the Grant Proposal FORM

McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Continuing Health Sciences Education Department
1280 Main Street West, 5 th Floor, Room 5004
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
Email: [email protected] .ca
Continuing Health Science Education Program (CHSE)
Research and Innovation Fund
The Continuing Health Science Education Program (CHSE) seeks to promote scholarly activities in continuing
healthcare professions education, as well as to build a community of scholars within the field. The CHSE is
introducing the Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) to promote research, innovation and overall program evaluation
within continuing education. RIF grants are intended to support scholarly projects that relate directly to the planning,
implementation, delivery and evaluation of continuing education for health professionals. Grant funds may be used
for expenses such as research assistants, meetings of the research group, transcription fees, and incentives for
study participants. RIF funds cannot be used to provide salar y support, computer or other equipment, travel (other
than meetings of the research group), or institutional overhead costs. Funding is not intended to support educational
events, but to support research within educational settings.
Research Priorities:
1. Explore methods to capture unperceived learners needs
2. Examine process outcomes of continuing education activities (e.g., knowledge retention, attitude
changes, etc).
3. Develop and evaluate best practices to promote lifelong learning
4. Promote rigorous application of self-directed learning
5. Measure continuing education impact on health outcomes
SECTION 1: Principal and Associated Investigators
Principal Investigator:
SECTION 2: Proposed Dates (max. 1 year)
Successful applicants will be notified of award in March 2016
Start Date
End Date
SECTION 3: Title of Proposal
SECTION 4: Summary
a) Problem statement/topic/issue/relevance
(maximum 1000 words - please copy & insert or include/attach a word document)
b) Theoretical or conceptual framework (e.g., is the project aimed at testing newly developing theories, re -testing
established theories, or aimed at developing new theories?)
(maximum 1000 words - please copy & insert or include/attached a word document)
c) Research question(s)
(maximum 300 words - please copy & insert or include/attach a word document)
d) Study methods/research design (e.g., subjects, instrumentation, data analysis)
(maximum 1000 words - please copy & insert or include/attach a word document)
e) A description of the relevance of the project to continuing education and how potential findings will be
disseminated (e.g., conferences, presentations, rounds, manuscripts, publications, etc.)
(maximum 500 words - please copy & insert or include/attach a word document)
SECTION 5: Budget and Justification
Sum of money requested, along with justification
SECTION 6: References
Completed forms, along with 2-page CVs of all investigators, should be submitted as one PDF file to
Georgia Scarff @ [email protected] no later than February 16, 2016.
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