CPD Innovation & Research Grant

The CPD Innovation & Research Grant (CPD IRG) is intended to support scholarly activities and research relevant to the strategic directions of Continuing Professional Development at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University (CPD Office).

Grants up to $10,000 are available to Schulich faculty to cover applicable costs accrued in the development of CPD-related innovative projects or CPD research. Grants are not intended to cover costs already incurred.

To view the grant guidelines and applicable documentation, view the links below.

CPD IRG Guidelines
Application Checklist
Application Form (Form A)
Abstract (Form B)
Budget Form

The deadline to submit applications for the 2022-2023 competition is now closed. 

If you have questions about the application process, please email cpd@schulich.uwo.ca.

CPD Innovation & Research Grant Recipients

2022 - 2023 Competition (awarded Spring 2022):

  • EPA Anchors – A Neurology Pilot Project. Principal Investigator: Anita Florendo-Cumbermack, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences - Neurology. Co-Applicants: Mary Jenkins, Lauren Mai, Shannon Venance, Yiu-Chai Chang, and Alexander Fraser, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences - Neurology

2021 - 2022 Competition (awarded Summer 2021):

  • Deployment of Sustainable Integrated Education Platform within an Ontario Health Team. Shanil Narayan, Regional Academic Director Huron Perth Academy. Co-Applicants: Jacob Matusinec, Family Medicine; Alis Bonsignore. Program Director, Healthy Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Development and Evaluation of a Novel Tile-based Digital Image Classification Application for Continuing Professional Development in Pathology. Matthew Cecchini, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Co-Applicants: Emily Goebel, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
  • Needs assessment among Medicine Faculty supervising Quality Improvement Interactive Teaching Modules. Louise Moist, Department of Medicine - Division of Nephrology. Co-Applicants: Alan Gob, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology.

2019 - 2020 Competition (awarded March 2020):

  • CardioGuide: A Novel Competency-Based Continuing Professional Development Curriculum for Cardiology. Daniel Durocher, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. Co-Applicants: Atul Jaidka, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology; Pavel Anteperovitch, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • Stroke Facts and Clot Busting: An Interactive Online Stroke Learning Platform for South Western Ontario Physicians. Lauren Mai, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences - Neurology. Co-Applicants: Mary Jenkins, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences - Neurology; Anita Florendo-Cumbermack, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences - Neurology; Courtney Casserly, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences - Neurology
  • Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Adopting Active Learning in Medical Education. Sarah McLean, Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Anatomy & Cell Biology. Co-Applicant: Fabiana Crowley, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Needs Assessment - Perspectives on peri-operative assessment of frailty in older patients undergoing elective surgery. Jenny Thain, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Research Grant Writing Resources:

How to write an educational research grant: AMEE Guide No. 101 (Blanco et al., 2015)

10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing (Chasan-Taber, 2018)

Joining a conversation: the problem/gap/hook heuristic (Lingard, 2015)

Schulich Research Office Grant Writing Resources