Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award


Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely March 2022

Annual Value

Free registration for virtual event


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.  

The forum will feature a judged oral (research poster) presentation, awards of excellence, and opportunities for students to network virtually with other participants in their research area.  A notable highlight will be the participation of Gairdner laureates, both as symposium speakers and for small group mentorship interactions with student participants. Another highlight is the very popular Career Development Workshop.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the Canadian Student Health Research Forum will be presented virtually this year from June 14 to 18, 2021.  As such, there will be no travel award funding offered this year, but attendees will receive free registration for the event.  UBC departments are invited to nominate their top PhD students to participate virtually in the conference (present their research via poster presentation). Selected conference participants will be invited to provide a short video presenting their poster; a winner will be selected and announced during the conference.



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 in the CSHRF conference (i.e., the top 5% of their PhD students and whose research would be considered health research). Please submit your nominations using the link below by March 31, 2021.  Your graduate program's nominees must also complete their registration (link below) by March 31, 2021.

1. Select the top 5% of your PhD students in health research, using the selection process your graduate program has in place for the recognition of excellence.

2. Complete the Participant Selection Form online:  This form must be completed by March 31, 2021.

3. Refer all nominated students to the National Presentation Registration Form to register for CSHRF online:  The registration must be completed by March 31, 2021.

4. After all nominations/registrations have been received; CSHRF and CIHR will select the students who will be invited to present their research at the virtual conference via a poster presentation.

    Further Information

    Further information is available at the CSHRF website.


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