Education Research Grant

The CAG strongly supports the development and maintenance of formal educational research components within Gastroenterology in Canada. The CAG, with our partner, AbbVie Centre of Excellence in Continuing Health Education, is pleased to offer an 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.


2021 Award Recipients

Drs. Michael Scaffidi and Samir Grover, University of Toronto

Toronto, ON



A maximum of two (2) awards of $7,500 will be made annually. The award is for a period of one year (January 1 - December 31) and is not renewable.


Eligibility Criteria

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 include 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.

Only one proposal may be submitted for consideration per Investigator/Researcher. Please disclose if previous funding has been received for this project and specifically describe how the CAG grant of $7,500.00 would be allocated.


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


Application Process


Step One: Application Submission - Deadline is November 30 11:59 PM ET

Please note that any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Candidates are required to submit an online application.

Submission Requirements

This online form must be completed in one single session. This form cannot save your information to return to at a later time.

Required documentation to be uploaded:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Canadian Practice Intention Statement
3. Proposal
4. Budget
5. Letter of Support

Upon successful submission, you will be redirected to a confirmation webpage and will receive an email from us. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office.


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Step Two: Review

Applications will be reviewed by the Education Affairs Committee.

Step Three: Approval

All applicants will be notified via email of the results.

Step Four: Submit Progress Report

Successful applicants are expected to submit a short report (1-2 pages) on their progress and to present a summary of their research at CDDW™.

Submit Progress Report