Bursaries, Grants and Awards

Here is a list of great resources if you are looking for bursaries, grants, scholarships or awards in medicine in Canada:

SANSAR- Burgundy Young Investigator Award

Description: Each year, through this award, SANSAR provides recognition and support to an outstanding young investigator whose research activities are focused on the health of South Asians. The winner will receive an award of $12,500 and it will be presented during SANSAR’s 5th annual fundraising gala on June 7, 2019.

Application deadline:  Closed

CHRS Trainee Travel Grant

Description: The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) offers support to trainees travelling to conferences to present their research. These grants are reserved for CHRS members presenting their research in the electrophysiology field at a heart rhythm/arrhythmia related meeting.

Application Date: TBD

Charles Kerr Award

Description:  This new annual CCSA award seeks not only to honor the memory and actions of Dr. Kerr as a humanitarian but to acknowledge those residents who personify his ideals and embody the same commitment to helping others.

Application date: March 1 to July 31, 2020

Have a Heart Bursary Program

Description: The 'Have a Heart' Bursary program is a travel bursary program designed to introduce promising young Canadian medical students, post-graduate trainees, and basic scientists-in-training to the cardiovascular field in Canada.

Application Date: March 1 to May 4, 2020
CCS Awards

Description: Each year, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) recognizes the outstanding achievements of individual Canadians and Canadian organizations that contribute to cardiovascular health and care. CCS Awards are granted for excellence in research, teaching, exemplary care, prevention of cardiovascular diseases and overall career contribution.

Application Date: Varies depending on the award.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society – Bayer Resident Vascular Award

Description: This Award is intended for Canadian clinical trainees (PGY 4-6) for a research project on any topic related to thrombosis, anticoagulation, stroke, or atrial fibrillation. Applicants must be residents enrolled in a Canadian clinical training program (PGY 4-6) for, but not limited to, adult or pediatric cardiology, cardiac or vascular surgery.

Application Date: To be determined.
Medicine Scholarships in Canada
Description: An extensive list of medicine scholarships awarded in Canada for higher education students. Includes scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries in the field of Medicine.

Application Date: Varies depending on the scholarship.

Royal College Funding Opportunities

Description: An extensive list of medical education-related grants, awards, and Fellowships. Content is reviewed and updated bi-weekly (or when applicable).

Application Date: Varies depending on the grant.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Description: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research.

Application Date: Variable.

Fonds de recherche Santé Québec

Description: The FRSQ allocates $100 million annually in awards and grants for public-sector research into human health carried out today in universities and hospital-based research centres.

Application Date: Variable.

Heart and stroke foundation research programs

Description: The Heart and Stroke Foundation supports the development of researchers across the research career spectrum from doctoral students to career investigators.

Application Date: Varies depending on the scholarship.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Description: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

Application Date: To be determined.

CMA Special Awards

Description: CMA awards in a broad range of fields.

Application Date: November 30.

Bourses de recherche de la SQIC

Description: Bursaries for research projects in the field of heart failure.

Application Date: To be determined.

Mackenzie King Scholarships

Description: The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.  One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been about $8500 but it is subject to change.

Application Date: February 1st.

CARMS Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership

Description: The purpose of these annual awards is to encourage the development of future leaders in medicine, through public recognition and financial support of one undergraduate and one postgraduate medical trainee who has demonstrated interest in/aptitude for leadership.

Application Date: To be determined.