Call for Research and Innovation Fund Grants 2021

RIF Call for Grants

CHSE RIF Call for Proposals 2021 (PDF Document)



Full proposals must be received no later than 6:00pm AUGUST 27, 2021. Funding decisions will be announced by the beginning of OCTOBER 2021. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.



RIF Grant Proposal

Please complete all 3 forms as one application for RESEARCH CATEGORY:






Completed forms should be submitted to:

Emily Block, BSc, MSc
CPD Curriculum Developer and Education Research Lead
Continuing Health Sciences Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University


Our Research Priorities

  • Explore methods to capture perceived and unperceived learner’s needs 

  • Evaluate outcomes of continuing education activities, such as knowledge retention, changes in practice, alignment with values of healthcare and sustainable in context

  • Develop and evaluate best practices to promote lifelong learning, exploring self-learning modalities


  • Measure Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities impact on the health outcomes of patients and health professionals


  • Explore gaps in knowledge translation related to indigenous health

  • Quality Improvement of healthcare in CPD.

Research & Innovation Fund (RIF)


To promote CPD scholarly activities with a focus on research, innovation, and overall program evaluation.

Funding Activities
  • Promote and fund research activities conducted by the CPD program

  • Support the initial stages of developing innovative educational offerings

  • Support CPD global curriculum needs assessment

  • Support the CPD program overall program evaluation

  • Support innovative activities that advance the CPD Program’s academic mission

  • Create Grants and awards for CPD related research by McMaster faculty

  • Create Residents and Post Graduate Candidates awards to promote educational research and innovation in CPD

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