CBW Awards

For the 2017 workshop season, the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops is again pleased to offer award opportunities to eligible participants. The CBW recognizes the need to gain advanced training in bioinformatics and advance research, and has secured award funding to make this possible.

Two funding opportunities are available to eligible applicants:
1) Registration awards are available for the 2017 workshops (to be distributed across all workshops).
2) Travel Awards are available for 2017 workshops.

Interested participants should review the eligibility criteria provided below and complete the application process. Any one applicant will only be granted a single Registration award or a single Travel award, not both awards, so please choose the most appropriate award to your situation.

Please note that the Microbiome Summer School is not eligible for awards through CBW.

Registration Award

The registration award will cover the registration fee for two (2) participant's for each workshop (2-day workshop: $475+TAX; or 3-day workshops: $700+TAX; or 5-day workshop: $950+TAX).

Eligibility Criteria:
- Must be a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow or clinical fellow
- Must be attending a Canadian university, college, teaching hospital or not-for profit research institution
- Must have completed an application for a 2017 CBW workshop
- Have not received a travel award to attend a workshop. While both awards may be applied for, only a Registration award or a Travel award will be awarded to any one applicant in 2017, not both awards.

Deadline:
Applications for awards must be received by 3pm EDT April 3rd. Award announcements will be sent shortly after application acceptance announcements.

Application Requirements:
1) A completed application for a 2017 CBW workshop

2) A full resume (5 page maximum). Resumes may be submitted online with the application, or in Word or PDF format to course_info@bioinformatics.ca

3) A letter of reference from your immediate supervisor stating:

  • Applicant name and status or position
  • Workshop being applied for
  • Impact of workshop on applicant's career development
  • Relevance of workshop to applicant's research project

Letters of reference must be sent directly from the referee to course_info@bioinformatics.ca. The same letter of reference may be used as for the application as long as all of the above content is addressed in the letter.

4) A 750 word proposal (Times New Roman, 12pt Font) that includes the following information:

  • Name and status or position
  • Workshop being applied for
  • A lay description of your research project
  • How attendance in the stated workshop will benefit both the project and your skills
  • How the skills gained in the workshop will benefit your career


Submission Details:
Award applications must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit complete applications in Word or PDF format to course_info@bioinformatics.ca. In the subject line state: Registration Award Application.

Review Process:
Award applications will be reviewed by an appointed Award Review Committee. The Committee will review all complete applications received for each workshop in 2017 and will inform only successful applicants by email shortly after confirmation of workshop acceptance. Only two (2) applicants per workshop will receive funding based on availability of funding.

The Registration award will be issued as a reimbursement of registration payment to the participant upon return of all relevant receipts.





Travel Award

The travel award will cover the travel and accommodation fees for attendance at a workshop. Registration fees will be the responsibility of the participant.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Must be a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow or clinical fellow
- Must be attending a Canadian university, college, teaching hospital or not-for profit research institution
- Must not reside in the city (or vicinity) of the workshop location
- Must have completed an application for a 2017 CBW workshop
- Have not received a registration award to attend a workshop. While both awards may be applied for, only a Registration award or a Travel award will be awarded to any one applicant in 2017, not both awards.

Deadline:
Applications for awards must be received by 3pm EDT April 3rd. Award announcements will be sent shortly after application acceptance announcements.

Application Requirements:
1) A completed application for a 2017 CBW workshop

2) A full resume (5 page maximum). Resumes may be submitted online with the application, or in Word or PDF format to course_info@bioinformatics.ca

3) A letter of reference from your immediate supervisor stating:

  • Applicant name and status or position
  • Workshop being applied for
  • Impact of workshop on applicant's career development
  • Relevance of workshop to applicant's research project

Letters of reference must be sent directly from the referee to course_info@bioinformatics.ca. The same letter of reference may be used as for the application as long as all of the above content is addressed in the letter.

4) A 750 word proposal (Times New Roman, 12pt Font) that includes the following information:

  • Name and status or position
  • Workshop being applied for
  • A lay description of your research project
  • How travel assistance to the stated workshop will benefit both the project and your skills
  • How the skills gained in the workshop will benefit your career


Submission Details:
Award applications must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit complete applications in Word or PDF format to course_info@bioinformatics.ca. In the subject line state: Travel Award Application.

Review Process:
Award applications will be reviewed by an appointed Award Review Committee. The Committee will review all complete applications received for each workshop in 2017 and will inform only successful applicants by email shortly after they receive workshop acceptance notifications.

The Travel award will be be reimbursed to the participant upon return of all relevant receipts.