CCNA Trainee Research Support Program

CCNA Trainee Research Support Program

Supporting New and Upcoming researchers

in Canadian Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

Now Accepting Applications

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

The CCNA Trainee Research Support Program provides up to $1000 to full-time CCNA trainees on a competitive basis to support the research activities of trainees within the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration and Aging. Funding for CCNA trainee-led, non-thesis projects will help to provide funding to trainees who may not have access to the necessary resources and support from other avenues.

Eligible categories:

  • Publication and abstract fees for trainee-led research relevant to the CCNA’s objectives.
  • Research-related materials (e.g., licensing for neuropsychiatric assessments).
  • Access to datasets and analysis.
  • Software licensing not provided by an institution.
  • Conference registration and travel.
  • Organizing a conference or event at your home institution related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.
  • Bringing a guest speaker on campus, excluding honoraria fees.
  • Developing a new or enhanced project that meets significant community needs.
  • Other materials or resources that do not fall under the above categories may also be considered, provided a sufficient rationale is given.

What is not funded:

  • Projects unrelated to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.
  • Funding to be applied retroactively.
  • Projects that form part of a student’s required curriculum or program.
  • Honoraria and salaries.
  • Space, technology, or equipment required for research.
  • Software licensing for research-related activities that is provided by institutions.
  • Alcohol-related expenses.

Application process and requirements:

  • Complete the application form (see below).
  • Provide a very brief letter of support from your CCNA-affiliated supervisor. Letters of support should be send to:

Selection criteria:

Applications will be judged on originality, quality, and completeness of the application, funding required in the context of other requests and funding available, and feasibility of the project or initiative.

Please ensure your application considers/responds to the following questions:

  • How will the project benefit from the receipt of funding from the Trainee Research Support Program?
  • Have you sought other sources of funding (other than your faculty or department)?