Research Conference Grant

This grant is meant to support organizers to fund a conference in Canada which is expected to benefit CAG members and trainees (basic and/or clinical). Conferences are intended to be larger meetings of more than 50 participants and to be no more than one or two days in duration and to incorporate both local and international faculty. The grant can be used to offset costs incurred by allowing trainees and participants to attend the meeting (e.g. registration, travel, accommodation and meals) but not for payment of honoraria. One conference grant will be supported in any one 12-month period between July 1st and June 30th.  Please note: Attendance at the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™ (CDDW) conference is mandatory to receive the award.


2023 Award Recipient

Dr. Derek McKay, University of Calgary



One grant, of up to $10,000, may be awarded.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant(s) must be CAG members in good standing for at least three years.
  • The conference must be a standalone meeting, i.e. not an annual / biannual meeting.
  • The conference must incorporate a trainee program/involve trainees; optimally both basic and clinical.
  • The CAG’s sponsorship must be formally recognized on the conference materials and related signage.
  • The applicant may not apply concurrently for the CAG Research Workshop Grant.


Application Process

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

Please note that any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Candidates are required to submit an online application.

Submission Requirements

This online form must be completed in one single session. This form cannot save your information to return to at a later time.

Required documentation to be uploaded:
1. Letter of Request
2. Program of Events
3. Budget

Upon successful submission, you will be redirected to a confirmation webpage and will receive an email from us. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office.


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Submit Application

Step Two: Review

The VP Research Affairs and at least three committee members review all applications.

Step Three: Approval

Upon review successful applicants will be notified within one month of the submission deadline.

Step Four: Post-Program Submission

Please submit any conference materials, conference signage and a report detailing how the funding was used.

Submit Post-Program Materials