CHECKLIST: A complete application package includes the following:
  • Completed application form
  • Applicant CV
  • Signed signature page, emailed to
  • Letter of support from two references – letters must:
    • Be submitted via email with applicant name in subject line from the individual’s personal email account (university account for Supervisor/Department Head) and contain their contact details, including title, department affiliation, and university, in English or French
    • Speak to the applicant’s research activity and potential within the field of FASD, positive or promising aspects of the applicant’s character, and examples of achievements

Applicant Information

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Please upload your Curriculum Vitae


Provide two letters, at least one of which must be from a current or recent (within 3 years) academic supervisor or Department head. The second letter may be from a recent academic supervisor/Department head or a community partner or stakeholder who has played a significant role in your work (e.g., project partner, participant, individual with lived experience, etc.):

Reference 1:

Reference 2:

Project Details

Up to 10 keywords
Using simplified language understandable to a layperson, provide a general, one-paragraph description of the research project that was undertaken. (250 words maximum)
Describe why you are interested in applying for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award and how this experience will benefit your research career. (250 words maximum)
Provide an overview of your project, including the objectives or research questions, detailed methodology, and findings. (750 words maximum
Provide a clear and detailed description of how study findings have been and/or will be translated to knowledge users. (250 words maximum)
Describe how your project is innovative or novel, advances the field, and inspires future research. Also comment on the ways in which your findings impact the lives of people with FASD, their families, and/or communities. (250 words maximum)

Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award Memorandum

The participants listed above have agreed to the terms of the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award, as outlined in the application and in the Award Criteria. Upon approval, CanFASD shall notify the recipient and forward funds to them via electronic bank transfer or mailed cheque.

Please note that the information above, including the title of the project, description of research project, name of applicant, name of Supervisor(s)/Department Head and involved universities may be posted on and used by CanFASD to publicize the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award.

Please download and complete memorandum and signature page, and email to after submitting the application.