Education Development Fund (internal)

Do you have an idea for an EDF project? Here’s your chance to turn that idea into a successful application.

The DFCM would like to encourage our faculty members to consider applying for the Education Development Fund (EDF).  Funded by the Education Vice-Deans, the EDF is intended to support new and innovative projects that align with our Faculty’s strategic priorities in education. The EDF is a seed fund designed to encourage those who are transitioning to, or are newly engaged in, education scholarship to further their career development.  

Applicants must apply and be approved through the DFCM internal review process prior to submitting an application to the Faculty of Medicine. Grants are available up to a maximum total of $20,000, with equal amounts contributed by the Faculty of Medicine and the DFCM. Funding is provided for one year.

If you are intending to collaborate with other departments, you may also need to submit your application to multiple departments to compete for matched funding from all stakeholders.

EDF funded projects can either be Educational Innovation and Development OR Education Research.

The Office of Education Scholarship (OES) is here to help you with your EDF application. We can provide consultations as you formulate your idea, or at any stage of the process. If you are thinking about applying, email Rachel Ellis at to arrange a consultation with an OES team member.

Important Dates

  • Consultation process open - August 1, 2017
  • Internal DFCM application deadline - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Download Application (53.04 KB)
  • Faculty of Medicine application deadline – Feb 14, 2018

Submission process

Step 1: If you are thinking about applying for an EDF grant, please email the Office of Education Scholarship -

Step 2: To arrange for a consultation, email the Office of Education Scholarship -

Step 3: Submit the internal DFCM application (53.08 KB) before noon on Friday, November 17, 2017, AND apply for ethics. Please review the instructions for Submitting a Research Ethics Board Application on the DFCM website. Note that projects moving through the REB process at the university must first go through an internal review process within the department. Applicants would be advised to submit to the department as early as possible.

Step 4: Internal review decisions will be sent to applicants by Dec 18, 2017.

Step 5: If you are notified that your application will be supported by the Chair, you will have approximately two months to revise your application based on the reviewers’ feedback, seek further consultation, and prepare your final submission for the mid-February Faculty of Medicine deadline, Feb 14, 2018. You will also be responsible for submitting the Letter of Support from the Chair that we will email to you.

The OES is here to support you throughout this process -



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