Education Development Fund (internal) 2020

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

The DFCM encourages faculty members who are newly engaged in education scholarship 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.

Applicants must apply and be approved through the DFCM internal review process prior to submitting an application to the Faculty of Medicine. These one-year grants can provide up to $20,000 (i.e. up to $10,000 from DFCM, plus up to $10,000 from the Faculty of Medicine).

If you are intending to collaborate with faculty members in other departments in the Faculty of Medicine, you may also need to submit your application to their department to compete for matched funding from all stakeholders.

EDF funded projects can either be in the area of Educational Innovation and Development or in 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, book a preliminary consultation with an OES team member.

Important Dates

Present-Nov 14/19 - Consultations available for applicants as they prepare their internal DFCM application


Dec 13/19 – Decision letters sent to applicants

Jan-Feb/20 – Consultations available. Book a consultation

mid-Feb/20 – Deadline for Faculty of Medicine application

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, use our online request form.

Step 3: Submit the internal DFCM application before 5:00 PM ON WED NOV 20 2019 AND apply for ethics. Please review the instructions about Submitting a Research Ethics Board Application on the DFCM website and make your REB submission as soon as possible.

Step 4: Internal review decisions will sent to applicants by Dec 13, 2019.

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 if needed, and prepare your final submission for the mid-February Faculty of Medicine deadline. Please note that this submission must be accompanied by official notification that your REB application is approved, exempt or pending. You will also be responsible for submitting the Letter of Support from the Chair that we will email to you.