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.

Application Process

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.