D. A. Boyes Memorial Research Award

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology launched the D. A. Boyes Memorial Research Award in 2017 in the memory of David Boyes to support research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This grant is for a maximum of $5,000 and is one time only (i.e. non-renewable). The grant competition is designed to provide critical review, with rapid turn-around, and funding for proposals that would not be eligible to receive funding at the national level. Examples would be clinical projects without a basic science component, projects for which there is a hypothesis but no preliminary data, smaller circumscribed projects that are self-limited and cannot be expanded into a 3 year CIHR-type proposal, etc.

It is anticipated that there will be 1 to 2 grants available.   The DA Boyes Memorial Research Awards may be offered in future years depending on availability of funding.

This grant is open to all learners within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  At least one supervisor should be a member of the Department.   Learners should take the opportunity to convene a cross-disciplinary team to ensure they are well supported in all the relevant areas of their project.

Successful applicants will provide an update to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology after 6 months of receiving the funding and at the end of the project. It is expected that the outcomes will be presented at a future DA Boyes Clinical Review meeting.  Funding recipients are asked to acknowledge the support provided by the DA Boyes Memorial award in any communication or publication related to the project. Any funds left unspent after 2 years from the start of the grant are to be returned to the Department.

The deadline for the next round of submissions is 29 January 2021. Please review the criteria and application process here.

Title of Project: Postoperative biochemical changes following use of normal saline as a distension medium during operative hysteroscopy; are some patients at greater risk? Principal applicant: Dr. Catherine Smith.

Title of Project: The effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization outcomes in women undergoing euploid embryo transfer – A pilot study. Principal applicants: Dr. Riki Dayan and Dr. Justin Tan.

Title of Project: Navigating the grey zone: Creating a decision aid for antenatal corticosteroids. Principal Applicant: Jessica Liauw.

Title of Project: The acceptability of a phallus length reducer, Ohnut, for deep dyspareunia: A pilot. Principal Applicants: Kate Wahl and Natasha Orr.

Title of Project: Cannabis use in women with chronic and myofascial pelvic pain: A Survey. Principal Applicant: Merry Gong.