Awards & Grants

Supporting global surgery research

The GSO is committed to increasing the support and profile of global surgery research within the Department of Surgery. Research awards and seed funding for Dalhousie Faculty and trainees will be available starting in the Fall of 2022. Pilot funding to support researchers in low- and middle-income countries will also be available (TBD). New funding opportunities will be posted on our website and social media.


The GSO is committed to providing an environment to support and promote research that has a global lens, including issues of global (national and international) surgical disparity. A core component of the Office’s 5-year strategic plan involves working with the Research Office to generate a greater interest in global surgery research within the Department.

The GSO is excited to announce the first granting of its annual $500 research award. The award will be presented to the top ranked global surgery / global surgery disparities related presentation at the Department of Surgery’s Research Day on April 20, 2022 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Eligibility and criteria

Open to all residents as well as undergraduate, graduate and medical students

Submission process

Submissions should follow the DOS Research Day guidelines and deadlines TBA. Abstracts will be scored by the DOS Research Committee and selected for presentation. The top Global Surgery presentation will be judged and awarded on Research Day by a panel.

The successful presentation will:

  • Receive the $500 award
  • Be posted on the GSO website
  • Announced on the GSO Twitter account