Since 2011 CHS has provided a member(s) with the RK Smiley Research Grant. This start-up grant is aimed at pilot projects expected to lead to larger follow-up studies funded by CIHR or other grant funding agencies. 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.
Award winners will receive the $30,000 CDN grant in two installments.
Project length is two-years from date of approval. For example, approval was 5/15/2024 and therefore project end date is 5/15/2026.
Only one application will be received per applicant in a given year.
Preference given to groups who will benefit maximally from the start-up grant.
Be prepared! Online application requires information on project background, relevance to the field of hematology, a budget, methodology, CV upload and explanation of how the award impacts a career, what mentorship is available and/or how trainees will be engaged.
Award winners will receive the $30,000 CDN grant in two installments: first installment upon notification of winning the grant. The grant recipient must provide an update to the CHS Board at the one-year mark of the project. If the update is sufficient the second payment will be issued. The installment in the second year can include up to $3000 for publication costs.
At the end two-years the grant recipient must be prepared to submit a report that includes:
Grant recipients must acknowledge the funding from CHS in any publication.
RK Smiley Research Grant Winners