McLaughlin Travelling Medical Education Fund

A call for proposals is issued to faculty members in the Cumming School of Medicine.  Funding is available for two grants to a maximum of $10,000 each.  Funds will support faculty-led projects and not individual faculty, staff or students.  Preference will be given to projects that share capacity, involve multiple faculty members, and that integrate learner experiences. 

Term of award: One-year, renewable up to three years (if funding available)

Award: To a maximum of $10,000

Guiding principles: 

The fund will be administered by the Global Health Awards Committee.

  • Funding will support the Cumming School of Medicine’s international strategic goals:
    • Create meaningful and often life-changing learning experiences for our learners.
    • Participate in capacity-sharing activities with partner institutions that receive our students abroad.
    • Facilitate creation of research collaborations that will benefit the research communities both our School and the partner institutions, and have the potential to benefit both Canada and the partnering country.
  • Project proposals should reflect partnerships with institutions in low- or middle-income countries.
  • Funds will be used to underwrite costs associated with educational components of projects.
  • The funds will be used to support faculty-led projects and not individual faculty, staff or students. This will facilitate leveraging for maximum effect.
  • Funds will be used to help sustain existing projects as well as assisting new projects with start-up funds (preference may be given to new initiatives).
  • Projects should already have a long-term development plan in place.
  • The primary applicant may be invited to make a 10-minute pitch to the Committee, and to answer any questions.

Eligibility:

  • Any faculty member whose primary appointment is in the Cumming School of Medicine, and who is a member of an international project.
  • Funds will support faculty-led projects and not individual faculty, staff or students.
  • Preference will be given to projects that share capacity, involve multiple faculty members, and that integrate learner experiences.

To apply:

  • Complete and submit the application form
  • Provide the following supporting materials:
    • Applications must be accompanied letters of support from a faculty member within the Cumming School of Medicine, and from the partner institution(s) involved.
    • Attach a current CV from the primary applicant that follows standard UCalgary formatting.
    • Attach CVs of collaborating team members (following UCalgary standard formatting if UCalgary faculty members).
    • Include a project summary, covering: 
      • objectives and background of the project
      • potential global health impact of the project.
      • probability of the project to contribute to building capacity in low and middle-income countries.
      • how the project aligns with the Cumming School of Medicine’s international strategic goals.
      • expected measurable outcomes.
      • opportunities for involvement of trainees from the University of Calgary and/or a partner institution.
      • current University of Calgary investment in the project.
      • long-term development plan (include details of the sustainability of the project).
      • applicants applying for renewed funding must provide evidence of planning for funding from other sources to ensure sustainability of the project, before the Committee will entertain any future applications. Include data showing how you plan to use the funding to leverage for funding requests from other sources.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Fit within the Cumming School of Medicine’s international strategic goals.
  • Importance of the global health goals of the project.
  • Expertise and track record of the project leader(s).
  • Probability of achieving the global health goals of the project.
  • Level of department or faculty support.

For more information or questions: Contact Edna Nikoi