The Daniel Glazier Research Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed for Canadian family physicians and family physician researchers. This grant is named in memory of Daniel Glazier, a young man from Toronto, Ontario, who died at age 18 in July 2009 of circumstances related to mental health and substance abuse. This grant is meant to support research that will help family physicians in assessing and treating mental health and substance abuse among adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25.

This is one of two grants available each year to honour Daniel Glazier, at a value of up to $5,000 each. Please refer to the Daniel Glazier CPD Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse if you are interested in applying for the grant related to continuing professional development (CPD).

Eligibility criteria:

Eligible activities include any research activity that would benefit Canadian youth, including young adults up to the age of 25, with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. For example, a research activity might be the development of a screening tool that family physicians can use to detect adolescent mental health problems or substance abuse. 

The project must have started between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2019.

The applicant must be a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The applicant must be in active practice and can be either community or academic based.

Applicants are not eligible if they have received this award in the past three years.

Family medicine residents and medical students are not eligible.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Selection process:

The CFPC Addiction Medicine Program Committee will select the top research application based on merit.

The results will be forwarded to the national Honours and Awards Committee for final approval.

All applicants will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

Value:

The Daniel Glazier grants are available in two streams: research and CPD. Two grants will be available each year, one in each stream, at a value of up to $5,000 each.

The deadline for the completion of the final report is December 31, 2020.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

The application window opens on December 8, 2017.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2018.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This grant is supported by the FAFM, the CFPC, and by the friends and family of Daniel Glazier. 

Janus Research Grants support academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in carrying out research projects that meet the changing needs of their patients and communities in Canada.

The number and value of grants awarded each year are determined by the funds available.

One of the available grants, the D.M. Robb Community-Based Research Grant, is named in memory of Dr. D.M. Robb, who served as President of the New Brunswick College of Family Physicians (1979/80). This grant supports community-based family practice research projects.

Two application streams are available:

  • Janus Research Grants for intermediate-level or experienced researchers (maximum value $15,000)
  • Janus Research Grants for novice or intermediate-level researchers (maximum value $7,500)

The Janus Grants support innovative programs and projects based on the four principles of family medicine:

  1. The family physician must be a skilled clinician
  2. The doctor-patient relationship is central to the role of the family physician
  3. Family medicine is a community-based discipline
  4. The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population

Eligibility criteria:

The primary investigator must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The project must have started between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019.

The project’s maximum budget cannot exceed $25,000.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Resident or medical student research projects and projects submitted on behalf of residents or students are not eligible. Members are not eligible if they have received this grant in the past three years.

Various family medicine research activities are eligible for these grants, including:

    • Practice-based research projects
    • Observational studies/surveys
    • Program development and evaluation
    • Educational research
    • Cohort studies
    • Meta-analyses
    • Secondary data analyses
    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Research projects using the Janus Project’s National Physician Survey (NPS) database; all questions asked, as well as data tables and reports, are accessible on the NPS website

Selection process:

The selection committee of the CFPC Section of Researchers will recommend the recipients of these grants to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

Value:            

Janus Research Grants for intermediate-level or experienced researchers (up to $15,000 each)

    • This competition follows the most stringent research guidelines. This grant may be requested to conduct a small project or a pilot project with the hope of later obtaining large-scale funding from another funder, or for partial funding for a slightly larger project for which additional but inadequate overall funding may have been received. The project’s maximum budget cannot exceed $25,000. These grants are not intended to be top-up funding for large-scale funded projects with budgets beyond $25,000.

Janus Research Grants for novice or intermediate-level researchers (up to $7,500 each)

    • This competition is for researchers who have never received a grant for more than $10,000. Your submission will be compared with those of your peers and not with those submitted by more experienced researchers who have already received large grants. These grants are not intended to be top-up funding for other funded projects. The project’s maximum budget cannot exceed $25,000.

The number and value of grants awarded each year will be determined by the funds available.

Recipients of the Janus Research Grants are required to provide a final report in the form of a written manuscript, journal article, or conference abstract.

The deadline for completing the project is December 31, 2020.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

To apply for this award please refer to the application guidelines.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET), February 1, 2018.

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Recognition of support:

These grants are supported by the FAFM, the CFPC, Associated Medical Services, and Scotiabank.

The Janus Research Training Grants are intended to build family medicine research capacity. They support family medicine researchers at the early stages of their research careers in participating in the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Grant Generating Project (GGP) Program.

Applicants for this training grant must be eligible to participate in the GGP, but have not yet started the program, which helps family medicine researchers gain the skills they need to develop and submit large-scale proposals for research funding successfully. Details about the GGP can be found at: www.napcrg.org/GGP/ProjectDescription.

The end result is the creation of a completed research proposal that is suitable for submission to a major funding body.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who have been in good standing for at least one year.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the GGP Program, but not have started the program..

Residents are not eligible.

Members are not eligible if they have received this grant in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Selection process:

The selection committee of the CFPC Section of Researchers will recommend the recipients of these grants to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally by email in June 2018.

Value:

Up to two Janus Research Training Grants are available each year at a value of up to $5,000 each.

The funding is intended to offset the costs associated with attending the GGP workshops.

The number of grants awarded each year will be determined by the funds available.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Deliverables:

A summary of expenditures related to attending GGP workshops is required.

A copy of a completed grant proposal must be submitted upon completion of the GGP Program.

The deadline for completion is December 31, 2019. 

Application process:

The application window opens on December 8, 2017.

Complete applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2018.

Applications must be submitted online.

To apply for this grant please refer to the application guidelines.

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Recognition of support:

These grants are supported by the FAFM, the CFPC, AMS, and Scotiabank.

 

The Research Grant for the Study of Communities Impacted by Health Disparities supports family medicine residents and physicians in conducting community-based research and producing rigorous evidence related to the health disparities prevalent in either remote/rural Canadian communities or underserved outer-city areas beyond the urban inner-city core.

Eligibility criteria:

The research should focus on communities that are currently underfunded in terms of scientific research. These can be either remote areas or outer-city areas, which, akin to their inner-city counterparts, are afflicted by the same socio-economic disadvantages and challenges in accessing high-quality health care; however, no real concerted efforts have been made to relieve the economic and social disparities these communities face as they have not yet been deemed critical areas of interest.

The research must be recognized as a valuable first step toward the development of strategies to reduce health disparities in the future. Preference will be given to applications that actively involve the community.

The primary investigator must be a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The project must have commenced between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Not eligible:

Medical student research projects or projects submitted on behalf of students are not eligible.

Members are not eligible if they have received this grant in the last three years.

Selection process: 

Applicants must plan to conduct relevant research and preference will be given to applications that actively involve the community.

All applicants will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

Value:

The recipient will receive $2,000 (50 per cent as initial funding and 50 per cent upon submission of the final deliverable).

The deadline for completing the project is December 31, 2020.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2018. 

Applications must be submitted online. 

The application window opens on December 8, 2017.

For application guidelines, please refer to this PDF. 

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This grant is supported by the FAFM and the CFPC.

The Scholarly Work in Family Medicine Education Grant supports academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in leading projects in medical education. This grant funds scholarly work with the intent of advancing family medicine education broadly. Projects that support CFPC educational initiatives will receive special consideration.

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The principal investigator is required to be a practising family physician.

The team may benefit from contributions from residents, medical students, and PhD scholars, but this is not a requirement.

The applicant must be involved in teaching, scholarship, or leadership activities related to family medicine education.

Members are eligible to receive this grant only once in a three-year span.

Value:

The total value of this grant is up to $5,000.

The grant does not cover the costs of lost income, time away from practice, or travel for presentations.

The deadline for the completion of the final report is December 31, 2019.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and will be considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

The application window opens on December 8, 2017.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2018.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Selection process:

The Section of Teachers will annually provide its recommendation for the recipient of the grant to the national Honours and Awards Committee. Applicants will be notified of the results in July 2018.

Recognition of support:          

Supported by the FAFM, the CFPC, AMS, and Scotiabank.