The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), HSRLCE, and the BI-Lilly Alliance have collaboratively created an award, entitled “CCS/HSRLCE/BI-Lilly-Cardiometabolic Research Award”.
This Award is intended for Canadian clinical residents (PGY 4-6), or PhDs and MDs who are within five years of their first faculty appointment at a Canadian academic institution, for a research project on any topic related to cardiometabolic disease.
Applications due September 14, 2020.
Two (2) awards totaling up to $45,000 will be awarded based on an independent peer review process. Funded research must be completed within 48 months from the start of funding.
Awardees will be notified by October 1, 2020.
• Applicants must be either
• enrolled in a Canadian clinical training program (PGY 4-6) for, but not limited to, adult or pediatric cardiology, cardiac or vascular surgery, or
• PhDs and MDs who are within five years of their first faculty appointment at a Canadian academic institution.
• Must be a CCS Member.
• Funds are intended for Canadian Research purposes
• Applicants must be available to present their research projects to the judging panel during a virtual session at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), in October 2020. Finalists will be provided complimentary registration to CCC 2020.
Two (2) awards will be awarded based on an independent peer review process
• 1st prize: $25,000
• 2nd prize: $20,000
Funds will be administered by the Cardiology Division of the awardee’s affiliated university or equivalent.
Terms of Reference and submission guidelines
• Applicants are asked to submit a proposal, including the following:
• Outline of the project. Is the project part of a larger study or grant? If so, please explain.
• Description of the research environment. Where will the research project be conducted (research must be conducted in Canada).
• If the scope of the project is greater than the funds awarded, the applicant must explain what area the grant will be used in. If other member(s) of the team is/are involved in the project, applicant is to describe his/her role in the study.
• Budget - Is the project partially funded using other channels? If so, please explain. As an attachment, template provided below.
• A brief 1-page curriculum vitae outlining any prior research experience and publications. As an attachment.
• Hi-resolution photo
• Name of mentor or supervisor
• Name and contact information of the Payee – both the Institution and individual who will receive the funds.
An evaluation committee co-chaired by Drs. Jacob Udell and Michael Farkouh and consisting of Drs. Padma Kaul, Paul Poirier, Tara Sedlak and Sanjit Jolly will review all applications and select the two (2) most meritorious finalists.
Evaluation of applications will be based on three (3) criteria: quality, and feasibility of project, quality of applicant, research environment and mentor.
These two (2) finalists will present their research project at a session held during the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) in October 2020. During a 10-minute presentation, they will have the opportunity to present the research project and answer questions from the judging panel above.
Following the two (2) presentations, each of the two (2) finalists will be awarded a Cardiometabolic Research Award.
Additional Important Proposal Submission Information
1. Current PGY 4-6 clinical trainees, or PhDs and MDs who are within five years of their first faculty appointment in, but not limited to, adult or pediatric cardiology, cardiac or vascular surgery in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons approved program are eligible to submit a proposal.
2. Applicants must currently reside in Canada.
3. Award funds are solely intended for Canadian research purposes.
4. The award funds will be administered by the institution of the finalists’ affiliated universities.
5. The award and funds are intended for original research conducted by residents and should not supplement funding for an ongoing project.
a) If the submission refers to a multicenter clinical trial, the applicant must specify their specific role in the research study.
b) If the application is for a sub-study of an ongoing project or trial, the applicant must specify their role and explain how the sub-study is distinct from the main study.
6. If the scope of the project is greater than the funds awarded, the applicant must explain what area the grant will be used in. If another member of the team is involved in the project, the applicant is to describe his/her role in the study.
7. Award funds will range from $25,000 (1st prize) to $20,000 (2nd prize). The scope of the project must be flexible to accommodate this range of budget. The funds awarded may be used as a standalone or may be further leveraged by applying for funding from another source.
8. Mentor name, affiliation, and qualifications must be provided at the time of proposal submission.
9. Application should not include superfluous content (cover page, table of content, etc.).
10. The final stage of the competition process is performance-based: be prepared to defend your proposal during a CCC session in October 2020, as you may encounter challenging questions from the reviewers. Contestants must be prepared to answer tough questions with brief and succinct statements.
11. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society will announce the finalists in late September 2020. The ranking (first, second, and third place) will be voted by judges during the CCC session in October 2020, following presentations by finalists.
12. Applicants must be available for the CCC 2020 to present their research projects to the judging panel during a live virtual session in October 2020. Finalists will be provided a complimentary registration to attend the CCC.
13. Research status report will be requested and should be submitted on October 1st of the ensuing year(s) that the project is running.
14. Upon completion of the project, there is an expectation that the output of the research be submitted for presentation at cardiovascular congresses like the CCC. The submission must acknowledge the source of the research funding The Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Heart & Stroke / Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, and the BI-Lilly Alliance.
The Peer Review Process and Evaluation Committee
All applications will be pre-screened for eligibility. Applications that are late, incomplete and/or do not meet the basic eligibility criteria will be not be considered for review. Peer review of all eligible applications will be conducted by a scientific review committee comprised of CCS members. Reviewers are selected for their expertise in cardiac arrhythmias. All eligible proposals will be reviewed by at least two members of the peer review committee. All applicants will receive feedback from reviewers, upon request.
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Heart & Stroke / Richard LewarCentre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, and the BI-Lilly Alliance are proud to support the CCS-HSRLCE-BI-Lilly Cardiometabolic Research Award. With this award, we hope to further research on the link between cardiovascular disease in diabetes to improve thelives of Canadians who are affected by these conditions, and their families