Funding in Medical Education

Grant Agency Type of Grant Funding Range
1. The Spencer Foundation Small


Field-initiated proposals

2. Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund N/A <$150K for two years
3. Max Bell Foundation Project grant 50k to 200k for 1-3 years
4. SSHRC Multiple types <$10K/year to $2.5 million
5. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Multiple types Wide range
6. National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)   No upper limit. Average is $121,160 - $138,850 for up to three yrs.
7. Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFR) Various Opportunities Wide range
8a. Fond de la recherche en sante du Quebec (FRSQ) Training awards

Career awards

Exchange programs
Daily living allowance & transportation
8b. FRSQ Various up to 100K/year
9. The National Institute of Health (US) Various N/A
10. Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) Various >$50K/year
11. James S. MacDonnell Foundation (JSMF) - 21st Century Science Initiative

Understanding Human Cognition

Studying Complex Systems

>$200,000 for no less than 2 years and up to 5 years
12. Eli Lilly Canada Lilly Canada Grant No dollar amount posted
13. Medical Council of Canada Multi-year grant, Fund for research in clinical assessment $37.5K over two yrs
14. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Med Ed research


Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education

Fac Dev grants (link on RCPSC website currently down)

$5K to 50K/yr

Up to $25K

40K per year of study up to 2 years

Not available

15. Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Incentive Awards Up to $10K US/award
16. Associated Medical Services (AMS) AMS Project Grant Up to $10K for one yr for both grants
17. College of Family Physicians of Canada

Janus Research Grants and the D. M. Robb Community-Based Research Grant

18. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) CAEP Research Grant Competition $5K - $10K
19. Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO) Various Awards up to $25K
20. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) APSF Grant Program $150,000 per project over a max of 2 years


You may also find the Community of Science Granting Agency Database (COS) useful in searching for other funding opportunities. (Search by key word)

A few pointers on how to use the Community of Science Granting Agency Database:

1) Use quotation marks for terms that contain more than one word.
2) Hits are organized from most to least relevant according to your search term(s).
3) On the pages listing search results, place your cursor over the name of the grant to see a pop-up containing a description of the grant and the URL.
4) The Advanced Search option (available from the main search page) is also easy to use. A benefit is that you identify country of residence which is used to filter hits. Alternatively, you can just make "Canada" one of your search terms.

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