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 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.
Step One: Submit Application - Deadline is January 31 11:59 PM ET
Applicants must submit online application.
Step Two: Review
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.
Step Three: Approval
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.
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.