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 Office of the Vice President ResearchGwenna Moss also supports Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (through SoTL grants).  Join the annual Faculty Development Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) event to present or learn about what is happening in the CoM.  Get inspired!

Medical Education Journals

View these Medical Education Journal listings which include details about publication

Medical Education Research Grants/Funding

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
  • Continuing Professional Development Activity Grant (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

College of Family Physicians of Canada 

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine has grants available for Family Physicians. More information                                                                          

GEA National Research Grant Award

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

  • Professional identity formation
  • Learning well-being or mistreatment
  • Learning environment
  • Faculty development
  • Inter-professional education
  • Competency-based education, EPAs, or milestones
  • Self-directed/self-regulated learning 
  • Virtual learning, COVID-related educational changes

Multiple projects may be funded each year up to $10,000 each up to a two-year grant period.  More information.

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.  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.


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. 

Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE)

RISE is an event put on by the office of Faculty Development.  It is a sharing event to celebrate the medical education research and scholarship work that is being done in medicine and across the health professions in the province of Saskatchewan.  Starting in June, 2017 this event is offered annually and showcases work by staff, faculty and learners across the province.  All are welcome and invited to submit abstracts which opens in January and closes in March of each year. More information

Indigenous Resources for Research

Government of Canada - Panel on Research Ethics - TCPS 2 (2018) – Chapter 9: Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada

Indigenous Engagement at the University of Saskatchewan 
  • The University of Saskatchewan is dedicated to Indigenous student success, to fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and to promoting Indigenous knowledge 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

Tracking 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.