Trainee Research & Travel Funds 2016-2017

Purpose of the Trainee Research and Travel Funds

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 Nicole Langlois, Manager of CanVECTOR’s Training, Mentoring and Early Career Development Platform, by email: nlanglois@ohri.ca or phone: 613 737-8899 ext. 73951.

Trainee Research Funds

  1. CanVECTOR Research Start-up Funding

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.

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.
 
Relevant dates: Applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year, with submission deadlines of April 30th and October 31st.
 
Application and award process: Please send a completed CanVECTOR Research and Travel Funds for Trainees Application Form by email to: training@canvector.ca  Applications will be reviewed by the co-chairs of the Training, Mentoring and Early Career Development platform.
  1. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Research Grant

This annual award from CAEP is to be used for a research project conducted in collaboration with one of their members. The CAEP-CanVECTOR Grant is for a research project that aims to reduce VTE occurrence, improve VTE diagnosis and therapeutic management, improve the safety of anticoagulant delivery, or enhance the quality of life of those impacted by VTE in the emergency care setting. This award is open to physicians, fellows and residents.

Amount: One award of $5,000 ($2,500 from CAEP and $2,500 from CanVECTOR)
Relevant dates: 
Electronic submission for the 2016/17 competition opens: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 9:00 am Eastern. Electronic submission closes: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 23:59 Eastern (no exceptions).
Notification: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
 
Application and award process: The award is being administered by CAEP. Please see this link for more information and guidelines: http://caep.ca/CAEPGrantCompetition
  1. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Abstract Award

This Award is for an abstract on a research study that reduces VTE occurrence, improves VTE diagnosis and therapeutic management, improves the safety of anticoagulant delivery, or enhances the quality of life of those impacted by VTE in the emergency care setting. This abstract would be submitted for the CAEP Conference. 

Amount: $250/year from CAEP + matching funds from CanVECTOR = $500/year
 
Relevant dates: 
Electronic submission for the 2016/17 competition opens: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 9:00 am Eastern. Electronic submission closes: Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 23:59 Eastern (no exceptions).
Notification: Monday, February 27, 2017
 
Application and award process: The award is being administered by CAEP. Please see this link for more information and guidelines: http://caep.ca/research/abstract-competition

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 and funding will be by reimbursement of expenses and will require the submission of original receipts. 
 
Application and award process: Please send a completed CanVECTOR Research and Travel Funds for Trainees Application Form by email to: training@canvector.ca Applications will be reviewed by the co-leads of the Training, Mentoring and Early Career Development Platform.
  1. Anticoagulation Forum Travel Award

The biennial Anticoagulation Forum meeting offers an opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world with wide-ranging research interests and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic disorders. Special lectures focusing on recent advances and important issues in anticoagulation therapy are featured, as well as small master classes, a “meet the experts” breakfast, poster presentations of original research and exhibitors http://acforum.org/2017/

Amount: $1,400 for travel funds and waived registration fee to attend the meeting.
 
Eligibility: Any physician trainee (medical student, resident, fellow) that is conducting research under the supervision of a CanVECTOR member is eligible to apply.
 
Relevant dates: This 3-day meeting is held every other year. In 2017, the 14th national conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA from April 20-22.
 
Application process: Please send a completed CanVECTOR Research and Travel Funds Application Form by email to: training@canvector.ca by February 1, 2017.