Grants & Funding

A. Qualifications

a. The application form must be completed in full and forwarded to the BCSRT Director of Finance.

b. Applications must be received by the BCSRT Director of Finance on or before the deadline date(s) listed in these guidelines (post marked on or before the deadline).

c. The education grant must be solely used to attend an education event/course that is related to Respiratory Therapy practice, education, and/or management. The research grant must be used to attend an education event/conference where a poster presentation will be made and/or to assist with expenses in presenting original research.

d. Current members of the BCSRT Executive and the BCSRT Director of Finance are not eligible for the duration of the term of their office (the BCSRT Student Director at Large remains eligible to apply for a grant).

 

B. Selection of Applicants

All applications that meet the qualifications listed in Part 1 will be reviewed by the BCSRT Executive and Director at Large (the Grant Selection Committee).

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

a. Preference will be given to those applicants who have done volunteer work for the BCSRT. BCSRT volunteers will be eligible for up to $1000 per grant*.

b. First time applicants will be given preference over previous grant winners.

c. In the event that there are more qualified applicants than grant awards, applicants will be selected by random draw.

d. The decision of the Grant Selection Committee shall be final.

*To qualify for the $1000 grant award, BCSRT volunteer work must have occurred within 5 years of this application.
 

C. Application Deadlines

1. BCSRT Education Grants
a. The total financial amount to be awarded in grants will be reviewed on an annual basis by the BCSRT Executive.

b. Individual grants will vary in amount, up to a maximum of $1000 for BCSRT volunteers and a maximum of $500 for BCSRT members who have not previously done volunteer work for the Society.

c. The amount awarded for each grant will be based on the need as demonstrated in the application. The amount awarded will not exceed the member’s estimated expenses to attend the educational event.

d. Application must be made for an event attended/to be attended in the application year.

e. After each deadline to the end of the fiscal year, any unused grant money will be carried forward to the next period.

Education Grant Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline Total Grants Available
Spring March 1 $2500
Autumn November 1 $2500

 

2. BCSRT Research Grants
a. The total financial amount to be awarded in grants will be reviewed on an annual basis by the BCSRT Executive.

b.Two research grants will be awarded per year. Each grant will be be up to a total value of $1000 each and will be based on the need as demonstrated in the application. The amount awarded will not exceed the member’s estimated expenses to attend the educational event.

c. Application must be made for an event attended/to be attended in the application year.

d. After each deadline to the end of the fiscal year, any unused grant money will be carried forward to the next period.

Research Grant Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline Total Grants Available
Spring March 1 $2000

 

D. Grant Recipient’s Responsibilities

1. Any applicant who receives a grant must agree by way of signature that all information supplied is true to the best of their knowledge.

2. Any person who is discovered to have received funds not accounted for in their application will be responsible for repayment of the total grant. If other funding is fully disclosed to the BCSRT before the receipt of the award, no burden of repayment shall fall on the recipient.

3. If the event is not attended by the recipient, the total grant must be repaid in full to the BCSRT. All grant recipients will:

a. Send copies of their receipts for sponsored educational opportunities to the BCSRT Director of Finance.

b. Upon return from the educational event and within 60 days, submit a written synopsis* of the event to the BCSRT Newsletter (or to the BCSRT website, as directed by the Grant Selection Committee). This synopsis becomes the sole property of the BCSRT.

*Note that a recipient may request to send (and/or present) their synopsis to another body or institution; such requests must be made in advance of the 60-day deadline. The Grant Selection Committee may, at their discretion, choose to accept this provision as fulfilling the requirements related to same in the application.

 
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