To support research, development, and/or implementation of projects to enhance specialty education in the promotion of the key roles for specialists as defined by CanMEDS.
Applicants must be involved in teaching and/or medical education research in Canada. Applications may be individual or joint, involving one or more departments, disciplines, or faculties of medicine. It is not necessary to be a Fellow of the Royal College or a physician; however, a Fellow of the Royal College must contribute to the project.
Eligible projects may include faculty development, course development and/or medical education research that both apply and promote the CanMEDS roles.
Applications that include research must meet contemporary standards of educational research, which include the relevance of the research question, the quality of the research design, ethical review of the submission, accountability for funds received, and the ability to complete the project during the funding period.
Applications that include project development must include an evaluative component assessing the impact of the project.
Applications must be submitted by completing the official grant form. Applications must be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All supporting documents must be submitted in PDF format.
The Royal College Educational Research and Development Committee acts on behalf of the Awards Committee to assess proposals and name successful applicants.
Selection is based on an assessment of the overall merit of the application. The criteria for this assessment are:
- the benefits to training programs in educating current and future specialists to respond better to societal needs;
- the quality of the educational methodology, evaluation and/or research design, and faculty development methodologies outlined in the proposal, and how the methodology is to be applied during the grant period;
- the investigator's qualifications related to the topic or design.
One or more grants will be awarded each year. Only one grant per year per principal investigator will be awarded.
Up to $25,000
An amount equivalent to 75% of the grant will be disbursed on commencement, and 25% on receipt of a final report at project completion. The final report must be sent to the Grant Administrator, Office of Professional Affairs, Royal College.
Projects approved for funding beyond one year will receive subsequent years' funding following receipt of a satisfactory progress report on completion of one year's study.
Applicable to projects scheduled to start in 2013 of a maximum 24 months' duration.
Budget and justification must be provided in a one-page outline. Budgets should not include salary or honoraria for investigators; however, budgets may include requests to defray the costs for travel, accommodation and meals for investigators to disseminate the project findings. Please refer to budgetary guidelines appended to the application form.
The publication of research findings is highly encouraged. The financial support of "The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada" and "Associated Medical Services, Inc." must be acknowledged in all publications resulting from this grant. Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their findings as a workshop, paper or poster to the Royal College Annual Conference.
5 pm (EST) March 1, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.