CSHP Foundation: Accepting Applications for Education Grants 2017

By: Chris Doody


Announcing the Availability of Education Grants in 2017!


The CSHP Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Education Grant Competition. The Foundation believes that shared knowledge is a powerful practice tool. As an organization, we believe dynamic opportunities for peer education are critical to continued, positive change in both our profession and the lives of our patients.


Eligible education proposals will reflect CSHP members’ innovative approaches to identifying or developing opportunities for professional education, dialogue and knowledge transfer for pharmacists. The ultimate goal of each program will be to advance pharmacy practice and patient care in hospitals and other collaborative healthcare settings.


A total of $20,000 is allotted to fund education grants in 2017. The following grant types are eligible:

  • Short Sabbaticals or Traineeships for Pharmacists: educational programs designed to expand knowledge and develop skills which will enhance patient care.
  • Thematic Conferences Development: organization of a targeted group which will focus on issues in pharmacy practice and/or education.
  • Educational Programs or Materials Development for Pharmacists: development of resources for pharmacists with a focus on optimizing pharmacotherapy.

In 2017 the Foundation would like to highlight short sabbaticals as educational opportunities for CSHP members, and will fund a minimum of 1 sabbatical that meets the established evaluation criteria.


Please note, the following types of initiatives are not eligible for educational grants: conference attendance and related travel, residency or fellowship programs, enrolment in accredited academic degree programs, and research projects.


The average value of individual education grants awarded over the last four years has been $6,250.  For information about recent education projects awarded grants, please see the Education Grant Recipients page on the Foundation's website.


Education Grant Applicant Criteria

The principal applicant must be a CSHP Member, Member-in-Training, or Student Supporter and have been a CSHP member for at least 12 months at the time of the grant application.  Only one grant application may be submitted each year, and the principal applicant may only be awarded a grant every two years.  Full details on the education grant program and the application process are available on the Foundation website at www.cshpfoundation.ca


NOTE:  A new online grant submission process for this 2017 grant offering is now available at https://cshpfoundationgrants.msubmit.net. Please register at this site and submit all of your application documents in PDF format. If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact Janet Lett at jlett@cshp.ca.


The deadline for submissions is October 13, 2017.