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Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) Early Career Awards (ECA) – July 2022

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


$300,000 to $6 million.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

November 1, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

November 15, 2022


The Hamilton Health Sciences Research Early Career Awards (ECA) are research personnel awards that are awarded annually. These Early Career Awards are to be used to help the applicant pursue research in their specialty area either by purchasing a portion of time for the applicant’s salary OR a portion of time for salaries of research personnel who are supervised by the applicant.


  • The Early Career Award is a salary award intended for applicants with a Ph.D. plus credentials in a regulated accredited health discipline, or with an MD and/or Ph.D. plus completion of a formal research training program or courses. (Undergraduate or graduate students, residents, clinical scholars, and research or post-doctoral fellows are not eligible).
  • Candidates must be within the first 5 years of their first faculty appointment (physician must hold full-time appointments but members of other clinical health professions with part-time appointments will also be considered) and have completed a formal research training program or courses within the past 5 years.
  • Candidates must be mentored by a researcher who is a full-time, active staff member of HHS/McMaster University and has a demonstrated track record in research and in mentoring trainees.

Application/Nomination Process:

  • Completed ECA Application Form.
  • Detailed Budget
  • Role of Scientific Mentor
  • Complete the ECA Lay Summary Template
  • Description of Research Program
  • Research Plan
  • References
  • An up-to-date full Canadian Common CV (CCV) for the candidate


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.