Graduate Awards

12-month graduate fellowships in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience: deadline February 7, 2014.

The ACN network is recruiting graduate students to participate in a fellowship training experience in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience. Graduate applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program in Autumn 2014 in an NSERC-related field (natural science and engineering) are eligible to apply. Please note that medical residents and students holding NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC fellowships for the same time period are not eligible to apply. Graduate students are eligible for a total of 4 years of accumulated NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC funding during their entire graduate training. Graduate fellowships from the NSERC-ACN training grant funding will not be provided to trainees while they hold departmental support that entails a regular time commitment, as this may jeopardize the trainees' ability to reach the goals of the training program.Graduate Fellowships will be awarded for 1 year and will begin in September 2014. Awards include an annual stipend of $17,300 (Master's level) or $21,000 (Doctoral level) to students enrolled full-time at the home institution of one of the ACN mentors. Students are expected to conduct research relevant to the goals of the ACN training grant with one of the training grant supervisors, listed on the Mentors page. Citizens of all countries are eligible for the ACN-Create graduate awards. Further information on NSERC's eligibility requirements is available at

Instructions to applicants: Please examine carefully the research interests of the members in this network who can serve as supervisors.Detailed descriptions of research opportunities can be found at the websites of the Mentors (listed under Mentors page). We strongly recommend that applicants first contact the prospective supervisors via email to determine whether they are accepting trainees for autumn 2014 in the ACN Training grant.Some preference will be given to applicants whose proposal indicates a novel training experience compared with their current training environment. Due to the limited number of awards this year, only one application per applicant and one application per supervisor will be considered for the graduate fellowships.

Complete the graduate application form and obtain the signature of a supervisor in the ACN training grant on this application. In addition, applicants must submit a C.V. and arrange to have one recommendation letter submitted by someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's research. Please note that only one recommendation letter per application is permitted. An official transcript from the most recent university of the applicant as well as a curriculum vita are also required with the application package. All applications materials should be submitted to the Program Coordinator by February 7, 2014. Awards announcements are expected to be made in March 2014.

Graduate Award Application Form

Instructions to supervisors: Please read and sign page 2 of the trainee's application. Supervisors are expected to provide a small conference travel allowance ($1000 per year). Only one graduate trainee can be nominated by each supervisor per year. Supervisors are also expected to have submitted the ACN-Coursework Form [.doc], which is required from training grant members before they apply to serve as supervisors on ACN fellowship applications. If you have submitted the Coursework form for a previous competition you DO NOT need to re-submit it.

Instructions to Recommenders: Recommenders should submit the recommendation form below or a free-form recommendation letter (maximum one page) that includes the requested information to the Program Coordinator by February 7, 2014

Graduate Recommender Form