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Project Fund

Money from The Project Fund is available under the guidelines that follow:

What qualifies as a "project"?

  • Faculty sabbaticals
  • Research equipment and operating costs
  • Start-up funds
  • Bridge funds
  • Educational initiatives
  • Professional development

What are the guidelines for application?

  • 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 primary appointment 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.

How do I submit my application?

  • You may request a paper application form from the Department Office
  • You may download either a PDF or Word Format app and submit.
  • Scoring: Reviewers of AEF applications will use the criterion outlined in the score sheet.

If approved, what are the rules?

  • The hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will be the sole owner of any equipment purchased through the AEF project fund application. Note: computer purchase requests may not be approved.
  • A statement of expenditures, with all original invoices, must be forwarded to the Department office.
  • Reporting: If approved, the Principal Investigator is expected to submit a progress report after 12 months and a close-out report when the project is completed.