Early Career Awards
Early Career Awards
The MMSF supports the following personal awards:
A. Three Year Career Awards
At the discretion of the MMSF the three year career awards are offered approximately every three years.
These awards are given for a period of 3 years during which the MMSF will contribute $50,000 per year towards the salary of the awardee. A one year term grant-in-aid to the appointee of up to $20,000 may be made during the first year of the appointment.
Candidates must be physicians or health care professionals licensed to practice in Manitoba with a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba and must be engaged in research related to the health field. During the tenure of the award the awardee must guarantee a 50% time commitment to research for the Du Val and Henson awards and a 75% time commitment to research for the Rouse award.
To be successful, a candidate must be judged to be in the early stages of a productive research career as a health care professional. The candidate should have been engaged in independent research for not more than 7 years, should have received one or more grants from a national granting agency, such as the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and should have a satisfactory publication record in peer reviewed journals. This judgment will also include a review of the candidate's training qualifications and experience, and the support of letters of reference. A candidate will also be judged on clarity and communications of both a written research submission and a brief presentation and response to questions with the Award review panel.
The candidates will be judged on several criteria, with the successful applicant having the highest overall ranking. The Adjudication Scoring Grids used for each of the above noted awards can be found here:
An awardee who receives an MMSF Three Year Career Award is not eligible for other MMSF Three Year Career awards.
Individuals who have previously held, or currently hold, an MMSF three year career award will not be eligible for these awards for a second 3-year term.
The award cannot be held concurrently with another personal career award.
For further information on applying, availability, guidelines and applications process of the above noted three year career awards, click here.
B. The R. Samuel McLaughlin / MMSF Research and Education Fellowship.
In conjunction with the University of Manitoba the MMSF cooperatively supports the R. Samuel McLaughlin / MMSF Research and Education Fellowship. This award is currently offered annually.
Residents who have successfully completed their CFPC/RCPSC track residency training and are wishing financial support to fund further fellowship training in research or medical education useful to the University.
Candidates in their senior year(s) of residency training may be considered for this award should they be able to combine their current residency training with the terms of the award. Candidates will be required to have been post graduate trainees at the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba in a CFPC/RCPSC approved program.
The research or educational initiative will normally be conducted within Manitoba. Candidates who wish to have such training elsewhere are expected to provide the awards committee with a definitive plan to return to Manitoba upon completion of said training.
The award cannot be held concurrently with another external major salary award.
The R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship has a value in the amount of $25,000.00 (Cdn.) per year and the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) will provide matching funds for this award. The combined funding of the award is $50,000 per year. The term of the award is for one (1) year, commencing on July 1st. In recent years the University of Manitoba has provided additional funds for this award.
For information on applying, availability, guidelines and application process for the R. Samuel McLaughlin / MMSF Research and Education Fellowship click here.
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