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As a component of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology’s efforts to enhance its global presence/impact, this studentship presents an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct gastrointestinal-related research in a Canadian University or Research Center.  The research project can be basic or clinical science, and related to any aspect of gastrointestinal function.

A maximum of one (1) award of $4,000 will be made.

  • The applicant must be registered in a full-time undergraduate degree program or graduate program at a recognized university in Latin America.  A letter attesting to this must to be provided by the Departmental/Program Chair.
  • The student must be of good academic standing in their home institution.
  • The supervisor in Canada must be a Regular member, in good standing, for at least three years.
  • The student must spend a minimum of twelve (12) weeks in Canada (it is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that all appropriate immigration and tax documentation is put in place).  This successful awardee/supervisor will confirm a twelve week term, at any time during 2017, to implement this award.
  • It is anticipated that $4,000 will not cover the entire costs and that any short-fall will be provided by the Canadian supervisor (support from the University in Latin America, if available, or from Federal funding programs, may also be sought).
    Funds can be used to cover travel costs, living expenses and research operating costs at the discretion of the CAG member (i.e. supervisor).

Application Process

Step One: Submit Application - Deadline is November 15 11:59 PM ET

Applicants MUST submit their application using the online application form.  All fields marked with an * must be completed.

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the online application 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
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.     any letter(s) of support (optional, multiple letters must be combined into one single file)

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.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL ATTACHMENT FILE NAMES DO NOT CONTAIN SPECIAL CHARACTERS. This includes but is not limited to  ! * # ; ? / : " < > |.

We strongly suggest completion of this application form using the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome. Some Internet Explorer users may not be able to view all content nor access all functionality.

Step Two: Review

The applications will be reviewed by the CAG Research Affairs. The successful applicant will be notified by December 15.  Funding will be provided in advance of the twelve week term confirmed by the applicant/supervisor.

Step Three: Approval

Criteria for support: academic and research standing of the applicant, letters of support for the applicant, scientific excellence of the proposal, quality of the proposed supervisor and the research environment, relevance to GI research and potential value to the applicant and their home institution.

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.

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.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL ATTACHMENT FILE NAMES DO NOT CONTAIN SPECIAL CHARACTERS. This includes but is not limited to  ! * # ; ? / : " < > |.

We strongly suggest completion of this application form using the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome. Some Internet Explorer users may not be able to view all content nor access all functionality.