Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Travel Awards Competition

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology is committed to world-leadership in aquatic epidemiology with a focus in ecosystem health. As part of its mandate, the CERC is building global capacity and supporting research in regions such as Asia, central and South America, and Africa where there have been limited opportunities for research in aquatic epidemiology and presentation of research findings at international meetings. We anticipate up to 10 awards will be given at a maximum value of $2500 Canadian Dollars.

Applicants should be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows whose research focus is aquatic epidemiology or ecosystem health at the time of abstract submission. Masters students with outstanding records of scholarship and PhD students graduated less than 1 year and working in aquatic animal health will also be considered for funding.  Note: Preference will be given to applicants outside of Canada and the U.S.A, and especially those from the regions listed above.

The deadline for submission of the CERC Student Travel Award Application is March 31, 2018.

For more details including application requirements, please refer to this FHS Webpage.

For questions or to submit an application, please email CERC at