2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grant Opportunity

Supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR

The Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) encourages networking and exchange of ideas among emerging scholars working within geriatrics. To meet these ends, this competition provides travel funds for undergraduate medical students, resident physicians in core medical residency programs, subspecialty resident physicians in Geriatric Medicine or Family Medicine Care of the Elderly programs, masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, and post-doctoral fellows who are currently in training to attend the CGS Annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal April 19 – 21, 2018.

The maximum amount for a single award is $500.00 to offset costs of travel, accommodation and registration. Sponsored trainees will be reimbursed for their expenses after submitting original receipts and proof of travel to the CGS using the following guidelines.

ELIGIBILITY

This competition is open to undergraduate medical students, resident physicians in core medical residency programs, subspecialty resident physicians in Geriatric Medicine or Family Medicine Care of the Elderly programs, masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, and post-doctoral fellows who are currently in training.

The applicant must be an active member of the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

The application deadline is February 16, 2018. 

TRANSPORTATION

Air: Awardees will be reimbursed for the most economical airfare available only. Air travel claims must include original boarding passes along with the e-ticket, or (if issued) the back coupon from a paper air ticket, when claim is submitted.

Train, buses and other transportation: Please provide original receipts and boarding passes.

Private vehicle: The mileage rate for travel by private automobile is $0.40 per km. The maximum reimbursement for vehicular travel may not exceed the comparable sum of air travel plus ground transportation costs.

HOTEL

Original receipts are required. The maximum reimbursement for hotel costs may not exceed the equivalent of the daily conference room rate. Awardees will not be reimbursed for meals or incidental expenses.

APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:

1. A completed Travel Grant Application Form

2. A letter from the applicant describing how attending the CGS Conference will benefit your clinical and/or research career relating to geriatrics (maximum 400 words).

3. A copy of the applicant’s up to date curriculum vitae.

4. A letter of reference from a faculty member who can confirm the applicant’s status as a trainee AND describe the trainees’ level of interest in the field of geriatrics.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The Awards Committee of CGS will evaluate each application based on the criteria stated below:

1. Demonstrated academic excellence, including scholarly work such as research and education in geriatrics

2. Benefit of attending the conference to the applicant's research and /or clinical career in geriatrics

3. Merits of the applicant’s cover letter and letter of support.

Submit completed applications by e-mail to cgs@secretariatcentral.com  

Application deadline: February 16, 2018

Anticipated date of notification: March 2, 2018

Submit completed applications by e-mail to cgs@secretariatcentral.com 



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