Research Fellowship Awards


 Research Fellowship Awards

The NASCE provides research fellowship awards to enable trainees working in one of the three North American countries to travel outside of their home country for research training and collaboration in another country. The intention is to foster interaction and collaboration among Members of NASCE. 

**NOTE for 2022 competitions**: Due to COVID-19 and the difficulty in traveling, NASCE has opened the fellowship awards so that candidates will also be eligible for National travel as long as it is between members of NASCE, although international exchange candidates will have priority.

To be eligible the trainee, the trainee’s mentor and the mentor in the host laboratory must be active members of NASCE. The trainee must be working towards a research-based Masters of Science degree, be advanced to candidacy in a PhD program (within four years of advancement to candidacy), or be a postdoctoral fellow five years or less from receiving the PhD (or MD). Up to three awards of US$1000 will be made each year with two deadlines for application: September 15th and February 15th. Applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and recommendations for funding will be made to the President of NASCE. Link to previous research fellowship awardees.

To apply send to the NASCE Awards Committee Chair, Hamid R. Habibi (, by the deadline your curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page letter of intent that has a brief description of your collaborative project and training opportunities with anticipated dates of travel. Also arrange to have one letter each from the principal investigator of your home laboratory and from your host laboratory sent to the NASCE Awards Committee Chair, Hamid R. Habibi ( These letters should describe the trainee’s potential for a career in scientific research and the opportunities for collaboration and training that will be supported by this award.