SANSAR Young Investigator Award In South Asian Health

SANSAR is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote the health of South Asians through community awareness, education and research. The SANSAR/Burgundy Young Investigator Award provides recognition and financial support to an outstanding young researcher whose research activities are focused on the health of South Asians. Research projects involving the South Asian population related to cardiometabolic diseases and their risk factors are eligible.

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SANSAR welcomes applications from Young Investigators whose projects are focusing on South Asian health.


Those eligible to apply will be aligned with an appropriate mentor and will be one of the following:

Resident or Fellow (MD), Masters student or PhD candidate. The research must be conducted in Canada.


Application Deadline : 

Friday, September 15, 2023, by 11:59 PM (EDT)


Submission Components

  • 3 pages (maximum), single spaced (including any figures and tables) with the following information:
               o Overall research objectives
               o Background
               o Methods/Approach and timelines for completion
               o Potential impact of research
               o Relevance to SANSAR's mission to improve the health of South Asians in Canada
  • CV and publication list
  • List of resources and funding sources
  • Letter of support from mentor** (mentor to send letter directly to [email protected])



Completed applications will be peer-reviewed by a panel of 3 experts. The winner will receive a prize of $10,000, and must submit a written report on the progress of the research study by the first anniversary of the award. A final report will be due upon completion of the research project. Any or all abstracts presented at scientific congresses, or peer-reviewed manuscripts arising from the winning project must be submitted to SANSAR and must recognize funding in part from SANSAR. The winner will be announced in the fall of 2023.

Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM (EDT) on Friday, September 15, 2023 and should be submitted to [email protected]. Questions about the award can also be directed to [email protected].  Additional information is available at 

9th Annual SANSAR/Burgundy Young Investigator Award 2023

The deadline to submit an application for this award is 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 15, 2023. Any questions or comments can be directed to [email protected]. 

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