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 2020 Surgery GFT Research Grant Competition to support research initiative undertaken by members of the Department of Surgery.

Eligibility
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.

Application Form

Letter of Intent
No more than one (1) page with no attachments and must include the following:

Name and contact information for Principal Investigator
Title and summary of proposed study
List of co-investigators
Funding request (to a maximum of $15,000)
Submit your Letter of Intent to: Surgery.research@umanitoba.ca

Deadline
Letter of Intent submission is now OPEN

2019 AWARD WINNERS

Rakesh Arora 
Determining Effectiveness of Using Patient-Engagement Panels to Successfully Implement Enhanced Recovery after Cardiac Surgery Guidelines in Manitoba

Krista Hardy
Sequential Sharing circles as a decolonized approach to investigate the experiences of Manitoba's urban Indigenous population living with obesity and type II diabetes mellitus and awareness of bariatric surgery

Gregory Hawryluk 
Central Nervous System (CNS) Autoimmunity as a Therapeutic Target Following CNS Injury

Ramzi Helewa 
Establishment and Implementation of National Guidelines for Endoscopic Documentation and Localization of Colorectal Lesions: Streamlining the Management of Complex Neoplasms

Biniam Kidane 
Organ-Preserving Endoscopic Resection And concurrent Radiation/Immuno-Oncology for esophageal cancer (OPERA RADIO):  a pilot study

Peter MacDonald
Functional Performance Testing Following Surgical Intervention for Anterior Shoulder Instability

Premal Patel
Major adverse cardiovascular events among rural and urban patients with erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency

Sadeesh Srinathan 
Continuous Ambulatory ECG Monitoring for Detection of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Following Thoracic Surgery

Jarett Woodmass
Surgical treatment of massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears

Frederick Zeiler 
Depth of Sedation and its Impact on Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Compensatory Reserve in Moderate/Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Analysis

Markus Ziesmann
Depth of Sedation and its Impact on Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Compensatory Reserve in Moderate/Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Analysis

  Previous Award Winners

2018 GFT AWARD
2017 GFT AWARD
2016 GFT AWARD

2015 GFT AWARD

2014 GFT AWARD
2013 GFT AWARD
2012 GFT AWARD

Guide for Applicants & Awardees


AWARD TIMELINE

Competition Opens
September 1st

Letter of Intent (LOI)
October 1st

Application
November 1st

Award Announcement
January
(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


FORMS AVAILABLE FOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Reports:
Progress Report
Financial Report

Request Letters:
Claim Extension
Term Extension