CBW Awards

For the 2016 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.

Both internal and external funding opportunities are available to eligible applicants:
1) $5,000 in CBW registration awards is available for the 2016 workshops (to be distributed across all workshops).
2) CIHR Travel Award is available for 2016 workshops.

Interested participants should review the eligibility criteria provided below and complete the application process. Only one of the CBW Registration award or CIHR Travel award will be awarded to any one applicant in 2016, not both awards, so please choose the most appropriate award to your situation.

CBW Registration Award

The CBW 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 2016 CBW workshop
- Have not received a CIHR travel award to attend a workshop. While both awards may be applied for, only one of CBW Registration award or CIHR Travel award will be awarded to any one applicant in 2016, not both awards.

Deadline:
Applications for awards must be received by 3pm EDT one month prior to the start date of the workshop. The same deadline for online application to the workshop is used, so please refer to each workshop's information page. Decisions will be announced 2 days thereafter.

Application Requirements:
1) A completed application for a 2016 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: CBW 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 2016 and will inform only successful applicants by email approximately one month prior to the workshop start date. For example, if the workshop starts on June 8, 2016, then recipients will be notified by May 11, 2016. Only two (2) applicants per workshop will receive funding based on availability of funding.

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





CIHR Travel Award

The CIHR 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 2016 CBW workshop
- Have not received a CBW registration award to attend a workshop. While both awards may be applied for, only a CBW Registration award or CIHR Travel award will be awarded to any one applicant in 2016, not both awards.

Deadline:
Applications for awards must be received by 3pm EST one month prior to the start date of the workshop. The same deadline for online application to the workshop is used, so please refer to each workshop's information page.

Application Requirements:
1) A completed application for a 2016 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 CIHR 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: CIHR 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 2015 and will inform only successful applicants by email approximately one month prior to the workshop start date. For example, if the workshop starts on June 8, 2016, then recipients will be notified by May 11, 2016.

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