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Research Unit

Research and scholarship underpin the innovations that propel the Royal College's programs and activities. The Royal College identifies, supports and facilitates delivering enterprise-level research and scholarly initiatives related to medical education, the medical workforce and the health system.

The Royal College Research Unit engages staff, Fellows, educators, local, national and international scholars and organizations to provide expertise and build capacity for initiatives centered on:

  • Knowledge creation - we focus our awards and grants programs on strengthening medical education.
  • Knowledge translation - we develop resources and tools to support Fellows in practice.
  • Knowledge dissemination - we build communities of practice by promoting the products developed by Royal College-funded projects.

The mission of the Royal College Research Unit is to develop an environment that promotes the creation, collaboration and dissemination of research in areas such as research policy and standard development. The unit is also responsible for promoting research education and scholarship to build capacity internally, locally, nationally and internationally. Creating, translating and disseminating high-quality, credible, mission-aligned research is another key part of the unit's work.

Research grants and awards

The Medical Education Research Grant supports research in postgraduate medical education and continuing professional development. Deadline: March 4, 2016.

The Royal College/Associated Medical Services CanMEDS Research Development Grant supports the promotion and incorporation of CanMEDS. Deadline: March 4, 2016.

The Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education is a one-year fellowship support that helps specialists acquire knowledge and skills in the field of medical education in order to develop educational programs, evaluation methods and medical education research. Deadline: September (TBD), 2016.

Contact researchunit@royalcollege.ca to suggest additions or corrections to our list of funding opportunities.