PhD Scholarships

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) is pleased to announce the availability of two PhD scholarships for research in gastroenterology. These scholarships are designed to provide a two-year financial support for PhD candidates who will be enrolled in a PhD graduate program at a Canadian institution.

Terms

The award of $20,000 per year ($40,000 over two years) is to be used entirely for the student's salary.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The successful candidate will be expected to work full time on a research project under the supervision of a qualified investigator for a period of at least 24 months.
  • The supervisor must be a CAG member of regular standing for at least three years and must maintain CAG membership during the term of the award. Successful candidates must become CAG Trainee members.
  • The applicant must be enrolled in a PhD graduate program at a Canadian institution for less than two years at the time of the application submission.
  • The applicant may be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or foreign citizen.
  • The applicant may only hold this award once. Concurrent funding, from a separate award, may not be held during the term of this award.

 

Application Process

Step One: Application Submission - Deadline is December 1 11:59 PM ET

Candidates are required to submit an online application.

Submission Requirements

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the online application form INCLUDING uploading of all required documents (in .pdf format), in one single step; you are not able to save your application and return to it at a future date, rather it must be completed all at one time.

The supervisor will need to:
a. provide the required documentation, outlined below, for upload
b. verify, by initialing and dating each page, the authenticity of the trainees transcripts
c. verify, by initialing and dating each page, the authenticity of any letters of support

During your completion of the online application you will be asked to upload required documentation; you must have these PDF documents prepared, finalized, and ready to upload when you begin the online application.
1. copies of transcripts, initialed and dated on each page by your supervisor, from your ongoing degree as well as your most recently completed degree.
2. a summary (maximum 1 page) of your research related experience including a list of references/publications
3. a research proposal (maximum 2 pages) provided by your supervisor
4. a list of your supervisor's research funding details
5. a list of your supervisor's experience (i.e. trainees and their details)
6. a list of your supervisor's publications
7. justification of training environment (maximum 1 page)
8. letter(s) of support (optional and must be uploaded as a single file which may contain multiple letters)

Upon successful submission you will be directed to a webpage that confirms the successful submission and within a short period of time you will receive an email from the CAG National Office confirming receipt of your submission. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office immediately.

 

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Application System is CLOSED

Step Two: Review

The applications will be reviewed and ranked by CAG Research Affairs. Winners will be notified by mid-April. Funding will be provided by during May.

Step Three: Approval

The award will be made on the basis of suitability and excellence in the following order:

  • The environment where the research is to be carried out.
  • 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 applicant, based on previous scholastic records.

Under normal circumstances only one applicant, per laboratory, will be funded.

Step Four: Post-Program Submission

A short summary (1-2 pages) of your work, including results and a list of any publications (abstracts, papers, and presentations) must be submitted no later than one month after completion of the award term.

Submission Requirements

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the report in .pdf format, in one single step; you are not able to save your submission and return to it at a future date, rather it must be completed all at one time.

Upon successful submission you will be directed to a webpage that confirms the successful submission and within a short period of time you will receive an email from the CAG National Office confirming receipt of your submission. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office immediately.

 

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Submit Post-Program Materials

The CAG is delighted to be able to make this funding available to you, as a CAG member, with the aim of advancing gastroenterology research in Canada. We trust that the research funding has been helpful.

We appreciate you completing the required information below and uploading your report.

Please click on the "Submit" button to submit your post-program reports for the PhD Scholarships. Before submitting, please ensure you have filled out all of the mandatory fields and all attachments are correct.