiences. All dissemination products must be made available in English and/or French (in addition to other languages, as appropriate to the intended audience), and must target Canadian or global audiences. Priority will be given to qualified Canadian applicants.

Each award will cover the cost of meeting registration (which includes all accommodation and meals), plus reimbursement of economy class travel costs up to $1,000. Applications due September 1, 2017.