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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.

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 19, 2017

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 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 19, 2017

The E. A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness

The Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) annually awards fellowships for advanced postgraduate training in ophthalmic subspecialties. An academic posting in Canada on completion of training is a requirement. Geographic need will be given priority consideration, as well as commitment to research on return.

The Foundation also offers a two-year fellowship and funding for research for the first year of return at the approved Canadian facility. This is contingent on matching funds for the first year of their return only to the parent institution which the applicant is requested to obtain (from the academic facility or other sources).

Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, with grant payments being made quarterly commencing July 1 the following year.

For more information, visit CNIB online, or contact research@cnib.ca.

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 19, 2017

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 pgmedesk@dal.ca.

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 PGMEdesk@dal.ca.

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