International exchange – for ICORD researchers & trainees

Through funding provided by the Rick Hansen Foundation in support of the Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership, ICORD is pleased to support international collaboration for ICORD researchers and trainees:

  • This program will support travel costs of ICORD PIs for unique research opportunities (i.e. non-conference travel) of up to $7,500 for trainees, and up to $15,000 for ICORD PIs and Investigators
  • Eligible expenses include (but are not limited to): collaborative research projects with international laboratories, participation in knowledge translation activities, and consulting with other research/clinical centres
  • It is expected that following the travel supported by this program, you will give a seminar to report on activities conducted abroad
  • This award must be used within one year of the date of offer
  • A final report is required to be submitted within 90 days of completion of project
  • Applicants will be reviewed by an adjudication committee using a 5-point scale (akin to CIHR, with 5 being the highest score). To maintain a standard of excellence, no applications scoring below 3.5 will be funded

To apply for funding, please complete this form.

International exchange for ICORD Researchers

Submit your international exchange funding application
  • Last nameFirst nameAffiliation (Department/Institution)
  • (maximum $7,000 for trainees; $15,000 for PIs & Investigators)
    Please enter a number from 0 to 15000.
  • Please provide a summary of the project's objective(s), potential results, and impact for people with SCI. Use language appropriate for the lay public.
  • Describe how your proposed activities abroad will i) enhance ICORD’s international profile, ii) advance SCI research and education on an international stage, and iii) benefit and inform ICORD trainees, clinicians, and scientists;
  • Provide a clear, concise description of the research proposal (max 5000 characters).
  • Provide estimates for the research project. Each budget item should be supported by a short justification statement and include applicable taxes.
  • Please attach a letter of invitation from the proposed host institute/hospital/centre
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.