CAG Education Research Grant
CAG Education Affairs Mission
The CPD/CME program of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), under the leadership of the CAG Education Affairs, is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters the continued professional development of its members through diverse learning opportunities and programs that promote and enhance their clinical, scientific and procedural skills, as well as facilitating opportunities for self-directed assessment and learning to ultimately enhance patient care.
AIM OF THIS AWARD
The CAG strongly supports the development and maintenance of formal educational research component within Gastroenterology in Canada. The CAG, with our partner, AbbVie Centre of Excellence in Continuing Health Education, is pleased to offer a new education research grant aimed to foster quality research in medical education (which could include aspects of professional collaboration), as well as maintain, and grow this important role within Canadian Gastroenterology.
This CAG Educational Research Grant is available to CAG members who have made a commitment in their career towards education training and/or educational research. Applicants must be involved in teaching and/or medical education research in Canada. Applications must meet contemporary standards of educational research, which includes the relevance of the research question, quality of research design, appropriateness of the proposed budget, and the ability to complete the project in the specified time period. Preference will be provided to applicants with a dedicated trainee to the project, preferably a GI fellow, although consideration will be provided to applicants with interested trainees at all levels with an interest in Gastroenterology.
Selection will be based on the scientific merit and clarity of the proposal, and its relevance to Gastroenterology. The following areas of research are encouraged but not limited to:
- Curriculum design and implementation
- Assessment strategies
- CanMEDS curriculum and assessment
- Procedural skills curriculum and assessment
TERMS OF THE AWARD
A maximum of two (2) awards of $7,500 will be made annually. The award is for a period of one year and is not renewable.
REQUIREMENT OF THE AWARD
The awardee will be expected to report their progress to the CAG Education Affairs and to present a summary of their research at the annual meeting of the CAG, Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW).
Applications can be accessed on the Education page of the CAG website. Supporting documentation for the proposed program development and/or educational research must be included, as outlined within the application.
Applications must be submitted to the CAG National Office using the electronic application. The deadline for applications to be submitted to the CAG National Office is September 15th. Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the CAG Education Affairs and applicants will be informed of the results no later than December 15th.
During your completion of the online application you will be asked to upload the following documentation. You must have these documents finalized and ready to upload when you complete the online application.
- Primary applicant's current CV
- Education research proposal detail (should not exceed 3 pages)
- Budget and budget justification identifying the major expense categories (1 page)
- Letter of support (commitment from Department Head)
- Signature page (primary applicant - sign and date)