Trainee Award Programs

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology provides support to its member trainees through various Trainee Award Programs:

STUDENTSHIPS

LKSIoV Graduate Studies Entrance Award ($10,000.00 Value)

The LKSIoV Graduate Studies Entrance Award aims to provide Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) full members assistance in attracting the brightest and most promising students to the University of Alberta for graduate studies in their laboratory.

  • Graduate Studies Entrance Award Eligibility & Requirements

    To be eligible for the LKSIoV Graduate Studies Entrance Award:

    • • Candidates must be supervised by a full member of the LKSIoV;
    • • Candidates must be registered as a full-time Graduate Student in a Master’s of Science (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) program at the time application;
    • • Candidates may be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, or International students;
    • • Candidates must have an admission GPA of at least 3.5 (or equivalent);
    • • Candidates must have two letters of support sent from the referee's email account directly to lksiov@ualberta.ca.

    Candidates must apply for the LKSIoV Graduate Studies Entrance Award in their first year of their respective graduate program.

    Graduate Studies Entrance Award applicants cannot hold an award with a value of $13,000.00 or greater.

  • Graduate Studies Entrance Award Financial Support
    • • The LKSIoV Graduate Studies Entrance Award is $10,000.00 per graduate student. 
    • • Up to five (5) Graduate Studies Entrance Awards, plus any carry-forward Graduate Studies Entrance Awards, may be administered per year.
    • • Payment of the Graduate Studies Entrance Award ($10,000.00) shall be awarded for support of trainee stipend.
  • Graduate Studies Entrance Award Procedures

    Graduate Studies Entrance Award competitions shall be held once per year. Application submission deadlines shall be October 1 for graduate students with a start date of January 1 or September 1 in the same calendar year (i.e.: Trainees commencing their program January 1, 2018, as well as those commencing September 1, 2018, must apply for the LKSIoV Graduate Studies Entrance Award by October 1, 2018).

    Graduate Studies Entrance Award applications shall be due by 5:00 pm local time (MST) October 1:

    • • When the application deadline falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, the applications shall be due by 5:00 pm local time (MST) on the next business day;
    • • Applications must be submitted electronically  to the LKSIoV Operations and Research Manager (lksiov@alberta.ca) by the application deadline;
    • • Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file;

    NOTE: Applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Successful applicants will be announced in early December and the award will begin in January of the following calendar year.

  • Obligations of Graduate Studies Entrance Award Recipients

    Graduate Studies Entrance Award Recipients must agree to certain obligations that include, but are not limited to:

    • • Acknowledgement of the LKSIoV financial support in their presentations (oral or poster format) throughout their graduate studies career;
    • • Provision of a biographical sketch to be used for publicity purposes;
    • • Potential membership on the Graduate Studies Entrance Award Selection Committee for a future Graduate Studies Entrance Award competition.

    Click HERE for the Graduate Studies Entrance Award application form.

    For further information and full details, please contact us at lksiov@ualberta.ca.

  • Application Form

LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award ($12,500.00 Value)

The LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award aims to provide financial assistance to Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) full members by matching funding for FoMD Dean’s Doctoral Student Award recipients.

  • LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award Eligibility

    To be eligible for the LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award:

    • • Candidates must be recipients of a FoMD Dean’s Doctoral Student Award;
    • • Candidates must be supervised by a full member of the LKSIoV.
  • LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award Financial Support
    • • The LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award is $12,500.00 per graduate student for one year. 
    • • Up to five (5) LKSIoV Doctoral Student Awards, plus any carry-forward LKSIoV Doctoral Student Awards, may be administered per year.
    • • Payment of the LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award ($12,500.00) shall only be made to the award recipient upon confirmation of all eligibility requirements, as required for FoMD Dean’s Doctoral Award. (NOTE: Confirmation will be obtained from the FoMD Office of Research)
  • LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award Procedures
    • • LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award competitions shall be held once per year, following the announcement of the FoMD Dean’s Doctoral Award recipients. 
    • • The selection and notification of successful LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award recipients will be completed by December 31.
    • • The LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award will begin January 1.
  • Obligations of LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award Recipients

    LKSIoV Doctoral Student Award recipients must agree to certain obligations that include, but are not limited to:

    • • Acknowledgement of the LKSIoV financial support in their presentations (oral or poster format) throughout their graduate studies career;
    • • Provision of a biographical sketch to be used for publicity purposes;
    • • Potential membership on an LKSIoV Award Selection Committee for a future trainee award competition.

TRAVEL AWARDS

LKSIoV Trainee Travel Awards ($1000.00 Value)

The LKSIoV Trainee Travel Awards aim to provide financial assistance to Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Research Associates of full LKSIoV members to support their travel to national or international conferences or other academic meetings to disseminate their research findings.

  • Trainee Travel Award Eligibility

    To be eligible for the LKSIoV Trainee Travel Award:

    • • Candidates must be supervised by a full member of the LKSIoV;
    • • Candidates must be registered as a full-time Graduate Student or employed as a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate at the time application;
    • • Candidates must give a presentation on their research outputs at the international or national conference or academic meeting that they propose to attend.

    Trainee Travel Award recipients may only be awarded one Trainee Travel Award per year.

    Candidates can apply for the LKSIoV Trainee Travel Award up to one year prior to conference date they propose to attend.

  • Trainee Travel Award Financial Support
    • • The Trainee Travel Award is $1000.00. 
    • • Up to fifteen Trainee Travel Awards, plus any carry-forward Trainee Travel Awards, may be administered per year.
    • • The Trainee Travel Award shall only be used to reimburse costs directly incurred as a result of attendance at the proposed conference or academic meeting, including, but not limited to, airfare, registration fees, accommodation, and poster printing fees.  
    • • Payment of Award ($1000.00) will be made to the Trainee Travel Award recipient following submission of the following:
    • • Copies of receipts detailing costs incurred as a result of attendance at the conference or academic meeting; 
    • • Proof of attendance and presentation at the conference or academic meeting.
  • Trainee Travel Award Procedures

    Trainee Travel Award competitions shall be held three times per year.  Application submission deadlines shall be:

    • • April 1 for attendance at a conference or academic meeting held May 1 to August 31;
    • • August 1 for attendance at a conference or academic meeting held September 1 to December 31;
    • • December 1 for attendance at a conference or academic meeting held January 1 to April 30. 

    Trainee Travel Award applications shall be due before 5pm local time on the application submission deadline;

    • • When the Trainee Travel Award application deadline falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, the applications shall be due before 5:00 pm local time (MST) on the next business day;
    • • Trainee Travel Award applications shall be submitted electronically to the LKSIoV Operations and Research Manager (lksiov@alberta.ca) by the application deadline;
    • • Trainee Travel Award applications must be submitted as a single PDF file;

    Note: Trainee Travel Award applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • Obligations of Trainee Travel Award Recipients

    Trainee Travel Award Recipients must agree to certain obligations that include, but are not limited to:

    • • Acknowledgement of the LKSIoV financial support in their presentation at the proposed conference or academic meeting;
    • • Provision of a biographical sketch to be used for publicity purposes;
    • • Presentation of a ten (10) minute oral report to LKSIoV members on the conference or academic meeting attended;
    • • Membership on the Trainee Travel Award Selection Committee for the Trainee Travel Award competition immediately subsequent to the Trainee Travel Award competition for which they were granted award, unless a conflict of interest arises (i.e.:  Student may not be eligible to sit on a selection committee if a fellow lab member is applying for a Trainee Travel Award).
  • Application Form

The University of Alberta's Research Services Office (RSO) maintains a funding database about current funding opportunities for researchers and trainees.

For further information and full details, please contact us at lksiov@ualberta.ca.