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Detweiler Travelling Fellowship

Intended to improve the quality of medical and surgical practice in Canada. The fellowship will enable the recipient to visit medical centres in Canada (other than their own) or abroad, to study or gain experience in the use or application of new knowledge or techniques or to further the pursuit of a project relevant to clinical practice or research.

General Policies

  • This fellowship is not intended to support individuals in their completion of Royal College accredited training programs.
  • Applicable to visits of 3 to 12 months' duration; visits may be broken into separate time blocks but must be completed within two years. An amount equivalent to 75% of the award will be given at the beginning of the fellowship and the remainder upon receipt of the final report at the end of the fellowship. The fellowship may be used to supplement financial assistance granted from other sources.
  • Fellowships should ideally begin in 2018, but may commence as early as July 1 2017. Timing of disbursement of money awarded is determined by the start-date of the Fellowship and the Royal College’s fiscal year.
  • This fellowship is not restricted to Canadian medical centres. Any centre is eligible as long as it is a recognized centre of excellence in your field.
  • Long distance or online training does not qualify for this fellowship. If a program includes both on-line and in-person components, the in-person component must be at least three months in duration.
  • Detweiler Travelling Fellowships are reviewed in a two-tiered process, with the first tier conducted by external reviewers, and the second tier by the Awards Committee.
  • French applications will be reviewed by French reviewers in Tier 1 and, if successful at Tier 1, will be translated to English to accommodate all members of the Awards Committee. Both versions will be provided to the Committee.
  • Incomplete applications will be automatically removed from the adjudication process without informing the applicant. Please refer to the application requirements section below to ensure that all necessary components are included.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Fellows of the Royal College, or residents in the final year of their training who will be admitted to Fellowship in the Royal College prior to December 31 of the year following receipt of the Detweiler Fellowship. In the latter case, the award will be conditional upon admission to Fellowship (including payment of membership dues). Fellowship must remain in good standing for the duration of the funded activity.
  • Applicants must be permanent residents of Canada and must reside in Canada.
  • Fellows are eligible to receive the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship only twice in their career: once in the junior (still-in-training) category and once in the senior (academic or private practice) category. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply if Fellowship is still within the eligible timeline.
  • The selection is based on the overall merit of the application and the degree to which the proposal meets the described objectives; however, the income available to the applicant may be considered in the adjudication of applications of equal merit. Specifically, the Awards Committee assesses: (a) the applicant’s education and experience; (b) the benefits to the individual and to the community; (c) the quality of the program to be undertaken.

Award

  • Five (5) or more fellowships offered annually to a maximum of $25,000 will be reserved for junior applicants (i.e., those who have held Royal College certification for five years or less, based on the date of obtaining primary or first RC specialty certification).
  • Two (2) additional fellowships offered annually will be reserved for senior applicants: one will be granted to a Fellow who has held Royal College certification for five (5) years or more and has been in private practice for at least three (3) years, and one will be granted to a Fellow who has held Royal College certification for five (5) years or more and has been in academic practice for at least three (3) years. Each award will be to a maximum of $12,500.
  • $2,085 per month to a maximum of 12 months (up to $25,000 for junior applicants; up to $12,500 for senior applicants).

Application Requirements

  • Introduction letter, one page in length presenting your proposed Fellowship to the adjudicating committee.
  • Two letters of reference from Royal College Fellows. To determine if someone is a Fellow of the Royal College please consult the Royal College directory. Letters must be one page in length. Furthermore, only two support letters will be considered by the Committee. If the applicant includes additional letters, these will be removed.
  • Letter of acceptance from the Host Institution. If a letter of acceptance is not available at the time of the application, the award is conditional on provision of a letter.
  • The applicant is required to provided two documents that would outline the following information:
    • Present in detail:
      • the nature and purpose (objective) of your proposed study;
      • how the proposed course of study will support the achievement of your personal learning objectives and the objectives of the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship;
      • why you have selected the center(s) you plan to visit;
      • ways in which this fellowship will be of particular value to you, your home institution and your community.
    • Present in details your future career plans.
  • Host institution and home institution must both provide letters indicating the amount of financial support provided (including if no financial support is provided).
  • The applicant must also provide curriculum Vitae, abbreviated if necessary (maximum of 10 pages).

FAQ

Application form (link to USI). Please use this link when creating and updating your application. (Of note, this system does NOT support the use of Safari, please use Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox)

Submission deadline
11:59 p.m. September 8, 2017. Late applications will not be considered and may not be submitted by email.

Contact us - Please ensure to consult the FAQ section for any additional questions.
Grants Administrator
Telephone:
613-730-8177, ext. 355; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 355
Email: awards@royalcollege.ca