Bursaries

CSAM-SMCA student bursaries

CSAM-SMCA offers bursaries to encourage Canadians to learn about and pursue a career in the field of addiction medicine. All bursaries are open to students who:

  • Show an interest in addiction medicine
  • Attend a Canadian college or university
  • Are enrolled in a healthcare-related program of study
  • Have the written support of their program/supervisor
  • Are 18 years of age or older


Special consideration will be given to applicants who have not previously received a bursary.

The Full Conference Travel Bursary covers up to $1,500 in travel costs for learners who live more than one hour from the conference location. Each successful bursary applicant will receive:


A minimum of two bursaries will be awarded.

Application deadline is June 24, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

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The Full Conference Bursary covers the full cost of conference registration for learners. Each successful bursary applicant will receive:

A minimum of 4 bursaries will be awarded.

Application deadline is June 24, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

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This bursary covers the cost of attending the CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Course. Presented by seven leading Canadian practitioners, the course provides early-career clinicians and students with a solid foundation for continued learning in addictions care and treatment. Each successful bursary applicant will receive:

A minimum of 4 bursaries will be awarded.

Application deadline is June 24, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

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Karen Mellor PhotoKaren Marie Mellor was the CSAM-SMCA National Executive Assistant until her death in 2019. She was instrumental in the society’s growth, driving key changes that allowed our organization to thrive. In October 2019, at the age of 56, Karen passed away after struggling with an illness related to smoking.

In her memory, the CSAM-SMCA Board of Directors established the Karen Mellor Award. The award will be given to a student or a practicing clinician who has demonstrated passion and work in the area of smoking cessation research, clinical care, education or other experience related to nicotine use disorder. The recipient of the CSAM-SMCA Karen Mellor Award will receive:


Application deadline is June 24, 2022.
Late applications will not be considered.

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