Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

All competitions opening in July 2023!


Endowed Scholarship and Education Fund

The fund supports projects of up to $15,000. The projects must be intended to add value to the continuum of medical education offered through Queen’s School of Medicine e.g. undergraduate medical education, postgraduate training programs or continuing professional development. Please be aware that individual CTAQ members are limited to a maximum of two successful applications.
Please note that those eligible for support must:

1.    Be a SEAMO-funded physician
2.    Be a Queen’s School of Medicine Geographic Full time faculty member
3.    Be a member in good standing of the Clinical Teacher’s Association of Queen’s University (CTAQ)
Please read the Terms of Reference for the Fund and download an application. 

Check out a full list of previous winners and their projects

Innovation Fund

The AHSC AFP Innovation Fund competition is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). It provides short-term (one or two-year) seed funding to support innovative projects that will transform healthcare delivery in Ontario.

A total of up to $1.2 million is dedicated to the Innovation Fund competition, which is in its fourteenth year. Of the approximately 40 applications SEAMO receives annually, an average of eight projects are funded.

According to the AHSC AFP Innovation Fund Framework and Guidelines, projects are particularly innovative if they:

  • Have a definite potential to impact healthcare delivery
  • Are implementable and contains realistic goals
  • Have clear, measurable metrics for success
  • Offer opportunities to translate new knowledge into medical practice
  • Are transferable to other institutions, or regions, or the province

NEW THIS YEAR: Applicants must complete either the locked PDF proposal form OR the open Microsoft Word proposal form. The budget template must also be submitted. See SEAMO rules and criteria for more information about the competition. 

For further information, visit the IFPOC website.Visit a full list of previous Innovation Fund winners. 

Watch our interviews with 2021 winners!

Read our interviews with 2021 winners Dr. Yanping Gong & Dr. Sulaiman Nanji!

WATCH: Innovation Fund workshop - Tips for a successful grant application

Medical Education Development Program (MEDP)

SEAMO-funded physicians interested in the opportunity to develop, upgrade or enhance their skills in medical education, or medical education scholarship and research, are invited to apply for the Medical Education Development Program (MEDP).

The MEDP supports SEAMO’s objective of building an academy of physicians who are educational leaders and scholars with a critical mass sufficient to enable the continuous implementation of best principles and leading practices in medical education. In 2022, $284,000 is being dedicated to the Spring and Fall MEDP competitions.

All SEAMO-funded physicians are encouraged to apply for the program, which provides grants of up to $50,000, over a five-year period, for initiatives such as:

  • An advanced degree in Medical Education
  • A short-term sabbatical to train with internationally recognized experts
  • A training program (e.g. Harvard Macy)
  • A medical education leadership program (e.g. CLIME)

Please note, the program does not fund attendance at educational meetings (e.g. AAMC, CCME, etc.) or School of Medicine faculty development workshops.

Past successful applicants have received funding to participate in the Program for Educators in Health Professions, to attend the Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education (CLIME) and to enroll in Masters of Education/Medical Education programs.

For more information on the program, see the call for applications.

Applications for funding will be made by Departments on behalf of individual candidates. The application should be composed of four parts, including:

  • Departmental commitment form
  • Candidate’s proposal (please see call for applications link above for rules and evaluation criteria)
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • Budget

Check out a full list of previous winners of the MEDP funding and where the funding was used. 

CTAQ Research Endowment Fund

To learn more about the CTAQ Research Endowment Fund worth up to $25,000 please visit their website