Educational Research Grants for Residents

Due: Wednesday Apr 26, 2017, 4PM PDT
Download: Application
 
Two research grants are available to UBC residents to recognize original education research work and raise awareness and interest in the field of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CPD/CME) research.
  1. Specialty practice
  2. Family practice

Grant recipients receive an honorarium of $500.00 to support educational research projects. UBC residents conducting and presenting research as part of graduation requirements are eligible and invited to apply.  In the case of joint authorship, the award will be given to support the research project as a whole. Applicant must be enrolled in a UBC Faculty of Medicine residency program and have an identified research supervisor. Submissions are limited to one per candidate per year and the grant can only be given to an individual once.

Applications (up to 2 pages, single spaced) must include:

  1. Name and email: applicant, supervisor and research team members
  2. Address
  3. Title of the research project
  4. Research question(s)/hypothesis
  5. Objective(s)
  6. Methods
  7. Budget summary (Including a table with item, description, and estimated costs. Appropriate budget items: subject honorarium/participant incentives, mailing costs, online survey charges, statistical consultancy, publication page charges, etc. Funding is not provided for researcher time, equipment purchases or rentals, or indirect costs such as training and/or travel to prepare the research team or conduct the research.)
  8. References (optional)

Submit the application electronically to:  Kathleen Twaites, kathleen.t@ubc.ca .

Applications will be reviewed by the CPD/CME Grant Committee and the names of successful candidates will be forwarded to the Postgrad Deans and Program Directors. The two grant award winners will be notified and formally announced.

Requirements:
  • Project is in the field of Medical Education (e.g. needs assessment around life-long learning, educational effectiveness, physician performance improvement following education intervention, etc).
  • The research project must be completed during the residency training program.
  • Submissions must contain a complete project description including the research question(s), intended research objectives, and proposed use of funds (see full description below).
  • Applicants are enrolled in a UBC Faculty of Medicine residency program, and have an identified research supervisor.
  • Submissions are limited to one per candidate per year, and this award can only be given to an individual once.
Grant criteria:
  • Overall writing quality.
  • Appropriateness of the objectives, research questions, and research area.
  • Methodological rigor.
  • Suitability for publication.
  • Relevance to continuing medical education for family medicine and medical specialties.
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