Faculty Awards and Funding


Continuing Professional Development administers the following competitions and awards which support and recognize leadership in professional development, innovation and continuing education.

Faculty Development Mini Fellowships

Career development grants up to $5,000 are available to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members from London, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus and Distributed Academies. These grants enable faculty to take advantage of professional development opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge which will enhance their roles as teachers, researchers and administrators.

Priority will be given to applications which:

  • clearly demonstrate anticipated benefit to the applicant's roles in their department / division, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry;
  • are supported by additional funds from the applicant's department / division or Schulich Medicine & Dentistry;
  • align with the strategic directions of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

The Spring 2020 competition will open Monday, January 27, 2020, and close Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Submit application components to cpd@schulich.uwo.ca in a single PDF file, subject line: "Mini Fellowship Spring 2020 Application". Application components required to be included in the submission can be found in the application guidelines.

Application Guidelines & Components

Budget Template

If you have questions about the application process, or if you wish to view examples of previously successful applications, email Megan Baxter (megan.baxter@schulich.uwo.ca) or call 519.661.2111 x.85125 to book an appointment.

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 2019 competition will open Friday, November 8, 2019. *The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, January 27, 2020.

If you have questions about the application process, please email Andrea Good (andrea.good@schulich.uwo.ca) or call 519.661.2111, ext. 86204.

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

Awards of Excellence

Awarded annually to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding contributions in teaching, program development, administration, research or scholarly activity. The following awards are supported by Continuing Professional Development:

  • Schulich Faculty Development Award, $2,000 cash prize
  • Schulich Continuing Medical Education Educator Award, $2,000 cash prize
More details regarding award nominations will be available late fall 2019.