Travel Awards

 
New for IGES 2016!

With the generous support of new partners, IGES 2016 is excited to offer the following Travel Awards:

  • Illumina Geographic Diversity Travel Awards
  • Fields Institute Trainee Travel Awards
  • McLaughlin Centre Awards
  • McGill University Department of Human Genetics Travel Awards
  • McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre Travel Awards
  • Lady Davis Institute Travel Awards

The IGES 2016 local organizing committee is actively seeking other potential partners to secure additional travel awards. Please, check the IGES 2016 website regularly for updates on new awards!

How to apply?

The 2016 IGES Meeting and Travel Awards application process is now open. Click here to submit your application. The deadline to submit your award application through an abstract is June 15, 2016. The deadline to submit your award application through a statement of interest is July 10, 2016.

In order to apply for a Travel Award, you must:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria below for the specific awards
  2. Check the relevant ‘Travel Award’ box that applies to you at registration or abstract submission
  3. Submit an abstract OR send a 300 words or less statement about your interest in attending the IGES 2016 meeting to iges@geneticepi.org
  4. For trainee awards: have your primary supervisor or university officials send confirmation of your trainee status to iges@geneticepi.org. See the IGES 2016 Meeting Registration page for trainee status eligibility.

The scientific program committee will first review and rank all abstracts. The highest-ranking abstracts (AND statements for those who do not submit an abstract) will be reviewed by the local organizing committee for eligibility and strategic priority as described below for each award. Priority will be given to active IGES members.

General Awards

Illumina Geographic Diversity Travel Awards

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The Illumina Geographic Diversity Travel Awards are offered to investigators at all career levels (i.e. Principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows or graduate students).

These awards are set to encourage first time participation at the IGES meeting of scientists from countries not yet well represented at IGES. In 2015, the US and UK, followed by Canada and Germany, were well represented countries. Five awards of $1,000 USD value each are available.

Please, visit the Illumina website!

The Fields Institute Trainee Travel Awards

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The Fields Institute Trainee Travel Awards are offered to graduate students or post-doctoral fellows. These awards are set to encourage first time participation at the IGES meeting. Three awards of $1,000 CAD value each are available. Priority will be given to applicants ineligible for the local awards.

The Fields Institute is a centre for mathematical research activity – a place where mathematicians from Canada and abroad, from business, industry and financial institutions, can come together to carry out research and formulate problems of mutual interest. The Fields Institute promotes mathematical activity in Canada and helps to expand the application of mathematics in modern society.

Local Awards

McLaughlin Centre Awards

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The McLaughlin Centre Awards are offered for graduate students, M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows who are formally affiliated with the University of Toronto and its partner hospital institutions.

These awards are set to encourage first time participation to the IGES meeting, as well as participation of trainees in disciplines relevant to genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, but not yet well represented at IGES (e.g. computer science, molecular medicine). Ten awards of $500 CAD value each are available.

The mandate of the McLaughlin Centre is Advancing Genomic Medicine through Research and Education.

McGill University Department of Human Genetics Travel Awards

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Two travel awards of $1000 CAD each are available to students or postdoctoral fellows registered, at the time of abstract submission, in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University.

The McGill University Department of Human Genetics is both a basic science and a clinical department in the Faculty of Medicine. The concepts of genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics are at the frontier of modern biology and medicine, and graduate students in human genetics train in these areas.

McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre (MUGQIC) Travel Awards

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Three travel awards of $1000 CAD each are available for trainees working at MUGQIC. For further information please contact Tania Abou-Younes (tania.abouyounes@mcgill.ca) or Rola Chbaklo (rola.chbaklo@mcgill.ca).

The McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre is a world-class research facility for genomics that is renowned for its expertise in complex genetic disorders.

Lady Davis Institute Travel Award

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One travel award of $500 CAD is available for a trainee at the Lady Davis Research Institute, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, QC. The award will be offered to the trainee whose abstract is ranked highest by the program committee.

The Lady Davis Institute, founded in 1969, is the research arm of the Jewish General Hospital of McGill University in Montreal, QC. More than 130 scientists conduct research across the spectrum from fundamental to translational to clinical investigation, with notable strengths in Cancer, Clinical Epidemiology, Psychosocial Research, and Molecular and Regenerative Medicine.