Research Start-Up & Travel 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 provide operating and travel funding to trainees who are doing research training and conduct this under the supervision or mentorship of CanVECTOR members. These funds are intended to support the trainee’s research endeavours and provide travel funds for academic experiences that will enhance their research training.

Inquiries about these awards can be directed to Lauren Lewis by email:

Research Start-Up Awards

  1. CanVECTOR Research Start-up Award

The network has dedicated 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 twice a year: Spring and Fall. CanVECTOR is now accepting applications for the 2022 Research Start-up Awards Competition. The deadline to submit is November 25th, 2022.
Application and award process: Applicants are required to submit a completed CanVECTOR Research Start-up Award Application Form and a summary of the research project (maximum 1-page excluding references; references may be included on a separate page) via email to by 11:59PM ET Friday, November 25th, 2022. 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

Travel Bursaries for Academic Experiences

  1. CanVECTOR Academic Experiences Travel Award

This funding is intended to provide partial support for recipients of CanVECTOR fellowship or studentship awards to travel to another city for an academic experience related to their research activities. Examples of eligible activities include: travel to another CanVECTOR site to facilitate research activities or collaboration, travel to deliver an oral or poster presentation at a meeting or conference that directly relates to the applicant’s research, or travel to another city for knowledge translation activities related to a completed research project.

Amount: $500 will be awarded to each successful applicant.
Eligibility: Fellows and graduate students that currently hold a CanVECTOR salary award are eligible to apply.
Relevant dates: These funds can be requested at any time during the 1-year term of the studentship or fellowship salary award. Applications are accepted and considered anytime during the year. Applicants can expect a response within one month following the request. Requests must be made before the travel has occurred. Given travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be offering travel awards until further notice. 
Application and award process: Please send a completed CanVECTOR Travel Award for Trainees Application Form to: Applications will be reviewed by the co-leads of the Training, Mentoring and Early Career Development Platform.