Learner Health Professions Education Grant

Learner Health Professions Education Grant

Learners enrolled in a clinical health profession program in a Canadian university.

Letters of Intent Due: September 16, 2020 at 1700 EST
Award Amount: $5000.00


		

Purpose

Opportunities for peer-reviewed grant support in Health Professions Education are limited. Learners and faculty at all stages, who have new projects, can face challenges 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.

Eligibility

General criteria:

  • Applicants (Principal Investigators) and Supervisors of Principal Investigators, if the Principal Investigator is a learner must be members of Canadian Association for Medical Education.
  • Members of the CAME Grant Committee are not eligible to be an investigator (or author) in the project.
  • 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).

Application Process

Step 1: Letter of Intent

The letter of intent should outline explicitly the Impact and innovation of the problem tackled, research question and objectives, methodology and analysis, anticipated results (potential impact of the proposed Health Professions Education), knowledge translation and team composition. 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, methodology and analysis, anticipated results (potential impact of the proposed Health Professions Education), knowledge translation and team composition.

At least two 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:

Complete ‘Letter of Intent’ Template via the CAME website electronically by 1700 EST on September 16, 2020.

Learner Health Professions Education Grant – Letter of Intent

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Letter of Intent (maximum 1000 words) Impact and innovation of the problem tackled, research question and objectives, methodology and analysis, anticipated results (potential impact of the proposed Health Professions Education), knowledge translation and team composition. (Please note: word count has been increased to 1014 to include headings)

Impact and innovation of the problem tackled; Why is it this project important innovative? Potential for impact: What gap does it fill and how will it impact health professions education? Research question and objectives: What are your objective(s)? What is your research question(s)?; Methodology and analysis: Summarize the study design, population, interventions and type of analysis. Outline relevant performance metrics and how they will be used to measure the goals of the project; Anticipated results: potential impact of the proposed Health Professions Education; Knowledge Translation: Potential for implementation and knowledge translation: Explain how and where the new knowledge gained from your project be implemented into health professions education; Team composition.
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Step 2: Full Proposal – Submission form can be found below

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

  1. An abridged CV per team member (maximum 3 pages each, focusing on previous relevant experiences and training) for the principal investigator and co-investigators. Please upload in one pdf document.
  2. A project summary (maximum 2000 words) including:
  • Problem statement and potential impact for the field of HPE
  • Research question(s) and/or objective(s)
  • Methodology and analysis (design, population and recruitment, data collection and analysis, ethical considerations)
  • Anticipated results or outcomes
  • Knowledge translation plan
  1. 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.
  2. A proposed timeline.
  3. A letter of support from departmental chair/chief or education dean.
  4. 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 15, 2020.

 

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(s) and/or objective(s)
  • Methodology and analysis (design, population and recruitment, data collection and analysis, ethical considerations)
  • Anticipated results or outcomes
  • Knowledge translation plan
  • Team composition
  • Budget justification
  • Feasibility

CAME Learner Health Professions Education Grant Winner 2020!

Congratulations to Shannon Wong on this wonderful achievement! Stay tuned to the CAME website for more information in the months to come!