Rising Star Award
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit nominations as early as possible.
The deadline for nominations is July 15 by 5:00 pm ET.
The award will be presented at the annual Meeting of the Minds in Toronto, ON. Recipients will have the opportunity to present their work as speakers of the conference.
They will be recognized at the Meeting of the Minds conference and have an opportunity to present their work.
This award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. This award acknowledges the basic or clinical research accomplishments of a junior/newly emerging investigator in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, within 5 years of their first faculty appointment. The five year period criterion will be extended for individuals who have taken extended leaves of absence due to life circumstances such as parental or sick leave.
Nominated by their fellow scientists, recipients of the Rising Star Award are innovative and productive leaders who are advancing Crohn's and colitis research in Canada and have made an outstanding contribution to the mission of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
Nominations can be submitted by fellow scientists and IBD researchers. IBD scientists and researchers in Canada within 5 years of their first faculty appointment are eligible to be nominated.
Submitting a nomination
Nominees must complete the online application form below. Please note, applications are no longer being accepted via email or mail. If you encounter any difficulties with the online application forms, please contact research...crohnsandcolitis...ca.
2023 Dr. Heather Armstrong, Winnipeg, MB
Past Winners include:
2022 Dr. Christopher Ma, Calgary, AB
2021 Dr. Amanda Ricciuto, Toronto, ON
2020 Dr. Yasmin Nasser, Calgary, AB
2019 Dr. Neeraj Narula, Hamilton, ON
2018 Dr. Sanjay Murthy, Ottawa, ON
2017 Dr. Reena Khanna, London, ON
2016 Dr. Eric Benchimol, Nepean, ON
If you have any questions about Crohn's and Colitis Canada grant programs or awards, please do not hesitate to connect with us. Direct your questions to:
Research Grants Administrator
Tel. (416) 920-5035 ext. 252