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Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award

$2000 Cash + travel expenses to the 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, British Columbia March 1-4, 2017.

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2016
Award recipient will be notified by December 15th, 2016

The Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of a completed study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field in one of Canada FASD Research Network’s (CanFASD) member provinces/territories (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, NWT, Nunavut and Yukon). Projects must also include a knowledge translation component. Applications may be submitted by:

  • A student working in the field of FASD, or
  • An early career investigator (within 5 years of first Faculty appointment)

The study must be intended to integrate research, policy, and practice to improve the lives of individuals with FASD, their families, and communities through advanced knowledge and/or training. This could include intervention, prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology, policy, justice, or basic biomedical research.

The following criteria will be considered in the review of all Research Award applications:

  • Relevance and scientific merit of the research project to addressing human dimensions of FASD;
  • Potential to inspire future research and attract additional funding support;
  • Publication activity of the applicant;
  • Other research activities of the applicant; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of those affected by FASD.

The 2017 Award recipient will be required to participate at the 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, British Columbia March 1-4, 2017 ( The recipient will be recognized at the conference in the plenary session and will be provided the opportunity to present their research in a concurrent session. Travel expenses and conference registration will be part of the Award, and the recipient will also be awarded a $2000 cash prize. As a condition of the award, recipients will also be required to submit a short plain language summary of their research findings suitable for a lay audience to be posted on the CanFASD website.


Download Award Application