Research Award Application

Research Awards

Research grants of $2500 provide UBC surgical care students with an opportunity to participate actively in understanding the burden of unmet surgical care in developing countries.

The grants are awarded through a competitive process. The grant is to cover travel related costs.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:


Please complete the application in its entirety and submit to the Branch for review.

BISC-Research-Travel-Award-Application_deadline-Apr 30-2018

Selection and Assessment

All applications are reviewed by the Grant Committee of the Branch for International Surgical Care.

Applications are assessed based on the following five areas:

  • Quality of proposal: evidence of the academic merit of the study, quality of the study design, uniqueness and innovation, builds on initiatives of UBC faculty.
  • Appropriate field trip planning including approval from the host country supervisor and recommendation of the UBC Program Director.
  • Focus on surgical care in low resource regions.
  • Educational value for Resident and host country.
  • Research results will be submitted for publication and/or conference presentation.


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