Department of Surgery Early Career Investigator Workshop Series

Early Career Investigator Mentorship


eCIM Participants and Winners of FRQS 2022

Dr. Shuk On Annie Leung

Dr. Sinziana Dumitra

Dr. Joshua Vorstenbosch


Obtaining FRQS Junior 1 funding is a key step in career development for most scientists and clinician-scientists in the Department of Surgery.

The Early-Career Investigator Mentorship program provides a series of grant preparation workshops and mentorship to FRQS Junior 1 level investigators to assist them in securing funding. The program aims to provide experience and support in how to construct a well-founded research proposal for basic, translational or clinical research. Our objective is to facilitate qualified researchers who would like to begin or continue an independent career in surgery related research, including researchers who hold a doctorate or a professional degree in a health-care field at the doctoral level and who are engaged in full-time research (at least 50% of working hours).

We launched, beginning in January 2021, a series of workshops for Junior 1 level faculty submitting to FRQS on preparation and application process providing support throughout the year leading to the Fall application deadline. In addition, information and support for CIHR and internal Research Institute grant opportunities will be provided. While primarily aimed at FRQS Junior 1 level, Junior 2 and Senior level investigators are welcome to attend.

The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for early-career investigators to work with experienced researchers and maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded. This is based on the successful Bone and Joint Initiative USA program.


How to Apply

The series consists of a core 5 Saturday morning workshops starting January 29th, 2022 to help prepare you, your CV, and your program application for the FRQS submission. These workshops are geared to clinician-scientists and scientists submitting to FRQS J1 (J2 candidates may participate if they wish).
The workshops are free but are designed to be taken consecutively, if you would like to attend please register here.

Grant Preparation Workshop Timetable

Make an Appointment with our administration to discuss what kind of reviewer you are looking for.

Become a Mentor

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