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Hospital Paediatrics Resident Grant

The Hospital Paediatrics Section promotes interest in and the advancement of hospital paediatrics. To support these goals, this $2,000 grant is presented to a qualified pediatric resident to offset the cost of engaging in scholarly activity related to hospital pediatrics (i.e. quality improvement, education, advocacy, research) by providing start-up funding for resident-led projects in hospital pediatrics.

Submission deadline: October 31


All projects must be consistent with the vision of enhancing general paediatric inpatient care in Canada. The project must support local pilot initiatives which may then allow the investigator to develop the basis for an application for further support through conventional granting mechanisms. Additionally:

ALL Applicants must:

  • Be actively enrolled in an accredited paediatric residency program in Canada.
    • Please note that pediatric fellows are ineligible for this grant and should apply to the CPS Hospital Pediatrics Project Grant
  • Be a resident member of the CPS Hospital Paediatrics Section
  • Be a principal investigator (PI) or Co-PI on the project.


  • A project proposal (maximum 2 pages, not including citations), including: 
    • Goal of project and relevance to general paediatric inpatient care in Canada;
    • Scope of project (clinical care, education, quality improvement);
    • Background;
    • Detailed description, including: context in which project will be conducted, project methodology with rationale, data to be collected, data sources, data analysis;
    • Dissemination plan
    • A clear statement outlining the resident’s role in the project.
    • Please note that any projects involving patient-oriented research must have institutional research ethics board approval.
  • A detailed budget (maximum 1 page). Requests can include costs for supplies, minor equipment, and salaries for support personnel. Funds are not to be used for faculty salaries or indirect costs. Research assistant time and technical support can be included in the budget; however, the requested expense for their time must be clearly justified. Travel reimbursement is limited to local travel for research purposes and travel to locations with pertinent resources for the proposed study. Funding is for one year; however, a non-funded extension up to one year may be requested.
  • A letter of support from the department chair or supervisor assuring approval of the planned study (maximum 1 page).
  • An updated curriculum vitae. Maximum of 3 pages.

All successful applicants will be required to present a short report about their project and the impact of the grant funding at the annual Section of Hospital Paediatrics AGM and/or during the Section of Hospital Paediatrics’ Section Programming at the CPS Annual Conference.

Current members of the CPS Board of Directors, related Section executive and reviewing committee members are not eligible for nomination and cannot nominate candidates while serving their terms. They also cannot be members of the project team.

All projects must be consistent with the CPS Code of Ethics.


  • Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Past recipients

Asia L. van Buuren

Far from home: Qualitative evaluation of the impact of geographic distance from tertiary pediatric hospitals on family experiences

Gabrielle Doré Brabant

Adrenal Insufficiency among Children Treated with Hormonal Therapy for Infantile Spasms

Zerlyn Hui Yi Li

Validation of a clinical prediction rule to risk stratify infants presenting with Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) in a Canadian context

Qaasim Mian & Karen Forbes

Evaluating immunization status and barriers to immunization for children presenting to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada

Jimin Lee

Improving workflow efficiency by implementing priority indication in paging communication

Ashley Martin

Assessing the completeness of medication reconciliation documentation by resident physicians at hospital admission for pediatric asthma patients

Last updated: Oct 26, 2023

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