The Office of Continuing Professional Development at the Faculty of Medicine is a key player in transforming Canadian healthcare and a global leader in continuing healthcare education research. Our research and scholarship programs aim to strengthen the linkages between CPD and knowledge translation, quality improvement, and patient safety.
CPD Grants, Awards and Fellowships
Continuing Professional Development promotes research and scholarship through the provision of and support for research and development grants and awards:
The Continuing Professional Development COVID-19 Response Fund (CPD-CRF) was established in April 2020 offering funding for projects related to COVID-19 and Continuing Professional Development. The applications will be due at noon on April 27th, 2020. Applications will be peer-reviewed with funding for funded projects intended to commence in mid May. Information about funding objectives, topic areas, eligibility, and applications can be found here: Continuing Professional Development COVID-19 Response Fund (CPD-CRF)
For information about the CPD Research and Development Grant, including deadlines and instructions for applying, please see: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/scholarship/grants/
For information about other internal and external grants available to support CPD scholarship, please see links and information at: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/scholarship/education-researchscholarship-grants/.
Our scholarship team is able to provide advice or review drafts of grant applications.
Also available are a number of awards, including a fellowship to support CPD scholarship. Deadlines and instructions for applying can be found here: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/scholarship/awards-fellowships/
Research and Scholarship Consultations
CPD offers faculty members consultations with our Scholarship Team about projects related to CPD or CPD accredited programs. We can offer assistance with writing grant or ethics applications, study design and analysis, and disseminating your findings. Please contact Morag Paton (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief description of your idea or study and what kind of support you may need.
Free Access to NVivo Software for UofT Community
University of Toronto faculty, staff and students can access NVivo software under a university-wide site license at no cost to the individual. NVivo software is designed to help researchers organize, code, and analyze qualitative and mixed methods research data. For more information and to request access please see: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/nvivo-software
Human Research Ethics Protocols Process
The University of Toronto’s process for the submission and review of human research ethics protocols has moved online and instead of emailing completed forms, protocols can now be submitted online through My Research Human Protocols (MRHP). In order to access the My Research Applications (MRA) system, on which MRHP is hosted, faculty members must have research privileges at the University of Toronto. The Research and Innovation Office has compiled a guide for Principal Investigators on how to navigate the system. Faculty who are eligible may also designate access to ethics protocols to staff or students through the MRHP system in order to assist with the submission process.
Key Scholarship Resources
- Wilson Centre
- AAMC: Medical education portal
- AMEE: MedEd World
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Key Literature in Medical Education