CSM Ambassador Award

Date limite : 12 May, 2024

About the Award

The CSM Ambassador Award enables outstanding graduate students or early career postdocs (within 2 years of graduating) to present research at one or more Canadian academic institutions (a regional location and / or a national location). The ambassador’s home institution is not an eligible regional location. Refreshments, intended for other graduate students to network with the Ambassador, is recommended if the budget permits.

Value of the Award: Max $1500.00 ($200 honorarium + $1300 travel expenses)

Number of Awards: 2

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Eligibility (Level or Program of Study): M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Students Enrolled in a Canadian graduate program  or Post Doctoral Fellow with a CSM membership

Application Contact: CSM Secretariat at info@csm-scm.org

Application Criteria

A graduate student or early career postdoc must submit electronically an application in PDF format to the CSM Secretariat. To be eligible, the applicant must be a current member of the CSM and have been a member for at least two years at the time of the application. The application must include

  1. a letter of reference that specifically comments on the oral communication skills of the applicant (typically the student supervisor)
  2. an abstract of the talk written by the applicant (100 words or less), a justification for two target institutions for presentations (50 words or less) and a digitally recorded video. The 5-minute (or less) video must feature the applicant explaining why the committee should select them to serve as a CSM Ambassador, entitled “Why I want to be a CSM  Ambassador”. Note that priority will be given to applicants from institutions that have not been awarded a CSM  Ambassador Award previously.


The CSM Ambassador must be a standing member of the CSM for at least two years at the time of application. The recipient must submit receipts for reimbursement within 8 months of receiving the award.  CSM would be happy to provide any assistance in terms of logistics or financially to help with the virtual presentations. The recipient must also submit a short 100-word summary of the outcomes as well as a photographs of the talk to be shown on the CSM website. The Ambassador is also invited to present their summary in person during the Council and Annual General Meetings the following year if they are already attending the conference.

Past Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our past award winners for the CSM Ambassador Awards!