Funding Opportunities

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CPD Digital Innovation & Research Grant

The CPD Digital Innovation & Research Grant (CPD Digital IRG) has two options available:

Option 1: CPD Digital Innovation & Research Grant
The CPD Digital IRG is intended to support innovation and/or research relevant to digital learning in the field of Continuing Professional Development. This includes Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Dental Education and Faculty Development. This grant is also intended to provide opportunity for student involvement in educational research and/or innovation.

Value: Grants of up to $25,000 are available to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty. 

Option 2: CPD Digital Innovation & Research Grant Mentored Education Research Team
This innovative opportunity is intended to support faculty across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry who are interested in acquiring skills and experience in medical education research through participating as part of a mentored team that will engage in research relevant to digital learning in the field of Continuing Professional Development.

Value: The team will be granted up to $50,000 to support the completion of their project. 

CPD Faculty Development Mini Fellowship Grant

The Faculty Development Mini Fellowship grant is intended to support faculty engaging in professional development opportunities to enhance their roles as teachers, education scholars, researchers, leaders, and administrators.

Value: Grants of up to $5,000 are available to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members. 

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 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 CPD Office supports the Schulich Faculty Development Award and the Schulich Continuing Medical Education Educator Award. 

Value: $2,000 cash prize for each award.

Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE)

FSRE grants are intended to facilitate and enable scholarship in education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. These grants are intended to support full-scale education research projects and pilot projects where there is a plan to collect preliminary data in preparation for a larger upcoming application to an external funding agency. Proposals may involve quantitative and/or qualitative approaches. Proposals for scoping reviews and meta-analyses that are eligible for scientific publication may also be submitted.

Value: Awards will generally range from $5,000-$7,500, with a maximum value of $10,000. While matching funds are not required for this award, applicants are encouraged to explore opportunities for additional support (cash and/or in-kind).

Citywide Department of Family Medicine Special Project Fund

Each calendar year, the Citywide Department of Family Medicine may offer to its members two grant competitions for special projects related to improving quality of care within family medicine in London. Projects that would be suitable for funding include but are not limited to the following: quality improvement projects, organization of conferences or symposia, program development.

Value: Each grant will not exceed $7,500. Where circumstances warrant, two separate projects of similar merit may be awarded up to the maximum of $7,500 per competition. The maximum amount awarded in any calendar year is $15,000. 


Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO)

AMOSO, the London Governance Organization that oversees the London Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) for Clinical Academic Physicians, has over $2 million available annually to allocate through its two locally peer reviewed Research Funding Competitions:

1) The AMOSO Opportunities Fund targets new recruits (first five years) and new roles.

2) The AHSC AFP Provincial Innovation Fund targets projects that could result in Clinical Innovation and that could be both translatable and scalable across the Province.

Value: Variable

Physician Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation

The PSI Foundation was established in 1970 by the physicians of Ontario with the original capital of Physicians Services Incorporated, the doctor-sponsored prepaid medical care plan.

There are a number of opportunities available, including education and health research grants, a new investigator grant, an education fellowship for practicing physicians and a new grant in mental health research.

Value: Variable


CAME Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education

This grant is meant to support new and innovative projects in medical education that are not part of a larger, formalized and funded education research program. Applicants must be clinical faculty members in a Canadian faculty of health sciences/medicine (or equivalent), who are members of CAME.

Value: $5,000

Canadian Association of Emergency Physician’s (CAEP) Research Grant

Physicians, fellows, and residents working in diverse academic, non-academic, community, and rural settings are encouraged to submit Research Grant Proposals. The Principal Investigator and Supervisor (for Residents and Fellows only) must be current CAEP members.

Value: $2,500-$10,000

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Research Grants

These grants support academic and community-based family physician members of the CFPC in carrying out research projects that meet the changing needs of their patients and communities in Canada. The grants applicable to education research are the Janus Research Grants and the Scholarly Work in Family Medicine Research Grant.

Value: $7,500-$15,000

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Research in Clinical Assessment Grant

This intended to support innovations in the assessment of clinical competence or performance of students, postgraduate trainees or practitioners. Priority will be given to proposals that show promise in contributing to the knowledge and understanding of measurement in clinical assessment and to clinical program evaluation methods for medical education. The proposal must focus on research, not development, in the assessment of performance or clinical assessment.

Value: Up to $37,500 per year

Royal College Medical Education Grant

This grant supports quality research in Canada that will advance the field of postgraduate medical education or continuing professional development. Applicants must be involved in teaching 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 research project.

Value: $5,000-$50,000

Royal College/Associated Medical Services (AMS) CanMEDS Research Grant

The Royal College and AMS aim to fund projects that leverage the 2015 CanMEDS framework to advance the fields of residency education, continuing professional development and other health system-related areas of focus in Canada (e.g. health workforce planning). This grant supports research development or implementation of projects that advance competency-based training and assessment for specialists, as defined by CanMEDS.

Value: $25,000

Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Please note that only eligible institutions — and not individual researchers — may submit a proposal to the CFI. CFI encourages researchers to contact their institutional research office to learn more about internal application processes.

Call for Proposals: See website


Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) – Phil R. Manning Research Award

This grant is to support original, scientific research related to physician and/or health professional lifelong learning. Recipients must be members of SACME.

Value: $50,000 (USD)

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) – Mazmanian Research Fellowship Award

SACME is committed to promoting value in patient care and health of the public through scholarship that advances the theory, delivery, and evaluation of continuing medical and interprofessional education. To support this mission, SACME created the Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD Research Fellowship Award for Early Career Investigators. Recipients must be members of SACME.

Value: $10,000 (USD)