Surgery GFT Research Grant Competition

Research is one of the core missions of the Department of Surgery and in this spirit the Department has provided financial support to its members to further this mission.

These awards are available annually and are intended for surgical research in which the principal investigator is a full-time member of the Department of Surgery.  The awards will have a maximum value of $15,000 and the number of awards and actual amount awarded is subject to the availability of funds.  The Surgery Research Advisory Committee of the Department accepts applications for the competition once per year in the fall. Applicants are asked to provide a Letter of Intent (LOI), which includes a title and short descriptor of the project. If accepted, applicants will be notified, by email, to submit a full application.  The grants are awarded at the Annual Department of Surgery Research Day held in January.  The term of the grant is two years and all applicants will be notified, in writing, by February 1 of the disposition of their grant.

The Surgery Research Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the Surgery GFT Research Grant Competition to support research initiative undertaken by members of the Department of Surgery.

These awards are intended for research studies in which the Principal Investigator is a full-time (GFT) member of the Department of Surgery.

Only one research application will be accepted per GFT member.

The form has been revised for applicants to sign it electronically eliminating the need to print and scan to submit by the deadline.

Please submit your electronic application, completed in full, to:  Awards will be announced at the Annual Surgery Research Day being held on Wednesday, January 15 2020.  Feedback will be provided to applicants who were unsuccessful following the award announcement.  The term of the award is two years commencing April 1st 2020 and ending March 31st 2022.

FRIDAY November 1 2019
12:00 midnight (CDT)


Rakesh Arora 
The Patient engagement and InfoRmation dissEminAtion using an eleCtronic application-based platform to facilitate enHanced RECOVery after cardiac surgERy –The REACH and RECOVER study

Eric Bohm
Cemented vs. Cementless Hemiarthroplasty for Intracapsular Hip Fractures in Elderly Population: Retrospective Review of National Data

Lawrence Gillman 
Comparing the Stress Response Using Heart Rate Variability During Real and Simulated Crises – A Pilot Study

Krista Hardy 
Assessment of biomarkers associated with obesity and bariatric surgery outcomes: A feasibility study for the creation of a bariatric surgery biobank

Biniam Kidane 
Mechanisms of harmful ventilation during One-Lung Ventilation surgery: a feasibility study

Jason Old 
The Use of Tranexamic Acid to Improve Arthroscopic Visualization in Shoulder Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Alok Pathak 
Changing Trends in Presentation and Outcome of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervical Lymph Nodes of Unknown Origin

Sadeesh Srinathan 
 NT-proBNP as a Predictor of Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation After Thoracic Surgery: A Pilot Study for a Multinational Prospective Cohort Study

Ashley Vergis 
Health care encounters and pharmaceutical utilization in bariatric surgery: A provincial administrative data analysis 

Michael Yamashita 
Incidence and Impact of Repeat Coronary Revascularization in Manitoba

Mohammad Zarrabian 
Radiostereometric analysis - a new method for assessing vertebral fusion



  Previous Award Winners

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Guide for Applicants & Awardees


Competition Opens
September 1st (or first Friday)

Letter of Intent (LOI)
October 1st (or first Monday)

November 1st (or first Friday)

Award Announcement
(Department of Surgery Research Day)

Award Letter
February 1st

Term Starts
April 1st
(Two year term)

Claim Deadline
July 31st

Claim Extension Request
July 1st

Progress & Financial Reports
March 31st

Term Extension Request
February 1st

Term Ends
March 31st


Progress Report
Financial Report

Request Letters:
Claim Extension
Term Extension