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Conference, symposium and workshop grants

Funding under this program is intended to benefit Hotchkiss Brain Institute researchers and trainees by enabling participation of national and international experts organized by Hotchkiss Brain Institute members to support costs incurred by conferences or other events such as expenses for invited speakers. The ambition of these grants is to assist conferences bring distinguished researchers and experts in the Neurosciences for exposure to the research community.

Eligibility: The meeting topic should be relevant to the research and training goals of the HBI.Conferences, symposia and workshops should normally be held in Alberta (or in exceptionalcircumstances in Western Canada) and the organization should involve significant input andparticipation of HBI members. It is expected that effort will be given to providing access andattendance of students and fellows.

Use of funds: Funds are provided primarily to defray the costs of travel and accommodation forinvited speakers to support a conference. Funding for "satellite" conferences or workshops islimited to offsetting travel costs (ground transportation and accommodation) from the site of themajor conference to Alberta. The maximum amount available for a conference, symposium orworkshop is $1000.00.

Application process: A letter addressed to the Education Director outlining the name of theconference and sponsoring organization, names of organizing committee members, themeeting location and the tentative program for the conference, including names and positionsof speakers and the expected numbers of attendees (including trainees) from the HBI.Alternately, a copy of a conference support application to another agency (eg ; universityconference support program etc) may be submitted along with a note indicating the relevanceof this meeting for HBI support as per the eligibility conditions outlined above.

Send your application to:

Dr. G. Cam Teskey

Education Director, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

c/o jason.ng1@ucalgary.ca