Translational Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award

The Western Institute for Neuroscience (WIN) Executive Committee invites basic scientists and clinicians to identify postdoctoral scholars working in neuroscience research for the Translational Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award. The Institute will award up to a maximum of $30,000, with matching conditions, to support expenses related to the postdoctoral fellow’s project.

APPLICABILITY: The Western Institute for Neuroscience (WIN) Translational Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award is designed to strengthen the vital connection between basic and clinical neuroscientists. Fellows will spend some of their time working in clinical settings, but the majority of their time will be focused on research. Fellows may hold a PhD or a clinical degree (MD, OT, RN, etc) to be eligible. 

In the clinical setting, the fellows will gain direct experience working side-by-side with clinical faculty (e.g., audiology, speech pathology, dentistry, neurology, psychiatry, medicine, radiology, pediatrics, anesthesiology and/or physical medicine and rehabilitation). Possible clinical locations include the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care, and community clinics. In the basic research setting, the fellows will gain experience working with research experts (investigators, technical staff, other trainees, etc.) in one or more of Western’s state-of-the-art core facilities and innovation platforms for neuroscience research.

2023 Competition - Closed

    Full Application due May 15, 2023

     Online Submission Portal (Qualtrics) - View survey questions in pdf    
     Biographical Sketch Form - (Word doc download)

    Anticipated Funding Period

     September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024                         

All completed applications will be reviewed by a panel appointed by the WIN Executive Committee. The Committee will consult with content experts as needed. See Guidelines for more information and detailed application instructions.


For more information, or questions relating to this competition, please contact WIN admin at