Early Career Health Professions Education Grant

Early Career Health Professions Education Grant

Masters/PhD Faculty members in the first seven years of their initial faculty appointment in a Canadian health sciences faculty (or equivalent).
Please note: Submissions for this grant are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a Letter of Intent for this process. Successful applicants who have been selected to submit a full proposal will be notified on Friday, October 4, 2019 via email.

Award Amount: $5,000.


Opportunities for peer-reviewed grant support in Health Professions Education are limited. Learners and faculty at all stages, who have new projects, are particularly challenged in obtaining support. The CAME Foundation Health Professions Education Grants support new and innovative scholarly projects in Health Professions Education that are not part of larger, formalized and funded education research programs.


General criteria:

  • Applicants and co-applicants must be members of Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME – an organization of medical educators for the promotion, advancement and recognition of excellence in medical education). To learn more about CAME member benefits click here. To join CAME please click here.
  • Members of the CAME Grant Committee are not eligible to an investigator (or author) in the project in the category of grant that they are adjudicating.
  • Members of the CAME Executive or the CAME Foundation Board of Directors cannot be a principal investigator on a submission; however, they can be listed as a co-investigator (or co-author). If listed as a co-investigator, the CAME Executive and/or Foundation Board member will recuse themselves from any award discussions.

Award amount

The maximum available funds per application are $5000, which can be spread over 12 months of support. Funding will be awarded to one or more applicants at the discretion of the CAME Grants Committee. The committee reserves the right to not fund any projects in any given year.

Application Process

Step 1: Letter of Intent

The letter of intent should outline the background/problem statement, objectives, methods, potential impact of the proposed Health Professions Education scholarly project, and anticipated knowledge translation activities. The letter of intent should be a maximum of 1000 words.

Letters of intent will be reviewed by the CAME Grants Committee, and assessed on:

  • impact and innovation of the problem tackled; research question and objectives; methods and analysis; anticipated results; knowledge translation.

At least three reviewers will read, review and score each letter of intent. From these scores, the letters will be ranked and the top submissions will be asked to submit a full proposal. Only those invited to submit a full proposal will be considered further.

Letter of Intent details:

  1. Complete ‘Letter of Intent’ Template via the CAME website electronically by 1700 EST on September 6, 2019.
Please note: Submissions for this grant are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a Letter of Intent for this process. Successful applicants who have been selected to submit a full proposal will be notified on Friday, October 4, 2019 via email.

Step 2: Full Proposal – This submission form will be available at a later date. Full details will be provided to the successful applicants.

Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be requested to submit:

1. An abridged CV (maximum 3 pages, focusing on previous relevant experiences and training) for the principal investigator and co-investigators.

2. A project summary (maximum 2000 words) including:

  • Background and rationale
  • Proposed study question/objective(s)
  • Methods (design, population and recruitment, data collection and analysis)
  • Expected outcomes or impact
  • A brief description of the intended dissemination strategy

3. Budget: Note that the following expenses are ineligible – salary support for PI or other faculty members, university/institution overhead, computers and other equipment unless integral to the study (e.g. tape recorder); publication costs in an Open Access journal; travel expenses to attend conferences; conference registration.

4. A proposed timeline.

5. A letter of support from departmental chair/chief or education dean.

6. A high definition professional photo (head shot) and 3-4 line biography.

Full proposal application details:

  1. Full proposals should be submitted online via the CAME website. The online form will request the PI’s first initial, last name, short version of the title to be used as the document’s name and year (of submission).
  2. Application packages should be submitted by successful applicants via the CAME website by 1700 EST on November 10, 2019.

Adjudication (Full Proposal):

The adjudication process of full proposal applications will be administered by CAME.

  • The CAME Grants Committee Chair will convene a selection committee for each grant. Diverse committee members from various backgrounds (including disciplines, methodological expertise, content expertise etc.) will be recruited by the CAME Executive or Board, CAME Foundation Board and CAME members from across Canada.
  • Criteria for selection for funding include:
    • Problem statement and potential impact for the field of HPE
    • Research question and objectives
    • Methodology and analysis
    • Anticipated results or outcomes
    • Knowledge translation plan