Two new awards for visiting trainees and scholars

international collaborationWe are pleased to announce two new awards! The VISIT program is for international trainees, and the ICORD Distinguished Visiting Scholar is available for scholars who are visiting ICORD.

Funding for these opportunities is provided by the Rick Hansen Foundation as part of the Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership with ICORD. One goal of this partnership is to promote the creation of an international network of SCI researchers for pursuing research, clinical trials, and participation of people with SCI in clinical trials.

VISIT Program
This is a new award available for international distinguished trainees and scholars! VISIT stands for “Visit ICORD on a Scholarship for International Trainees,” and this program will support partial expenses for a trainee’s visit to ICORD (up to $10 000 CAD). This award is for international applicants only and priority will be given to applicants from developing countries.
ICORD Distinguised Visiting Scholar Program
This award is a new award available for visiting scholars (including established discovery scientists, clinical researchers, or clinicians) for their visit to ICORD, up to $15 000 CAD. Priority will be given to scholars who are visiting from outside of Canada.

The application deadline for both awards is May 15, 2014. For application details and more information on both awards, please visit International Exchange: Award Competition.