IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Funding - Summer studentship in health professions education

Students may be awarded funding for projects lasting 2-4 summer months, with a stipend of $1,500/month.  Typically, projects are provided with two months of funding.  PIs requesting 3-4 months of funding for a project must include a budget justification supporting the request for additional funding and provide assurance that the student will be available to work full-time on the project and received supervision for the allotted time.

Participating FoMD students and faculty members would be required to participate in a summer health professions educational research course. The course will consist of content on the responsible conduct of research as well as research methods. All participants will be required to complete the U of A Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Social Behavioral Education Research course on the ethics of human subjects research (

During the duration of the project, the study team will develop the following relative to the project goals:

  • Research or evaluation questions
  • Literature review
  • Data analysis plan
  • Ethics proposal to summarize the project
  • Summary report (develop writing skills)
  • Poster presentation