Research Start-Up Awards


CanVECTOR Research Training Awards (fellowship, studentship) provide salary support for highly qualified, promising trainees or fellows to allow them to pursue research training in thromboembolism at a Canadian centre. The network and its partners have committed additional funding to support individual trainees’ research activities. These funds are intended to help trainees to achieve their research objectives. To this end, the funds may be used for start-up operating funds for a research project or preliminary/pilot work to strengthen their research, including services, materials, or supplies. This funding is not intended to provide salary support for trainees and the requested funds must not overlap with funding that’s available from other sources.

Research start-up funding is not intended to provide support for travel relating to any academic experiences (e.g. presentation of research work at a scientific conference). 

Amount: Up to $2,500 per trainee

Eligibility: Any trainee (medical student, resident, graduate student, fellow) that is conducting research under the supervision of a CanVECTOR member is eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply for membership when applying. Priority will be given to applicant's who have not received CanVECTOR funding.

Relevant dates: Applications are accepted and reviewed in the Fall (September - November).

Application and award process: A Call for Application will be launched in the Fall. Applications will be reviewed by the co-chairs of the Training, Mentoring and Early Career Development platform. For successful applications, award funds will be sent to the trainee's supervisor.

Guidance/tips for writing research description: General Feedback 


Stay tuned in mid to late 2024 for the next Call for Applications.