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International Collaboration Award

The Royal College International Collaboration Award is presented to individuals (Fellows or non-Fellows) who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in advancing post-graduate medical education and residency training outside Canada, through but not limited to enacting, participating in, or promoting Royal College frameworks, programs and/or collaborations. Nominees may be, but are not necessarily, engaged with the Royal College in a formal international collaboration agreement.

General Policies

  • This award is presented to a medical educator or a leader of a team, program, or department who has demonstrated excellence and leadership in advancing post-graduate medical education and residency training in a program outside Canada.
  • The Awards Committee of the Royal College, which selects up to four recipients annually at its fall meeting, may add to the list of nominations.
  • The Awards Committee may also conduct its own research regarding the proposed nominees.
  • Up to four award recipients will be named in any given year; however, the award may not necessarily be bestowed annually.
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years.


  • Eligible nominees must be engaged in the design and/or delivery of postgraduate medical education in a jurisdiction outside of Canada.
  • The recipient’s contribution must be aligned with the Royal College vision of the best health for all, the best care for all.
  • The nominee will have played a significant role in advancing medical education, continuing professional development, and/or patient care in their jurisdiction.
  • All nomination documentation must be submitted electronically.
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be resubmitted for future consideration.
  • Self-nominations are ineligible.

Nomination Process

  • Nominations may be received from Royal College or Royal College International staff, contractors and volunteers (e.g., board/Council members), or individuals in the nominee’s jurisdiction who are familiar with the work of the nominee.
  • Nominations should be accompanied by a cover letter from the primary nominator describing: the rationale for the nomination; information on the relevant educational program; how the Royal College frameworks, programs or collaborations have impacted the program (if applicable); and how the program has led to improved trainee and/or patient outcomes.
  • Two letters of support are required, in addition to the letter provided by the primary nominator. Additional support letters may come from a Dean of Medicine, or the Dean responsible for education (or equivalent); government, academic or administrative leaders familiar with the work of the nominee; other individuals acquainted with the particulars of the program; Royal College/RCI staff, contractors or volunteers; or a learner.
Nomination form

Submission deadline

11:59 p.m. September 8, 2017. Late applications will not be considered

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Grants Administrator

Telephone: 613-730-8177, ext. 355; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 355