CCS/HSRLCE/BI-Lilly Cardiometabolic Research Award

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society, HSRLCE, and the BI-Lilly alliance have created an award entitled “CCS/HSRLCE/BI-Lilly-Cardiometabolic Research Award.” This Award is intended for Canadian clinical residents (PGY 4-6), or PhDs and MDs who are within five years of their first faculty appointment at a Canadian academic institution for a research project on any topic related to cardiometabolic disease.

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • Submission Deadline: September 14, 2020
  • Finalists Announcement: October 1, 2020
  • Award Presentation: During the virtual CCC

Award Prizes:

  • 1st prize: $25,000
    2nd prize: $20,000


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian clinical training program (PGY 4-6), or PhDs and MDs who are within five years of their first faculty appointment at a Canadian academic institution.
  • Applicants must be a CCS Member. For more information about CCS Membership, visit the CCS website.
  • Funds are intended for Canadian research purposes.
  • Applicants must be available to present their research projects to the judging panel during the virtual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) in late October 2020.

Terms of Reference and Submission Guidelines:

Applicants are asked to submit a proposal, including the following:

  • Project Abstract: max 400 words.
  • Outline of the project. Is the project part of a larger study or grant? If so, please explain.
  • Description of the research environment. Where will the research project be conducted? (research must be conducted in Canada)
  • If the scope of the project is greater than the funds awarded, the applicant must explain what area the grant will be used in. If other member(s) of the team is/are
    involved in the project, applicant is to describe his/her role in the study.
  • Is the project partially funded using other sources? If so, please explain using the budget attachment.
  • A brief one-page curriculum vitae outlining any prior research experience and publications, using an attachment.
  • Hi-resolution photo of yourself.
  • Name of mentor or supervisor.
  • Name and contact information of institution and individual who will receive the funds.

The Evaluation Committee is co-chaired by Drs. Jacob Udell and Michael Farkouh and includes Drs. Padma Kaul, Paul Poirier, Tara Sedlak, and Sanjit Jolly. The Committee will review the applications and select the two most meritorious finalists.

Evaluation of applications will be based on three criteria: quality and feasibility of project, quality of applicant, and research environment and mentor.

These two finalists will present their research project at a session held during the virtual CCC in late October. During a 10-minute presentation, they will have the opportunity to present the research project and answer questions from the judging panel above. Following the two presentations, each of the two finalists will be awarded a Cardiometabolic Award.

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