Stem Cell Network Travel Awards to attend CellCAN’s Strategic Forum

The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is proud to support CellCAN’s Strategic Forum on cell and gene therapies, taking place in Ottawa, September 19-21, 2022. SCN is offering a limited number of travel awards to enable trainees / Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) to attend this important event.

Find out more about CellCAN’s Strategic Forum here.

Details of the Travel Award:


  • SCN will provide financial support up to a maximum of $1,250 per successful applicant, on a reimbursement basis. This support can be used to cover flights between Ottawa and the home city of the successful applicant, ground transportation, accommodation, and meals not provided by the event.
  • Note that this award does not cover registration fees.
  • The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 27. However, available funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-considered basis, subject to approval by SCN management, and all awards may be issued before the application deadline. This posting will be removed as soon as all awards have been issued.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have received a travel award notification from SCN prior to attending CellCAN’s Strategic Forum.  Applications to support travel costs associated with past attendance of this event will not be considered.


  • Candidates must be a Trainee or Highly Qualified Personnel (i.e. graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, research assistant or research associate) working in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine in a Canadian lab.
  • The applicant needs to clearly justify their attendance at CellCAN’s Strategic Forum and explain how attending the event will benefit their research project, career goals and the work of their home lab.

Application Procedure:

  1. Apply at this link any time before Wednesday, July 27. Applications will be reviewed by SCN management on an ongoing basis.
  2. In addition, provide a full letter of support from your current supervisor detailing how your attendance at CellCAN’s Strategic Forum will benefit your research and the lab’s stem cell research program as a whole. Letters should be e-mailed by supervisors directly to Ellie Arnold, at the same time you submit your application documents.
    A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours of SCN receiving the submitted support letter. If a confirmation email is NOT received from SCN within 24 hours of submission, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact SCN and ensure that all application materials have been received by SCN.
  3. Available funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-considered basis, subject to approval by SCN management, and all awards may be issued before the application deadline.
  4. The applicant will be notified of the decision within 30 days of receipt of the application.

Reporting and Communication Requirements:
By accepting a SCN Travel Award, the recipient agrees to provide a short report describing the value of the training and networking opportunities made available through the award. This information will be used at SCN’s discretion on its website, newsletters and for the purpose of reporting to its funding agency. Please note that expense reimbursement will be processed only once the completed report is received at the SCN office.

For further information on applying for a SCN Travel Award, please contact Ellie Arnold at


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