Award Descriptions

Awards

Career Scientist Award

This program provides partial salary support over two years to a qualified new investigator to fund a minimum of two days per week of protected research time. The award requires availability of matching funds from the successful applicant's university or faculty. With the matching contribution from the recipient’s institution, the CAS award of $60,000 represents a total award of $120,000 over two years. Consideration is given to the novelty and importance of the applicant's proposed research program in either basic or clinical sciences related to anesthesia, perioperative medicine and/or pain management.

Notes:
  • This award was not offered in 2020.
  • Individuals seeking both an Operating Grant and a Career Scientist Award must complete separate applications.
Applications are invited from Active members of the CAS who have demonstrated a commitment toward establishing or pursuing an identifiable research program. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment in a department of anesthesia at a Canadian university and have a minimum one year of formal research training, with this training having been completed within ten years of the application deadline.

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation. Please review all relevant Guidelines & Conditions and required statements before applying for this award.

New Investigators Operating Grants

An applicant is eligible for a New Investigator Operating Grant if he/she commenced independent practice or received his/her first faculty appointment within five years of the application deadline. Applicants who have been in practice for five or more years at the time of application may be eligible for a New Investigator Operating Grant if they have undertaken significant research training (i.e., obtaining a Master's degree or PhD) within the past three years.

The grant is payable to the recipient’s hospital or research institute up to the maximum amount listed below. It is for a two-year term, dispersed in two equal installments from the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF).

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Research Award – up to $30,000

Dr Earl Wynands Research Award – up to $10,000

These awards are made possible through generous donations to the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF) from CAS members, institutions and industries that are committed to anesthesia services.

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF).

Please review all relevant Guidelines & Conditions and required statements before applying for this award.
 

Open Operating Grants

An applicant may be at any stage of his/her career development but must hold a faculty appointment at a Canadian medical school.

The grant is payable to the recipient’s hospital or research institute up to the maximum amount listed below. It is for a two-year term, dispersed in two equal installments from the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF).

Dr R A Gordon Research Award – up to $20,000

CAS Research Award in memory of Adrienne Cheng – up to $10,000

All applicants under the New Investigator Operating Grants are also considered.

Please review all relevant Guidelines & Conditions and required statements before applying for this award.

Residents Research Grant

Applications are invited from PGY1-PGY4 resident physicians who are in good standing at a Canadian university department of anesthesia.

The CAS also offers support for individuals committed to doing research during their residency training. Granted annually to the highest-ranked applicant in the Residents' Awards competition, the award will provide up to $10,000 to support anesthesia-related research performed by a resident in Canada.

Ontario's Anesthesiologists – CAS Residents' Research Grant – up to $10,000

Residents must be members of the CAS and must propose to carry out an original project within Canada and meet eligibility requirements for a Residents' Award.

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario’s Anesthesiologists.

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