2018 CGS Call for Awards  

Call for Applications: Canadian Geriatrics Society/Pfizer Continence Research Award

Overview: Through a collaboration between the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) and Pfizer, the CGS is pleased to announce the creation of an award to support either clinical fellows or residents in training to conduct a relevant research project in the area of urinary incontinence in older people. $10,000 is available to support research costs. This may be divided amongst more than one recipient depending on the funding requests. The award will be available each year from 2018 – 2020. Applicants must be members of the CGS at the time of application, as well as a member of a Canadian residency or training program in either Geriatric Medicine or Care of the Elderly, or in a fellowship program after completion of a Geriatric Medicine or Care of Elderly residency.

Eligible proposals:

  • Clinical, translational or interventional trials
  • Outcomes / epidemiological research (pharmacoeconomics / economics / disease management)
  • Secondary analysis of existing data sets
  • Quality improvement and educational scholarship

Any proposal that includes a clinical trial involving human participants must be conducted according to ICH and Health Canada guidelines, and conform to the Declaration of Helsinki regarding human subjects in research.

Application Process: An application should be submitted by the resident / fellow who must have a supervisor who is an active member of CGS.  The supervisor will assume supervision and overall responsibility for the project. Funds will be made available to the supervisor / supervisor’s institution.

The project proposal should not exceed five (5) single spaced pages (Arial 11pt font). References may be included as an appendix
(maximum 30). The applications should be structured as follows:

  • Statement of the problem
  • Background / literature review
  • Research question
  • Methods / Setting / Population
  • Analysis plan
  • Timelines
  • Project budget with justification
  • CV of applicant and supervisor (CIHR academic CV)
  • Letter of support from supervisor – this should describe the research environment/facilities available to the applicant making the proposed project feasible.

Applications should be emailed to cgs@secretariatcentral.com.


Award: The recipient(s) will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony at the CGS Annual Meeting held in Montreal, April 19th – 21st, 2018. The amount of funding for individual projects will be determined by the CGS Awards Committee, but will not exceed $10,000 in total.

Conditions of award: The proposed project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding. A no-cost 6 month extension can be applied for in cases of unanticipated delay. Peer-reviewed publication of the project should ideally occur not more than 18 months following cessation of the project. Award recipients are expected to submit an abstract to the CGS Annual Scientific meeting in 2019 (and others where applicable/allowable), and to submit their work for publication in peer-reviewed journals. All publications and products of scholarship deriving from the award should be acknowledged as follows: Research made possible by the Canadian Geriatrics Society – Pfizer Continence Research Award.

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