Canadian Cardiovascular Society

CCS-Bayer Cardiovascular Research Award

This award is intended for Canadian clinical trainees (PGY 4-6) for a research project on any topic related to thrombosis, anticoagulation, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, or cardiac imaging.

The program is particularly interested in research that has the potential to advance knowledge about or improve the care of patients at risk for vascular, thrombotic or embolic events.

Three awards totaling up to $45,000 will be awarded on an independent peer review process. A bonus award of $5,000 will be awarded by the audience to one of the three finalists for the most effective and persuasive presentation at the 2022 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress live session.

2022 Call for Applications: Closed

CCS-Bayer Cardiovascular Research Award Handbook


  • Be a CCS Member*. For more information about CCS Membership, visit the CCS website:
    *In order to receive the award funds, you must be a CCS member, however you do NOT need to be a member at the point of application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian clinical training program (PGY 4-6) for, but not limited to, adult or pediatric cardiology, cardiac or vascular surgery in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons approved program.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
  • Award funds are solely intended for Canadian research purposes.
  • The award and funds are intended for original research conducted by residents and should not supplement funding for an ongoing project.
    • If the submission refers to a multicenter clinical trial, the applicant must specify their specific role in the research study.
    • If the application is for a sub-study of an ongoing project or trial, the applicant must specify their role and explain how the sub-study is distinct from the main study.
  • Funded research must be completed within 12 months from the start of funding.
  • Applicants must be available to present their research projects to the judging panel during a digital session at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), in October 2022. Finalists will be provided complimentary registration to CCC 2022.

The Award

Three (3) awards will be awarded based on an independent peer review process.


  • $20,000
  • $15,000
  • $10,000

An additional $5,000 prize to be awarded by the CCC session audience to one (1) of the three (3) finalists for the most effective and persuasive presentation. All funds will be administered by the Cardiology Division of the awardee’s affiliated university or equivalent.

The Process

An evaluation committee of CCS members selected for their subject matter expertise will review all applications and select the three (3) most meritorious finalists.

Evaluation of applications will be based on three (3) criteria: quality, and feasibility of project, quality of applicant, research environment and mentor.

These three (3) finalists will present their research project at a virtual session held during the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) in October 2022. During a 10-minute presentation, they will have the opportunity to present the research project and answer questions from the judging panel. Following the three (3) presentations, each of the three (3) finalists will be awarded a CCS-Bayer Cardiovascular Research Award.

Budget Template

Download the budget template here.

The Peer Review Process and Evaluation Committee

All applications will be pre-screened for eligibility. Applications that are late, incomplete and/or do not meet the basic eligibility criteria will be not be considered for review. Peer review of all eligible applications will be conducted by a scientific review committee comprised of CCS members. Reviewers are selected for their expertise in cardiac arrhythmias. All eligible proposals will be reviewed by at least two members of the peer review committee. All applicants will receive feedback from reviewers, upon request.

If you have any questions or require support preparing or submitting your application, please email

Supported by:

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Bayer Inc. are proud to support the CCS-Bayer Cardiovascular Research Award. With this award, we hope to further research in thrombosis, anticoagulation, stroke, heart failure or atrial fibrillation to improve the lives of Canadians who are affected by these conditions, and their families.

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