Travel grants

Details outlined below and downloadable pdf located at the bottom of this page.
The Spinal Research Institute (SRI) will fund a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) International Travel Collaboration Grant in 2018.
The objective of this grant is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to build relationships between individuals, institutions and countries involved in spinal cord research by funding attendance at the 2018 International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney, Australia. It also provides an opportunity to connect with institutions and organisations that support the grant recipient's area of research.
The grant will provide funding of up to AUD$5000 and is open to researchers in SCI with more than two years working in the field and less than five years post PhD. It represents a unique opportunity to garner fresh ideas and collaborate with international peers.
  • The funds must be used for the purpose described in this grant information and may not be used to supplement other funding received for the same purpose.
  • The funding may not be used to cover other costs, such as accompanying family members or salary.
  • It is expected that the grant recipient will attend the workshop session Developing Practical Tools for Global Research Collaborations in a Time Poor World as part of the 2018 ISCoS program.
  • The applicant should be either presenting an abstract and/or planning to meet with SCI research collaborators at ISCoS.
  • A report detailing the funded experience, and what was accomplished and learned must be submitted in writing within two months of the conclusion of the travel grant. SRI may choose to publish the report in their newsletter or  website.
  • SRI must be acknowledged as a funding source in all publications and presentations derived from the travel grant.
  • An account of how the funds were used including valid receipts must be provided to the SRI within two months of the conclusion of the travel grant for reimbursement.
  • The applicant cannot be in a temporary position.
  • Applicants will be informed of the decision approximately three weeks after the deadline date.
The SCI International Travel Collaboration Grant is open to researchers in SCI with more than two years working in the field and less than five years post PhD, with a focus on collaborative research. Applicants may be required to attend a telephone interview.
Submissions must include the following:
Part  A - Applicant Information and Supporting Statement - two page maximum
- Name, home address, phone number, email address
- Institution name and address, Department, Department Head and Department Head email address
- Detailed supporting statement of proposed presentation/meeting/collaboration opportunity and description of visit.
- Two names of referees and contact details
Part B - Additional Information
- Budget outline (incl: ISCoS registration fees, airfares, accommodation, estimated daily expenses food/travel)
- Curriculum Vitae - one page maximum
- Support Letter from Current Institution
- Support Letter from Host Institution (if grant will be supporting an institution visit)
Submit applications to:
Subject line: Attn SRI International Travel Collaboration Grant
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