Call for Applications: Fall 2023 Research Start-up Awards

 Competition Details

  • Call for Applications: Fall 2023 Research Start-up Awards
  • Submission Deadline: November 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM 
  • Status: Not accepting applications
  • Amount: Up to $2,500 per trainee

Purpose of the Training Awards Program

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). 


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.

Selection Process

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.

Components of the Application

  1. Application form
  2. Summary of the research project (maximum 1-page excluding references; references may be included on a separate page)

Guidance/tips for writing research description: General Feedback 

Application Form


Applicant Info

Mailing Address

Name and location of training program

CanVECTOR Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

Reason for requesting start-up funding

Description of proposed budget (up to $2500)