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Closed until further notice.

Travel funding of up to $750 is available for in-training members to share their research contributions to women and/or children’s health at conferences and scientific sessions. This is a non-competitive funding program that is offered as a benefit of WCHRI membership.


All applications to WCHRI must align with our relevance criteria in order to be eligible for funding.

In-training member criteria

  • The applicant must be registered at the University of Alberta at the time of application, in a full-time graduate or post-graduate program (graduate, postdoctoral/clinical fellow, resident or sub-specialty resident) where training is focused on women and/or children’s health research, or the applicant has been supported by a WCHRI Summer Studentship Award Program and is presenting work at the conference.
  • The applicant must be the first author on the abstract accepted for (oral or poster) presentation.
  • Each trainee is eligible to hold funds once during each program type.
  • Successful applicants are required to present their research at WCHRI Research Day within a year of receiving WCHRI support.
  • All applicants must be WCHRI in-training members. Membership is free and information can be found on our membership page.

Academic member criteria

  • The sponsoring supervisor must be the WCHRI academic member under whose supervision the work was done.
  • All supervisors must be WCHRI academic members for a period of at least one year prior to sponsoring application(s) to this program (except newly recruited faculty to the University of Alberta).
  • A supervisor may sponsor a maximum of two trainee travel awards per fiscal year (April to March).

All publications, including presentations and public messages, arising from research supported by WCHRI grants and awards must acknowledge the support of WCHRI. Acknowledgement information and logos are available on our acknowledgements and logos page.


This program is closed at this time but will open to applications in keeping with University of Alberta policy and Alberta Health Services recommendations.

Application information

For further information

Contact WCHRI grants.