Bursary Information

In light of the recently received conference support grants, please note these three new opportunities, all with February 5th, 2020 deadlines, for the 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD being held April 22-25, 2020.

    1. Late call for new abstracts
    2. Partial support opportunity from a NIAAA R13 grant for selected U.S. junior investigators and researchers from underrepresented demographic groups or countries (application open to both individuals already presenting and those submitting new abstracts)
    3. Partial travel awards from a CIHR grant for selected Canadian trainees/young investigators (application open to individuals already presenting, individuals
    4. If you are an individual with FASD and live in Canada you can apply for one of TEN accommodation grants for a maximum of 3 nights each that will be awarded on a first come basis

    NIAAA R13 Grant Support Opportunity for U.S. Junior Investigators and Researchers from Underrepresented Demographic Groups or Countries:

    A conference support grant, 1R13AA028176-01 (PI: Edward Riley), has been awarded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to assist a very limited number of typically underrepresented individuals with partial expense reimbursements to present at the 2020 conference. To qualify for this competitive and limited support opportunity, you must either be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident junior investigator (≤10 years within your doctoral degree) or an alcohol researcher from an underrepresented demographic group or country (e.g., Eastern European or South American citizens) with otherwise limited resources AND be a presenter of an abstract (poster or oral) at the conference.

    If eligible and interested, please complete this Google Form, https://forms.gle/RD1RoaNGzHXsSBhB6, to apply. Priority review will be given to applications received by February 5, 2020. Decisions will be emailed out before the end of February. Eligible reimbursable expenses may include a recipient’s transportation, lodging and/or registration fees. All reimbursements will be made after the conference convenes.

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) federal guidelines apply to all claimed reimbursable expenses, including the Fly America Act (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/HTML5/section_4/4.1.11_fly_america_act.htm). Please note, those who qualify for registration support must pay for it individually out-of-pocket in order for the expense to be eligible for reimbursement.

    Please reach out to Dr. Riley’s assistant, Jill Vander Velde (vanderv@sdsu.edu), with any questions.


    CIHR – Institute Community Support (ICS) Travel Award for Canadian Trainees/Young Investigators

    A Planning and Dissemination Grant (FRN 429659; Co-PIs, Parker Holman & Joanne Weinberg) has been awarded by CIHR to assist a very limited number of Canadian Trainees and Young Investigators with partial travel support participation at the 2020 conference. To qualify for this travel support opportunity, you must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident and a Trainee (currently enrolled in a graduate program) or a Young Investigator (≤ five years within your doctoral degree) in the area of FASD or alcohol with otherwise limited resources.

    The CIHR ICS Travel Award will be able to provide partial travel reimbursements to roughly four selected individuals after the conference. If eligible and interested, please complete this survey: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efztdXaJ83DDGol to apply for this competitive and limited travel support reimbursement opportunity. Note, you will be asked to upload your CV and verification letter when applying.

    Verification Letter on letterhead (pdf file upload):

    • Trainees – The letter can confirm that you are a student only or it can be expanded to describe your recent research activities (i.e., letter can be from your department chair, advisor or office manager)
    • Young Investigators – The letter needs to verify that you will not be more than 5 years past your degree at the time of the conference (i.e., letter can be from your department chair, advisor or office manager)

    Priority review will be given to applications received by February 5, 2020. Decisions regarding this travel support reimbursement opportunity will be emailed out before the end of February. The travel award evaluation criteria is available here.  Eligible reimbursable expenses may include a recipient’s transportation, lodging and/or registration fees. Registration fee would be covered up front, but all other reimbursements will be made after the conference convenes. All reimbursements will be guided by UBC expense policy and will comply fully with the CIHR Funding Policies.

    Please reach out to Parker Holman (parker.holman@ubc.ca), with any questions.