Canadian Cardiovascular Society

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:

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: Varies depending on the meeting date.

Dr. Charles Kerr Award – Canadian Cardiovasular Society
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: From April 1 to June 30, 2023

Have a Heart Bursary Program – Canadian Cardiovascular Society
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: From February 23 to May 2, 2023

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: TBD

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 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: TBD

CMA Special Awards
Description: CMA awards in a broad range of fields.

Application Date: TBD

Bourses de recherche de la SQIC
Description: Bursaries for research projects in the field of heart failure.

Application Date: TBD

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: TBD

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: TBD

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