Awards & Scholarships

Supporting your training

The PGME office recognizes the exceptional skills of our trainees by offering a variety of scholarships and awards annually. Please read through the current scholarships and fellowships below, as well as our departmental awards, and their application processes.  

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Fellowships

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Fellowships are available to medical graduates or graduates of recognized PhD programs. Applications must be in postgraduate training at Dalhousie in basic or clinical science for a period of one to three years.

The level of support will be determined by the Medical Research Council of Canada's scale of pay for MDs, based on the number of years of postgraduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who have potential to contribute to academic medicine in Maritime Canada.

Fellowship competitions are generally held in April each year but deadlines will vary. To obtain a current schedule of competitions, terms of reference and applications visit the Foundation's website.

The Ross Stewart Smith Memorial Fellowship in Medical Research

This fellowship, being a portion of the income from a generous bequest to Dalhousie University, was established by Dr. James Ross Smith and his wife, the late Mrs. Eliza Cochran Smith, as a memorial to their son, Ross Stewart Smith, who died while attending Dalhousie.

It's open to students of exceptional ability following graduation from Dalhousie Medical School. The fellowship is provided to support research-related cost. The research may be in clinical medicine or in the basic medical sciences.

Application for the Ross Stewart Smith Memorial Fellowship [PDF- 9kB]

Submit completed application electronically to: adminpgm@dal.ca

Deadline for submission: January 25, 2021

Samuel R. McLaughlin Fellowship

In 2001, the Samuel R. McLaughlin Foundation donated $500,000 to Dalhousie as a final gift before closing its doors permanently. The purpose of the fund is to support medical fellowships, medical training or research or other medical education programs.

Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and currently registered with Dalhousie University in a residency training program. Preference will be given to those who'll be studying at an institute other than their own. Selection will be made by the PGME Scholarship Committee.

Application for the Samuel R. McLaughlin Fellowship
 [PDF- 12kB]

Submit completed application electronically to: adminpgm@dal.ca

Deadline for submission: January 25, 2021

 

 

Killam Postgraduate Medical Scholarships

These scholarships were established by the late Mrs. Izaak Walton Killam, and are awarded to postgraduate students in their third, fourth or fifth year of training in one of Dalhousie Medical School's clinical departments.

Selection by the Faculty Awards Committee is based on the recommendation of the department head that the candidate is likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in his/her specialty and could be recommended for appointment to the faculty of a medical school on completion of training.

Application for the Killam Postgraduate Medical Scholarships [PDF- 16kB]

Submit completed application electronically to: adminpgm@dal.ca

Deadline for submission: January 25, 2021

Resident Research Awards

Celebrating resident research

Dalhousie Medical School's Resident Research Day is an annual event held in mid June. Resident winners from each of the Departmental Research Days will be invited to submit a written abstract or manuscript of their work to the postgraduate office. 

Written submissions will be provided to a panel of judges selected by the research office from the clinical and basic science disciplines.

From submissions, the following winners will be selected:

  • Best Overall Award - Sponsor: CSCI/CIHR
  • Best Work in Basic Science Research - Sponsor: Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association
  • Best Work in Clinical Research - Sponsor: Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association
  • Best Research Award - Sponsor: Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
    • This is for a junior resident (PGY1 or PGY2) who has incorporated research into their primary training program
  • Best Research Award - Sponsor: Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
    • This is for a senior resident (PGY3 and up) who has incorporated research into their primary training program

For more information on Resident Research Day, please contact jenny.acuna@dal.ca.

Dr. Patrick Madore Clinical Investigator Traineeships

The Madore Traineeship offers an opportunity to postgraduate students who are looking to expand and grow their existing knowledge and skillset. The traineeship provides resident salary support as they pursue one of two available program tracks: 1) Clinician Investigator Program and 2) Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program.

Clinician Investigator Program

The Clinician Investigator Program promotes a broad interpretation of health research that spans many different disciplines. Participants are free to choose a research project in the discipline that best suits their future plans. The goal of the CIP is to provide medical residents with structured and rigorous research training—in the midst of their residency—so that they develop the research skills and experience they require to become clinician investigators upon completing their residency. For more information on CIP can be found here.

Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program

ESP is a one-year, full-time program offered to Dalhousie family medicine postgraduate students in year three, who are seeking to expand their expertise in an area best suited to their focused interest. Category two training can be offered, upon approval from family medicine, in a variety of areas including women’s health, addictions medicine, occupational medicine and general health research. For applicants to the Enhanced Skills Program, preference will be given to those focusing on the Clinical Scholar Program
For more information on the traineeship, including eligibility criteria please review the terms of reference below.

Application for the Dr. Patrick Madore Clinical Investigator Traineeships [PDF-97KB]

Submit complete application electronicaly to: adminpgm@dal.ca

Deadline for submission:

Department Awards

Research prizes and awards

Are you planning on being involved in research projects during your residency at Dalhousie? A number of opportunities exist to support you and your research. The clinical departments below are currently offering research prizes and awards.

For more information on departmental awards, please contact Adminpgm@dal.ca.

For a detailed description of the various programs and awards click here