Resident Research Awards

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology is pleased to announce the 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.

 

Terms

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must provide proof (letter from the Program Director) of enrollment, or acceptance in a Canadian GI training program and that they will be enrolled for the term of the award.
  • 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 awards are available to Canadian, landed immigrants and non-Canadian applicants; Canadian and landed immigrants will be prioritized. The award must be held at a Canadian institution.
  • The proposed supervisor must be a regular CAG member (not trainee), in good standing for at least three years, at the time of submission of the application. The supervisor must maintain CAG membership during the term of the award.
  • Consideration will be given to balancing the awards across the country.
  • *Only one application, if deemed fundable, will be awarded per supervisor/laboratory.

 

2018 Award Recipients

Liron Birimberg Schwartz, University of Toronto
David M Rodrigues, Queen's University
Evan Elias, University of Manitoba
Jocelyn Jeong, University of Calgary

 

Application Process

Step One: Application Submission - Deadline is January 31 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. letter from the current Program Director verifying PGY Resident status and expected duration of study
2. copies of transcripts, initialed and dated on each page by your supervisor, from your most
recently completed degree as well as your ongoing training position
3. a summary (maximum 1 page) of your research-related experience including a list of references/publications
4. a research proposal (maximum 2 pages)
5. a list of your supervisor's research funding details
6. a list of your supervisor's experience (i.e. trainees and their details)
7. letters of support (optional)

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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Step Two: Review

Applicants will be notified during June.

Step Three: Approval

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

  • The applicant, based on 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.

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 Resident Research Award. Before submitting, please ensure you have filled out all of the mandatory fields and all attachments are correct.