Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award


Applicants: check with your graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2020

Annual Value

Conference Travel Costs


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


The aim of the CSHRF is to provide a venue for the networking, research exposure and recognition of Canada's most promising research trainees in the health sciences. Universities have been invited on nominate their top PhD students in health sciences for participation in the forum. A limited number of invited participants will also receive travel award funding from CIHR.



PhD students in health sciences (defined as broadly as the mandate of the CIHR) are eligible to be nominated.

Application Procedures

Students should contact their graduate program for information about applying.

Nomination Procedures

Graduate programs are requested to identify the students who would qualify for participation (i.e., the top 5% of their PhD students and whose research would be relevant to the breadth of programs funded by the CIHR). All nominated students will be considered for CIHR travel funding. However, graduate programs are asked to fund the travel/accommodations costs of your nominated students who do not receive CIHR funding to attend (please confirm this understanding on the nomination form). Please submit your nominations using the link below by March 15, 2019.

1. Select the top 5% of PhD students in the health sciences such as medicine, nursing, basic sciences, medical rehabilitation, dentistry, pharmacology, etc., using the selection process your graduate program has in place for the recognition of excellence.

2. Complete the Participant Selection Form online:

3. Send all nominated students to the CIHR National Presentation Application Form 2019 to register for CSHRF online:

4. After all applications have been received; CSHRF and CIHR will select the students who will receive funding in support of their travel-related costs.

    Further Information

    Further information is available at the CSHRF website.