CanSAGE Research Grants 2020

Two grants ($2,500 each) available

Selection Meeting and Announcement: April 2021

The CanSAGE research grant will be a catalyst grant for gynecologic research, targeted to early-career clinicians, for pilot work that will produce data for a future larger grant application 


Target area
The CanSAGE research grant will be targeted to the field of gynecology, with preference for topics relevant to minimally invasive surgery, endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, pelvic pain, and abnormal uterine bleeding

The principal applicant must be a CanSAGE member in Canada who is an OB/GYN Resident, MIGS Fellow, or Gynecologist in the first 5 years of practice

Grant description

$2500 over 12 months.

Eligible expenses:  personnel, supplies, data requests.  Non-eligible:  institutional overhead, applicant’s or mentor’s salary, equipment, open access fee, intent to publish in non-peer reviewed or predatory journal, or project already covered by another grant.  Research must receive institutional ethics approval, and CanSAGE must be acknowledged in any presentation or publication.



1) Title page  – 1 page maximum

  • Team description:  principal applicant, mentor, co-applicants, collaborators, patient partners.  As the principal applicant will be an early-career investigator, they should choose a middle-career or senior investigator as a mentor.

  • Names, positions, affiliations of each team member.

  • Contact information of the principal applicant.


2) Proposal – 3 pages maximum, 2cm margins, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman.  

Figures and Tables are separate to the 3 page maximum.  
References should be attached in the Appendix.

  • 0.5 page:  Introduction

  • 1.5 page:  Methods (including Objective, Aims, Hypothesis, Sample Size Estimation, Timelines)  

  • 0.5 page:  Expected outcomes and significance; Knowledge Translation

  • 0.5 page:  Future research and plans to apply for a future larger grant application

3) Mentor letter of support – 1 page maximum that describes the mentorship plan and institutional support

(research space, statistical services, etc.)

4) CV’s
Applicant and Mentor

  • 3 pages maximum, free form, and can include but not limited to: training background, current position, peer-reviewed publications (provide #’s and examples of recent work), current grants  


5) Appendices –

  • References

  • Letters of support

  • Itemized budget (1 page maximum)

Evaluation criteria  

a) significance and impact of the research

b) approaches and methods

c) expertise, experience and resources

Updated Timeline –  

  1. Reviews: February – March 2021 (3 reviewers per grant)​

  2. Selection Meeting and Announcement: April 2021

  3. Research: May 2021 – April 2022

  4. Applicant submits report by 12 months after receipt of the grant and presents results at CanSAGE2022 (Sept 2022)

Questions and applications can be submitted by email to Dr. Paul Yong at  

For applications, submit as a single PDF titled:
last name_first name_CanSAGE2020grant.pdf.