Awards & Grants

Supporting global surgery research


The mission of the Global Surgery Office is to advance global surgery research, education and advocacy through international partnership and collaboration. To advance global surgery research within the Department of Surgery, GSO is launching a new pilot grant for residents and staff to support global surgery research with partners in a low- and/or middle-income country. Applicants must outline a one-year pilot project and how this may build into a larger program of research and/or future grant applications.


  • Active resident or faculty within the Department of Surgery 
  • Residents must have at least one-more year of training remaining
  • Residents must have a faculty mentor within the Department of Surgery 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest or track record in global surgery or its related disciplines 

The award will be transferred directly to the individual physician. Each award is valued at $5000.

Please submit the application as a single PDF via email to the GSO coordinator.

Submission deadline – June 30th, 2022

Application package should include the following:

Scientific Abstract:

  • 250 words
    Format: Title, introduction, proposed methods, expected results, discussion
  • Brief Project Proposal: maximum 1200 words 
    Format: Title, introduction, specific aims, methods, expected results and future outcomes / next steps
  • Budget:
    Format: Table with list of line items and, narrative to justify each line item. 
  • Personal Statement: 250-500 words
    Provide background in the area of the proposed project
  • Common Canadian CV
  • Resident applicants: Must include a letter of support from a Faculty mentor.


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.

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