Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award


Graduate program nomination deadline: 10 July 2020

Annual Value

n/a, no funding due to virtual conference in 2020


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.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the Canadian Student Health Research Forum will be presented virtually this year from August 24 to 28, 2020.  As such, there will be no travel award funding offered this year.  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 relevant to the breadth of programs funded by the CIHR). Please submit your nominations using the link below by July 10, 2020.  Your graduate program's nominees must also complete their registration (link below) by July 10, 2020.

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:  This form must be completed by July 10, 2020.

3. Send all nominated students to the CIHR National Presentation Registration Form 2020 to register for CSHRF online:  The registration must be completed by July 10, 2020.

4. After all applications 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.