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:

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: The Have a Heart Bursary Program is closed for 2016. Applications will re-open for 2017 in February.

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: The CCS-Bayer Resident Vascular Award has been created to support research on any topic related to thrombosis, anticoagulation, stroke, or heart failure. These grants are intended for residents in a Canadian clinical cardiology or cardiac surgery training program (PGY 4-6).

Application Date: 2016 Application deadline is September 14, 2016.

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.

Cardiology Scholarships in Canada

Description: A list of cardiology scholarships awarded in Canada for higher education students. Includes scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries in the field of Cardiology.

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.

Scholarships for Canadians

Description: Scholarships for graduate level study/research offered to Canadians wishing to study abroad.

Application Date: Varies depending on the scholarship.

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.