Merit Awards Program

We are pleased to launch the Merit Awards Program for 2021-2022 . These awards aim to support the development of talented investigators and to foster the sustained growth of research capacity in our department. The ultimate goal is to promote discoveries that will improve the lives of our patients.

The Merit Awards Program is designed to fund faculty members at any stages of their careers. Applications are welcomed for all areas of inquiry including preclinical and clinical sciences, education and safety-related research. We seek to support research excellence as judged by standard metrics, such as peer-reviewed publications, external grants, and the development of high-quality investigators and trainees. These awards will be linked closely to the departmental strategic research aims this year and this be part of the scoring system this time round. The recipients who receive these awards will be asked to complete an interim and final activtity report.

To start your application please click HERE.

For more details on the application instructions, please click instructions.

We have also included a helpful Guidelines and Best Practices for Grant Writing to assist you in the application process.


  • Call for Application: February 6, 2020
  • Deadline for Application: September 25, 2020
  • Decision to be announced: December 2020

Contact Us

For information or questions regarding the applicationĀ  process, please contact