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CSCN Travel Awards for WSS 2019


Overview. A major initiative of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN; is to provide Canadian trainees engaged in sleep and rhythms research with the opportunity to attend and participate in international science conferences.  This year the CSCN is providing trainee travel awards to attend the 2019 World Sleep Meeting (WSS) and the CIHR-CSS-CSCN Trainee Day being held in Vancouver (BC, Canada) from September 20-25 (meeting information can be found at: Each award is worth $1000 and is to be used for conference registration, travel and/or hotel costs. Awards are only available to full-time trainees (medical trainees, postdoctoral fellows and graduate/undergraduate students) who are conducting research at any accredited Canadian university, and who are presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation at this meeting.  Trainees are required to attend the CIHR-CSS-CSCN Trainee Day and the entire meeting. NOTE: Trainees who have already received a CIHR Travel Award to attend the 2019 WSS Meeting are NOT eligible to receive a 2019 CSCN Travel Award.

Application Process.  Interested trainees should submit the following information as a single PDF file to Dominique Petit ( by August 26, 2019.  All applications will be peer-reviewed by members of the CSCN Training Committee and/or Executive Committee.

Required Documents:

  1. A letter of support completed by your immediate supervisor confirming full-time enrolment in a Bachelor’s medical, biology, neuroscience, psychology, dental, pharmacy degree OR your status as a full-time Masters or PhD student or as a post-doctoral fellow at a recognized Canadian academic institution.
  2. A copy of the abstract/summary that has been submitted to the 2019 WSS Meeting.

NOTE: Successful applicants (those who receive a CSCN Trainee Travel Award) will also be required to provide:

  1. Confirmation of acceptance regarding your submitted abstract will be required before releasing funds to successful applicants.
  2. Confirmation of CSCN membership will be required before releasing funds to successful applicants.  Note:  CSCN membership is free and details for becoming a CSCN member can be found at:
  3. For reimbursement, depending on what is claimed to get to a value of $1000, you will need to provide a proof of attendance (necessary for all: badge), registration with proof of full payment, air travel boarding passes (original paper passes or electronic boarding passes with 2D code) and/or hotel bill with proof of full payment.
  4. The address where the payment should be sent (a home address is usually preferable).

CSS Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award 2019

The Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award honours the contributions of Dr. Roger Broughton, founding President of the Canadian Sleep Society (1986-88), and one of the founding figures of Canadian sleep research.

The award will be made to a young scientist for important early career research contributions, rather than a single submitted abstract or paper. The winner will receive an award of $1,000.

The award will be made on the basis of an assessment by a distinguished panel of judges including former Presidents of the CSS and the past winners of this award. This is not intended to be a post-doctoral level award, but instead is open to members of the CSS who are conducting research at a Canadian institution (i.e., in a junior Faculty position). Eligibility is restricted to candidates up to seven years after completion of a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.D.) at the time of application.

Deadline for submission:
August 1, 2019

Submission requirements:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters (sent directly to the CSS by the referees) and
  • A one-page (500 word) statement summarizing their early career contribution to sleep research and its significance.
  • Applicants are expected to have a current membership to the CSS prior to application for this award.

Please submit applications by email with the subject “Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award” to:

CSS Outstanding Student Achievement Award 2019

This award recognizes an outstanding research effort by a student in the field of sleep research.

The basis for evaluation of candidates is the scientific merit of a single publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The candidate should be the first author, and the article must be published or officially accepted for publication by the application deadline.

This honorarium is made possible by donations to the CSS student fund. The award consists of a $500 honorarium. The award winner will be announced at the Canadian Sleep Society Annual General Meeting.

To apply, candidates must follow the guidelines and conditions outlined below. The paper does not have to be published in the same year as the application. Repeat applications from unsuccessful applicants from previous years are encouraged. The CSS Student Outstanding Achievement Award can only be received once by an individual.

Deadline for submission:
August 1, 2019


  • The applicant must be a full-time student registered at a Canadian university, or a post-doctoral student within 1 year of degree completion, at both the time of the publication and the application.
  • Applicants are expected to have a current membership to the CSS prior to application for this award.

Please submit applications by email with the subject “Student Outstanding Achievement Award” to:

CSS Student Abstract Competition 2019

Each year the CSS holds a competition for CSS student members for the best abstract submitted (to either SLEEP in the U.S., or CSS when conferences are held in Canada). The competition is open to trainees (undergraduate or graduate students) who are current CSS members.

The CSS Student Abstract Award recipient will be recognized at the meeting, receive a certificate, a cheque for $300.00, and a one year membership to the CSS.

Submission requirements:

  • Send a copy of the meeting abstract (CSS or SLEEP) and confirmation of its acceptance
  • Applicants are expected to have a current membership to the CSS prior to application for this award.

Deadline for submission:
August 1, 2019

Please submit applications by email with the subject “CSS Student Abstract Competition” to: Kayleigh Staines at