RK Smiley Research Grant Program


RK SmileyThe RK Smiley Research Grant program provides start up grants aimed at pilot projects expected to lead to larger follow-up studies funded by CIHR or other grant funding agencies.

Established in 2011 to mark the Fortieth Anniversary of the Canadian Hematology Society’s service and to support hematology practitioners in Canada, this award is named in honour of the CHS Founding President, Dr. R. Kennedy Smiley, who was also instrumental in founding the University of Ottawa’s medical school.   Many impressive submissions from across Canada have been received in response to the announcement of this new research grant program since its inception.

The annual invitation for submissions, is typically announced in late fall, the deadline is usually in mid-February, and the winners announced in April.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants may be clinicians or scientists with a project relevant to the field of hematology and must be members of the Canadian Hematology Society.  Preference will be given to groups who will benefit maximally from the limited start up funds.

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RK Smiley 2014 Winners Poster

2013 RK Smiley Award Winners Dr. Nathalie A. Johnson Dr. Isaac Odame Dr. Brent Williams