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Canadian Paediatric Society

Developmental Pediatrics Resident Research Grant

The Developmental Pediatrics Resident Research Grant was created to promote and support research activities of residents and fellows in the field of developmental pediatrics. The grant provides up to $5,000 in funding for research projects for a maximum of two projects per year. It is supported by the CPS Developmental Paediatrics Section.

The goals of this funding are to promote research activity in Developmental Pediatrics trainees, as well as to allow Developmental Pediatrics trainees to gain experience in leading a research project.

Submitted studies may include basic science, clinical, epidemiological or educational research pertaining to the broad area of developmental pediatrics. Submissions supporting the 2017-2022 CPS Strategic Framework are highly encouraged.

Grant funds will be awarded in two instalments: 75% upon selection and 25% six months into the project, upon receipt of a progress summary report. A full report of activities and documentation of expenditures will be required six months after completion of project.

Submission deadline: October 31, annually


Applicants must:

  • Be a CPS resident member of the Developmental Paediatrics Section.
  • Be a full-time Developmental Pediatrics Subspecialty Resident or Fellow registered at a Canadian University.
  • Not have received any monies in relation to this application totaling greater than $5,000.

Research projects must:

  • Follow the ethical guidelines of the CPS as outlined in the CPS Code of Ethics.
  • Justify the need for funding.
  • Use funds within one year of receipt, with a plan for project completion within 2 years of receipt of full funding.


Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Submissions must include a(an):

  • Proposed project description (maximum 4 pages) with the following headings:
    • Abstract (maximum 300 words)
    • Background and objective(s)
    • Methods
    • Anticipated outcomes/Impact
    • Plan for dissemination
  • Detailed estimated budget (maximum 1 page).
  • Abbreviated CV (maximum 4 pages) for trainee applicant and main supervisor.
  • Timeline for the major project activities.
  • Half page description of trainee’s research activities to date and future career goals.
  • Letter of support from supervisor.

Last updated: Sep 21 2018