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Subject/Title: The 8th Annual SANSAR/Burgundy Young Investigator Award in South Asian Health
First name: Milan
Last name: Gupta

SANSAR is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote the health of South Asians through community awareness, education, and research. The SANSAR/Burgundy Young Investigator Award provides recognition and financial support to an outstanding young researcher whose research activities are focused on the health of South Asians. All areas of medical research, including COVID-19, involving the South Asian population, are eligible.


Those eligible to apply will be aligned with an appropriate mentor and will be one of the following: Resident or Fellow (MD), Masters student or PhD candidate. The research must be conducted in Canada. Please note that researchers investigating any area of South Asian health are eligible.

Submission Components:
  • 3 pages (maximum), single spaced (including any figures and tables) with the following information:
    • Overall research objectives
    • Background
    • Methods/Approach and timelines for completion
    • Potential impact of research
    • Relevance to SANSAR’s mission to improve the health of South Asians in Canada
  • CV and publication list
  • List of resources and funding sources
  • Letter of support from mentor (mentor to send letter directly to

Completed applications will be peer-reviewed by a panel of 3 experts. The winner will receive a prize of $10,000 and must submit a written report on the progress of the research study by the first anniversary of the award. A final report will be due upon completion of the research project. Any or all abstracts presented at scientific congresses, or peer-reviewed manuscripts arising from the winning project must be submitted to SANSAR and must recognize funding in part from SANSAR. The winner will be announced in November 2022.

For more information:

Questions about the award can be directed to



Deadline/closing date:

September 30th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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