Looking for opportunities to find scholarship in the day to day work you do can be a challenge but also can be very efficient and rewarding.  If you develop a new course or lecture or a new way of teaching learners clinically, you can evaluate this work and potentially publish it.  Presentations can become papers for publications.  Changes in your teaching including clinical teaching from a quality improvement initiatives in medical education are also be sources of scholarship.  Creative professional activities, innovations, new tools and resources can be developed and peer reviewed in a variety of forums. Be curious, find collaborators and share your work.  A mentor can help as can the supports available through the CoM research office ???.  Gwenna Moss also supports Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (through SoTL grants).  Join the annual Medical Education Research and Scholarship Day to present or learn about what is happening in the CoM.  Get inspired!


Medical Education Journals

Here is a listing of Medical Education Journals and details about each which you can use when considering publishing.



Medical Education Research Grants/Funding

Here is a listing of possible funding sources for medical education research and scholarship.

Other grant options include:

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Applications for Professional Development Grants and CPD Activity Grants are available year-round for Fellows or physician organizations planning self-directed or departmental learning activities:

  • Professional Development Grants (up to $4,000): open to Fellows in good standing who are embarking on a planned learning project, as defined under Section 2 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Projects may include learning a new skill or expand an area of competence relevant to the scope of practice or to support participation in formal courses offered by a university, college or institution.  

More information…

  • CPD Activity Grants (up to $2,000): open to physician organizations planning continuing professional development (CPD) group learning events, as recognized and defined under Section 1 of the MOC Program or accredited simulation activities with Section 3 of the MOC Program.

More information… - From the RCPSC website


CFPC Research Grants

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine has grants  available for Family Physicians - https://fafm.cfpc.ca/h-a/research-grant/                                                                          


GEA National Research Grant Award

For funding for high-quality research proposals on the following topics:

  • Professional identity formation
  • Learning wellbeing or mistreatment
  • The learning environment
  • Faculty development
  • Training across the continuum of education
  • Inter-professional education
  • Competency-based education, EPAs, or milestones
  • Self-directed/self-regulated learning

The CGEA also has grants


Internal Funding Support:

To provide financial assistance for proposal development expenses relating to Large Scale Tri-Agency and Large Scale Non Tri-Agency funding applications.
Deadlines: May 1 & September 15
Contact: Janice Michael, Financial Development Specialist, Strategic Research Initiatives, 306-966-2091

Funding to support manuscript preparation, publishing

Publications Fund from Research Services: Up to $1000, and possibly $1500 (when funding is available).

Conference Funding

Members of the University academic, student or administrative community are eligible to apply for a Conference Fund Grant ranging in value from $250 and $5,000.
Deadlines: January 1, May 1, and September 1
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8490/306-966-1923



Mentorship for research is available and can be accessed through your department head or research facilitator. Having a mentor can be a great source of support for research especially when you are starting out.  Finding a mentor usually just involves thinking who can help you, has the knowledge of expertise in your area of interest or has a research focus that could make connections for you to benefit your research.  Once you have identified someone - ask.  You can find a mentor locally or externally. 

Medical Education Research and Scholarship Day (MERSD)

This is an annual event through faculty development to showcase medical education research and scholarship in the health professions. Check out our Events section each January for the call for abstracts.  This year’s event is in Regina on June 7thRegister here.


Indigenous Resources for research

For research, we recommend you review the information at the following link:


Indigenous researchers in the College of Medicine:

List here


 Indigenous Engagement

The University of Saskatchewan is dedicated to Indigenous student success, to fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and to promoting Indigenous knowledges and scholarship. Through collaboration, innovation, respect and humility, the university fosters a welcoming environment that is grounded in the principles of reconciliation and is able to address the calls to action placed on everyone in this country.

Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement - Strategic Goals:

• Respectful and constructive engagement
• Active communications
• Systemic and systems transformation
• System-wide learning

Track Your Thinking

Thinking about your thinking – click here to download and use this template to record  “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page.  This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care.  Download this pdf and keep it as a record.  Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing.  Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.

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