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CanSAGE Research Grants

The CanSAGE research grant is a catalyst grant for gynecologic research, targeted to early-career clinicians, for pilot work that will produce data for a future larger grant application.

Please note: the application date for 2022 has now passed. Thank you to all who submitted! You will receive notification in May or June of 2022.

Overview of the Grant Program

Purpose

The CanSAGE research grant is a catalyst grant for gynecologic research, targeted to early-career clinicians, for pilot work that will produce data for a future larger grant application.

Target Area

The CanSAGE research grant is targeted to the field of gynecology, with preference for topics relevant to minimally invasive surgery, endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, pelvic pain, and abnormal uterine bleeding.

Eligibility

The principal applicant must be a CanSAGE member in Canada who is an OB/GYN Resident, MIGS Fellow, or Gynecologist in the first 5 years of practice.

Submit the following materials as part of your application:

Title Page

1 page maximum, including:

  • Team description: Principal applicant, mentor, co-applicants, collaborators, patient partners. As the principal applicant will be an early-career investigator, they should choose a middle-career or senior investigator as a mentor.
  • Names, positions, affiliations of each team member.
  • Contact information for the principal applicant.

Proposal

3 pages maximum, 2cm margins, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman. Figures and tables are separate to the 3 page maximum. References should be attached in the Appendix.

  • 0.5 page: Introduction.
  • 1.5 page: Methods (including Objective, Aims, Hypothesis, Sample Size Estimation, Timelines).
  • 0.5 page: Expected outcomes and significance; Knowledge Translation.
  • 0.5 page: Future research and plans to apply for a future larger grant application.

Mentor Letter of Support

1 page maximum that describes the mentorship plan and institutional support (research space, statistical services, etc).

CVs

  • Submitted for Applicant and Mentor.
  • 3 pages maximum, free form, and can include but not limited to: training background, current position, peer-reviewed publications (provide #’s and examples of recent work), current grants.

Appendices

  • References.
  • Other letters of support (optional).
  • Itemized budget (1 page maximum).

Grant Application

Applications for 2022 have now closed. Thank you to all who submitted! You will receive notification in May or June of 2022. Check back regularly to find out when applications will open for our next round of research grants.

Previous Grant Winners

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Emily Mardian

Dr. Emily Mardian, MD

PGY1, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,

McMaster University,

Hamilton, Ontario

Predicting bladder-to-uterus adhesions in patients undergoing a hysterectomy using preoperative ultrasound—a diagnostic accuracy study

Mathew Leonardi

Dr. Mathew Leonardi, MD, FRCSC

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,

McMaster University

Olga Bougie

Dr. Olga Bougie, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynaecology,

Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre,

Kingston, Ontario

Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among gynecologic surgeons and assessment of ergonomic risk factors in the operating room environment

Graeme Smith

Dr. Graeme Smith, MD, PHD

Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,

Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

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