Obesity Canada is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for early career researchers to take part in the upcoming Obesity Canada/Hypertension Canada scientific conference taking place April 3-6 in Banff, Alberta. 

As part of the conference, we will be hosting the Young Investigator Forum. This event will include a series of career focused training sessions including effective networking skills, public speaking, patient engagement in research and a career panel.  The Young Investigator Forum will be open to any student, trainee or early career investigator (within 5 years of graduation) attending the conference and is included with registration. However we will be offering up to 15 trainee awards that will cover conference registration along with 4 nights accommodation at the conference hotel ($1500 Value) 

Applications will be accepted until February 29, with winners announced on or before March 4. Application details are below. Please submit your complete applications by email to patton@obesitynetwork.ca.  


Women, indigenous people, racialized people, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and people from the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are strongly encouraged to apply for funding. For the purposes of evaluation, we take care to recruit a diverse committee reflecting the profiles of the applicants and we ensure that the evaluation process takes account of the career stage and particular situations, including atypical trajectories. Make sure that your application meets the eligibility criteria of the contest.

1- Please provide a brief description of your training path so far (250 words)

2- Please provide a brief description of your most significant achievements so far (250 words)

3- Please provide a brief description of how this award will contribute to your progress (500 words)



Trainee awards are made possible by support from Maximize Your Research on Obesity And Diabetes (MyRoad)