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Arthritis Society of Canada: Stars Career Development Award

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Up to $375,000 over three years from sponsor, and an equal match from the host institution.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

June 14, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

June 29, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Abstract Registration Deadline - May 16, 2023


This opportunity supports early career researchers studying one of the following: arthritis pain, osteoarthritis research, inflammatory arthritis, childhood arthritis, or work-related research for people with arthritis.


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an eligible Principal Investigator as defined by Arthritis Society Canada;
  • Early Career investigators: Be within 5 years of their first academic appointment and within 10 years of their most recent graduate or health professional degree (or equivalent, in a field such as medicine, dentistry, rehabilitation sciences, nursing, pharmaceutical studies, veterinary medicine, etc.) at the time of the application deadline. Candidates who have a firm offer of an academic appointment effective before the award start date are also acceptable;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or resident of Canada at the time of application with a position at an eligible Canadian Host Institution;
    Have a commitment from their Host Institution* from the Faculty Dean or Research Director that includes: Institutional support (suitable lab/research space, resources and support, etc.); a minimum of 80% protected research time for the duration of the award; 3 additional years of equivalent research and salary support (at an appropriate rank and salary beyond the term of this award) as well as adequate infrastructure and physical space;
    Not hold other funding support of a similar nature and goals (i.e., recipients of salary awards and operating grants aimed at establishing their research program and/or advancing their career development as of the funding start date are not eligible to apply). These include, but are not limited to, Canada Research Chair awards, province-specific establishment grants, early career institutional chair awards and early career investigator operating grants.
    Additional information is available in this FAQ.
    The roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator and Host Institution in the management of Arthritis Society Canada’s research and training funds are defined on the Arthritis Society Canada website.


Additional Details. 


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.