The Research Committee will adjudicate applications after the following deadlines: May 31st and November 30th of the current calendar year. Their recommendation will be forwarded to the Finance Committee for final adjudication and funding approval.
The applicant's primaryappointment must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Cross-appointed members of the Department may apply in collaboration with a primary-appointed faculty member of the Department.
Faculty members must indicate that they are seeking funding from alternate sources, when alternate sources of funding exist, in conjunction with this application. The Finance Committee must be informed of all alternate funding sought and of the final decisions regarding these applications, including, if applicable, the reasons for an application being declined.
Relevant documentation relating to ethics approval (Human/Animal) and Proposed Budget must accompany the application form.
The Principal Investigator (PI) will provide a project update (identifying what publications, abstracts or presentations have resulted) to the FMC within 12 months of receiving funding for an AEF Project. At the 12 month mark, the PI may request up to a 1 year extension. Funds remaining after 2 years of project inception will be returned to the Department.
A maximum of $7,500 may be approved per academic year, per Department member. Requests over $7,500 will be considered, but will not routinely be approved.