Branch Out: Neurological Foundation - PhD

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NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (May 5, 2017)

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Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017

Amount: 26,500

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy

PhD Grant


Funding for PhD studnets researching in the area of neuroCAM


May 5, 2017


Student Salary $26,500/yr

  • Minus deductions, such as EI, held back by the host institution

Travel: up to $2,500/yr

  • To complete or present the work (up until the end of the calendar year)


  • Research must be in the area of neuroCAM
  • Applicants are required to identify a supervisor/mentor (an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) from an accredited university for the project who will guide and review the student’s activities.
  • Applicants can be Canadian or international students working on their project in Alberta or Saskatchewan.
  • Applicants must be registered in a Graduate or PhD program at the time when they submit their application, or have recently completed one and not started any graduate work.
  • If the research work requires either human or animal ethics clearance, evidence of that clearance must be sent to BONF before studentship funds will be released.
  • If co-funding from another agency is required to carry out the proposed project, and if such funding falls through, the applicant and PI must notify BONF immediately. The normal result will be that the studentship will not be paid out. However, project re-scoping may be considered.
  • You are eligible to apply even if you have previously held a BONF studentship!
    • If a student converts from a Master’s program to a PhD program while holding a Branch Out Master’s Degree Scholarship, they can hold their (Master’s Degree) scholarship for the balance of the academic year and may then apply to Branch Out for a PhD Degree Scholarship for up to two further years.
  • Applicant must supply copies of transcript and have two academic references submit a reference survey on their behalf by the grant application deadline.


Applications are submitted electronically; Visit their website for the application and further information