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(Archived) CSS Student Abstract Competition - Calgary 2017

The 2017 competition for the Best Abstract by a CSS Trainee is now open.

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 award applicant must be the first author on the abstract presented at the CSS 2017 meeting in Calgary.

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

Submission requirements:

Deadline for submission:
January 6, 2017


(Archived) CSS Technologist Service Award

Each year the Canadian Sleep Society recognizes an individual technologist member in good standing for their professional excellence, service and commitment to the Society. This award honours and recognizes a CSS member who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the sleep technology profession. The CSS Technologist Service Award recipient will be recognized at the Annual General Meeting, and receive a plaque, a cheque for $300.00 and a one year membership to the CSS.

The technologist must be nominated by a member of the CSS in good standing.  The nominee will submit an essay to the Society, outlining the work and contributions that provided growth and development for the sleep technology profession.

Deadline for submission:
January 31, 2017

Please submit applications by email with the subject "Technologist Service Award" to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


(Archived) CSS Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award

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:
January 31, 2017

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.

Please submit applications by email with the subject "Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award" to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


(Archived) CSS Outstanding Student Achievement Award

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:
January 31, 2017

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • The applicant must be a member in good standing of the CSS

 

Please submit applications by email with the subject "Student Outstanding Achievement Award" to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


(Archived) Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) / Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) Student Travel Awards

Each year the CSS and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) jointly sponsor TRAVEL AWARDS in order to recognize outstanding Canadian research contributions made by students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of sleep research.

These awards are only open to trainees, and are worth a maximum of $1,000, including international travel.

CSS and CIHR-ICRH will jointly provide funding to students and postdoctoral fellows working in sleep research in Canada to travel to a major scientific sleep meeting (e.g., CSS, APSS, ERS, WSF, WASM, SfN , ATS) to present their research.

To apply (English): ResearchNet

To apply (French): ResearchNet

Applications for the Student Travel Awards close January 26, 2015 [Closed]


Other Opportunities for CSS Trainees:

 

THE CANADIAN SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN NETWORK ANNOUNCES TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS TO ATTEND THE 3RD CONFERENCE OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR CHRONOBIOLOGY

Overview: A major objective of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) is to develop the careers of Canadian trainees engaged in sleep and circadian research. To reach this objective, the CSCN is proud to open a Travel Fellowship Competition for trainees who will present their research and attend the 3rd Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology (CSC), which will take place at York University (Toronto, ON, Canada) on May 19-21, 2017. The 3rd Conference of the CSC is a scientific event where trainees and postdoctoral fellows will have many occasions to enrich their scientific network, will be given opportunities to attend career development sessions taking place during the Mini-School, as well as the chance to present their work during oral or poster sessions.

The goal of the CSCN Travel Fellowships is to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to postdoctoral fellows conducting clinical or basic science research to attend the 3rd Conference of the CSC. The fellowships will be awarded to full-time trainees conducting research at any accredited Canadian university, and be between $100 and $500 to support travel expenses (e.g., train, flight, gas, hotel) and/or registration fees. Original receipts will need to be provided to the CSCN after the Conference for the payment of the fellowship.

Application Process: Interested trainees should submit by April 1st 2017 the required documents detailed below as a single PDF file to Dominique Petit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). All applications will be reviewed by members of the
CSCN Training Committee and of the CSC Program Committee.

Required Documents:
1) The abstract submitted for presentation to the 3rd Conference of the CSC
     (including full names of authors and institutions);
2) A short paragraph describing the need for funding (250 words maximum);
3) A proof of registration to the 3rd Conference of the CSC.
4) Original receipts (after the Conference).

See CSCN website or download .pdf for more information.

 

(Archived) THE CANADIAN SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN NETWORK ANNOUNCES FELLOWSHIPS FOR ITS MULTI-SITE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Overview. A major initiative of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) is to stimulate the career of Canadian trainees engaged in sleep and rhythms research.  One of these initiatives is the Multi-site Mentorship Program (MMP).  The major goal of the MMP is to bring new people, ideas and technology together and build capacity in sleep and rhythms research across Canada. The CSCN is therefore providing five awards ($2000/trainee) so that trainees can spend time working at different Canadian training locations. Trainees should select training environments/locations (e.g., universities, colleges, hospitals, clinics or industry) that complement their ongoing research activities. Trainees are encouraged to engage in research activities within Canada, but special consideration may be given if they choose to engage in accredited international institutions. Stipends are for supporting travel, housing and general living costs during the tenure of their engagement.  Funds should not be used to support currently funded research collaborations. Trainees should spend a minimum of 1-2 weeks engaged in the partnering laboratory.

Application Process:  Interested trainees should submit the following information as single PDF file to Dominique Petit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by February 1st 2017.  All applications will be peer-reviewed by members of the CSCN Training Committee or the CSCN Executive Committee.

Required Documents:

1)    The applicant’s CCV (Canadian Common CV format).
2)    A letter from the applicant’s immediate supervisor explaining the need for funding and how funds will engage in a fruitful and productive collaboration.
3)    A 1-page document outlining current and future research plans and how MMP funds will benefit their short- and long-term career goals.
 

 

(Archived) THE CANADIAN SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN NETWORK ANNOUNCES OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AWARDS

Overview. A major initiative of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) is to stimulate the career of Canadian trainees engaged in sleep and rhythms research.  One of these initiatives is the Outstanding Science Award (OSA).  The major goal of the OSA is to provide research funding so that postdoctoral fellows and PhD students - conducting basic science research - can continue to advance their research careers. Each year, the CSCN will therefore be providing 2 research fellowships of $15,000. One fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral fellow and the second one to an outstanding doctoral student.  Awards are only available to full-time trainees conducting research at an accredited Canadian university. Stipends are for supporting/supplementing a trainee’s salary.

Application Process:  Interested trainees should submit the following information as a single PDF file to Dominique Petit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by February 1st 2017.  All applications will be peer-reviewed by members of the CSCN Training Committee and/or Executive Committee.

Required Documents:

1)    The applicant’s CCV (Canadian Common CV format)
2)    A letter from the applicant’s immediate supervisor explaining the need for funding.
3)    A 1-page outline describing the need for funding.
4)    A 1-page document outlining current and future research plans and how OSA funds will benefit their long-term career goals.

 

(Archived) THE CANADIAN SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN NETWORK ANNOUNCES TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 2017 CANADIAN SLEEP SOCIETY MEETING IN CALGARY

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 20 trainee travel awards to attend the 2017 Canadian Sleep Society’s (CSS) sleep meeting being held in Calgary from April 28-30 (meeting information can be found at: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=194920&).  Each award is worth $750 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 the 2017 CSS Meeting.  Trainees are required to attend the entire 3-day meeting.

Application Process.  Interested trainees should submit the following information as a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by March 1 2017.  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 2017 CSS 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 and CSS 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: https://www.cscnweb.ca.
3)    For reimbursement, depending on what is claimed to get to a value of $750, 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.