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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging (CIHR- IA), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institutes of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR- INMHA) and the Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD), seek to encourage networking and exchange of ideas among emerging scholars working within all aspects of dementia. In particular, we would like to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and cross-disciplinary exposure of research on dementia. To meet these ends this competition provides travel funds for masters and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, medical students, residents and fellows to attend the 8th CCD.

The CIHR will partner with the CCD to provide support for trainee travel awards.

Please note that this year there will be a limited number of awards with preference to those submitting research abstracts. 

The maximum amount for a single award is $1,200.00 depending on the location of where the recipient is based.

Please see below for a breakdown:

  • Canadians studying abroad = $500 to $1,200 CAD
  • Residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan = $500 to $1,000 CAD
  • Residents of Manitoba = $500 to $800 CAD
  • Residents of Eastern Canada (NB, NS, PE, NL) = $500 to $800 CAD
  • Residents of Quebec = $500 to $800 CAD (National Capital Region residents are not eligible)
  • Residents of Ontario = $500 CAD (National Capital Region residents are not eligible).


Air: Awardees will be reimbursed for the most economical airfare available only. Air travel claims must include original boarding passes along with the e-ticket, or (if issued) the back coupon from a paper air ticket, when claim is submitted.

Train, buses and other transportation: Please provide original receipts and boarding passes.

Private vehicle: The mileage rate for travel by private automobile is $0.40 per km. The maximum reimbursement for vehicular travel may not exceed the comparable sum of air travel plus ground transportation costs.


Please include original receipt.


Original receipts are required.

Awardees will not be reimbursed for meals or incidental expenses

Application deadline: August 21st, 2015

Anticipated date of notification: September 4th, 2015


This competition is open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants working in Canada.


  1. A cover letter with an explanation of how attending will benefit your clinical and/or research career relating to dementia in Canada (maximum 2 pages).
  2. A copy of your curriculum vitae.
  3. Proposed travel itinerary and budget justification. Indicate other travel funds available and those for which you have applied.
  4. A letter of support from your supervisor, to include confirmation of enrolment in a graduate program, or confirmation of status as a post-doctoral fellow, at a recognized Canadian or American academic institution. For medical students, residents and fellows, please provide a letter of support from your primary supervisor.


A committee consisting of CIHR and CCD appointees will evaluate the application based on the criteria stated below:

  1. Demonstrated academic excellence
  2. Benefit of attending the conference to the candidate's research and /or clinical career in dementia in Canada
  3. Justification of budget and financial need

Please mail, fax or e-mail completed applications by application deadline
(August 21st, 2015).
Receipt of e-mails will be acknowledged.

Applicants receiving travel awards will be notified by September 4th, 2015.

Dr. Ron Keren
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre, 5-105-1
550 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2A2

Fax: The Canadian Conference on Dementia – Attn: Dr. Ron Keren – 416-597-1074

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