150 Kilgour Road, Toronto Ontario Canada M4G 1R8
Tel: 416 425 6220 Toll Free: 800 363 2440
A teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto
Copyright © Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. 2011. All Rights Reserved.
The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to launch the 2014 Pursuit Award. The award recognizes PhD students for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research.
The 2014 Pursuit Award Ceremony will be held on May 13, 2014. The Bloorview Research Institute is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for the Pursuit Award Ceremony, Gary Birch, O.C., Ph.D., P.Eng. We are excited to have such an important figure in the world of assistive technologies join us in recognizing talent from around the world.
The Pursuit award is open to PhD students who will have defended their PhD by September 2014 as well as post-doctoral trainees and recent alumni who are within one year of the date of completing their PhD training.
Any applied or clinical research strongly linked to childhood disability is eligible for consideration.
Applications must include at least one first-authored paper in print or in press resulting from the thesis.
The top three candidates will present at the awards ceremony in Toronto, Canada at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation hospital.
Finalists may be eligible for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Bloorview Research Institute.
Up to three prizes will be awarded.
Travel and accommodation costs to present at the award ceremony will be covered by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
The application package must include:
Please submit your application in one PDF by email to
The applications must be received by: February 1, 2014, 5 pm EST.
Candidates will be notified of the decision within two months. The award ceremony will be held in the spring 2014.
The Review Committee will include the Vice President, Research (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital); Bloorview Research Institute scientists; Post-Doctoral Fellows training at BRI and; clinicians from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The selection criteria used to select the top three candidates will be based on the significance of research results; level of innovation; methodological and analytical rigor; and impact on childhood disability care.
The Pursuit Award Ceremony will take place in the spring 2014 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; the top ranked nominees will present their work at a special symposium. Selection of first, second and third place will be made at the award ceremony.