Resident Research Awards
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, in partnership with Shire Pharma Canada ULC, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Allergan Canada, are pleased to announce the availability of five (Shire-2, Ferring-2, Allergan-1)) Resident Research Awards. These awards are designed to encourage research during clinical training and provide a foundation for research activities after gastroenterology training has been completed. The long-term goal is to stimulate research interests (basic science or clinical) in gastroenterology residents and also promote full-time faculty involvement in the research training of residents. The value of the award is $5,000. The award is to support the research project and is not a stipend.
- The application may be on any aspect of basic or clinical research.
- Research can be conducted as a 3-month block or longitudinally over 1-year period (priority will be given to prospective over retrospective studies).
- The value of the award is $5,000. The award is to support the research project and is not a stipend.
- Applicants must be enrolled (or have accepted a place) in a recognized Canadian Gastroenterology Resident program.
- A letter from your Program Director must be provided, verifying PGY Resident status.
- Applicants must not have held a CAG Resident Research Award; this is a one-time award.
- The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
- The proposed supervisor must be a CAG member, in good standing for at least three years, at the time of submission of the application.
The award will be made on the basis of suitability and excellence of:
- The applicant, based on previous scholastic and academic records.
- The research proposal, with emphasis on the applicant's role in an ongoing project illustrating how the project provides an introduction to research in the broad field of Gastroenterology.
- The environment where the research is to be carried out including the proposed supervisor(s) experience.
The applications will be reviewed and ranked by Research Affairs. Applicants will be notified during May. Funding will be available by July 1 and must be used within one year.
Candidates will need the support of their supervisor to ensure that all required documentation and information is returned to the trainee in a timely manner in order that they may complete their application. CAG will not consider a late or incomplete application.
How to Apply
To apply for the award, the trainee must complete the online application.
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Please note the online application will require a number of .pdf documents to be uploaded, as listed below; applicants need to prepare all documentation in advance of completing the online application. We suggest that you review the online application, prior to completing it, so that you are aware of the details surrounding the required documentation.
- Copy of Official Permanent Resident Status (if not a Canadian citizen)
- Copy of Academic Transcript with each page initialed and dated by your supervisor
- Research/Related Experience Summary of the applicant
- Research Proposal
- Proposed Supervisor's Research Funding Summary
- Proposed Supervisor's Trainee List
- Proposed Supervisor's Publication List
- Letter(s) of Support (optional) with each page initialed and dated by your supervisor
- Signature Page signed and dated by the applicant and the supervisor
Completed applications must be submitted by January 31 before 11h59 EDT.