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Canadian Paediatric Society

Hospital Paediatrics Project Grant

The Hospital Paediatrics Project Grant was created to encourage scholarly initiatives related to clinical care, education or quality improvement in the field of hospital paediatrics. It is primarily intended to support practicing physicians, however medical students and residents may apply with a faculty supervisor as co-applicant.

The grant provides up to $2,000 in funding and will be awarded through the primary investigator’s institution and a report will be required one year after receiving the funds.

This grant is supported by the Hospital Paediatrics Section.

Submission deadline: October 31, annually


Applicants must:

  • Be members of the CPS; and
  • Be physicians providing clinical care in the paediatric inpatient setting in Canada. (Medical students and residents may apply with a faculty supervisor as co-applicant.)

Project must:

  • Be consistent with the vision of enhancing general paediatric inpatient care in Canada; and
  • Support local pilot initiatives which may then allow the investigator to develop the basis for an application for further support through conventional granting mechanisms; and
  • Have institutional research ethics board approval for any patient-oriented research; and
  • Consistent with the CPS Code of Ethics.

Current members of the CPS Board of Directors, related section executive and reviewing committee members are not eligible for nomination and cannot nominate candidates while serving their terms.


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

  • A project proposal (maximum 2 pages), including:
    • Goal of project and relevance to general paediatric inpatient care in Canada;
    • Scope of project (clinical care, education, quality improvement);
    • Background;
    • Detailed description, including: context in which project will be conducted, project methodology with rationale, data to be collected, data sources, data analysis;
    • Dissemination plan
  • A detailed budget (maximum 1 page). Requests can include costs for supplies, minor equipment, and salaries for support personnel. Funds are not to be used for faculty salaries or indirect costs. Research assistant time and technical support can be included in the budget; however, the requested expense for their time must be clearly justified. Travel reimbursement is limited to local travel for research purposes and travel to locations with pertinent resources for the proposed study. Funding is for one year; however, a non-funded extension up to one year may be requested.
  • A letter of support from the department chair or supervisor assuring approval of the planned study (maximum 1 page).
  • An abbreviated CV (maximum 3 pages) for all applicants.

Last updated: Sep 12 2018