Expand and Engage Kickstart Fund

Expand and Engage Kickstart Fund

View all fund information and application details summarized in this poster.

Application deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis until Aug 2024

Questions? Contact the Director of Finance.


Provide seed funding from CITAC to kickstart the formation/expansion of a locally-initiated project with the goal of engaging physician-scientist trainees from multiple training programs in Canada. 



Up to $750 CAD per fund, one event funded per program, per year (Sept–Aug)


Project eligibility
  • Aims to engage physician-scientist trainees from multiple programs in Canada
  • Fills a gap in current programming/initiatives for physician-scientist trainees
  • Organized primarily by physician-scientist trainees (i.e. members of CITAC)
  • Has not previously been supported by this fund


Selection criteria

Projects will be evaluated for their overall alignment with the fund’s purpose, and assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Impact (including project’s creativity/novelty)
  • Engagement (e.g. potential to connect trainees)
  • Organization (including comprehensiveness of plan)
  • Sustainability (of the project itself or project outcomes).


Project deliverables
  • Provide announcement blurb, communication materials
  • Liaise with CITAC periodically for duration of project
  • Properly recognize CITAC as a project sponsor
  • Provide report by end of the following August


Application timeline

  • Applications remain open
  • Review by committee—2-3 weeks