2017 Faculty Development Initiative Grant Program

Faculty Development Initiative Grants

The 2017-2018 Call for FDIG Applications is now closed! 

Important Dates

  • February 26, 2017: Letter of Intent due by 4:00pm
  • March 3, 2017: Successful applicants invited to full application stage
  • April 2, 2017: Full applications due by 4:00pm
  • April 10-14, 2017: Successful applicants are notified
  • May 12, 2017:  Recipients announced at the 2017 Annual Medical Education Day

Purpose

The Faculty Development Initiatives Grant is designed to support projects that improve the quality of teaching in the Faculty of Medicine. You can review our mandate here.

Priority Topics

For the 2017 grant competition, we are looking for projects with a focus on medical education innovation or research related to faculty development:

Innovation Topics 

  1. Direct observation
  2. Teaching clinical reasoning and clinical decision making
  3. Student (mis)treatment
  4. Lectures/large group learning
  5. Teaching with technology
  6. Peer mentoring or coaching faculty
  7. Faculty-student partnership in teaching
  8. Other topics *may* be considered

Deliverables (one or more of):

  • A tool to use in a workshop
  • An online resource (e.g., module, teaching tool, video, etc)
  • A handout

Research Topics

  1. Increasing faculty engagement with faculty development
  2. Peer-to-peer faculty development
  3. Faculty development leadership
  4. Faculty wellness
  5. Faculty-student partnership in teaching

Deliverables (one or more of):

  • A framework
  • A strategy
  • Best practices
  • An abstract submission

Funding

Projects will be provided a maximum of $5000. Projects targeting the strategic directions above, multiple stakeholders across departments and/or sites, and those with broad applicability will be preferred.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a current faculty (academic or clinical) appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC or one of its collaborating partners. Clinical Educator Fellows in the Centre for health Education Scholarship (CHES) who hold a current UBC Faculty of Medicine appointment (academic or clinical) are also eligible.

Selection Criteria: Applications must…
  • Make a contribution to the work done by the Office of Faculty Development
  • Support the mandate of the Office of Faculty Development
  • Be feasible (i.e. can be done with the budget and time available)
  • Outline their potential to be transferable

Budget Restrictions: 

  • No stipends for Principal Investigator and/or Co-investigators
  • Research Assistants’ salary must not exceed 50% of the grant amount
  • Funds are not intended to support travel, attendance at courses or conferences
  • Only up to 10% of the grant may be allocated to knowledge transfer

Questions and further information

If you wish to discuss your ideas before submitting an application, please contact the Office of Faculty Development at fac.dev@ubc.ca or call 604-875-4396.

Descriptions of grant winners’ projects can be found here!