The Canadian Podiatric Education Foundation Grants
Research grants are awarded with the maximum amount of funding of $2,000 grants. The CPEF may provide one or more grants each year to selected Applicants for student research projects. The award recipients will be chosen by the CPEF. No single grant award will exceed $2000.
Grants are paid in two equal installments: one in advance, the other upon completion of the research program requirements. Unutilized funds are to be returned to Canadian Podiatric Education Foundation.
Eligible Research Projects
The CPEF Research Grant Program is designed specifically to aid Canadian researchers or research being done in Canada to investigate podiatric medical problems. Research projects that will be considered are: biomedical, health services and other projects related to podiatric medicine that are designed to increase understanding of the processes underlying the functions, pathology and care of the lower extremity, and acquisition of new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disabilities and diseases of the lower extremities.
This research is expected to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge and/or professional literature pertaining particularly to Canada.
A discussion of the aims and relevance of the proposed research project must be attached to this application in sufficient detail for evaluation by the Canadian Podiatric Education Foundation.
The CPEF Research Grant Program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent resident who are in:
- Podiatric Medical School
- Post doctoral Podiatric Programs or Residencies
Applicants must be
- In good standing in their podiatric medical education program
- Are required to have a Research Advisor.
The Research Advisor will be solely responsible for all financial concerns related to the CPEF Grant. The Research Advisor will receive the grant from the CPEF and will be responsible should the terms of the grant not be fulfilled.
The following application components are required:
- research abstract
- project description
- budget data and justification
- letter of recommendation from the Research Advisor
- CV from every member of the investigation team
- Application form
In addition, all applications related to research on human subjects must have institutional approval by the PI's college of podiatric medicine in compliance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services before funding is dispersed.
2. Budget Proposal
Each applicant must complete all components of the application including budgetary data and cost justification. The review panel should clearly understand how the applicant has constructed the proposed costs and how they are relevant to the study.
3. Accountability and Reporting
- Grant recipients must complete a summary statement for the CPEF regarding the outcome of the funded project. The summary statement must include a detailed accounting of the funds allocated and a complete description of the projectís findings.
- CPEF requires the Principal Investigator to submit this summary statement no later than 60 days after the termination of the project. In the event that the project has not been completed after one year, the Principal Investigator must submit a written statement of project progression with an indication of when the project will terminate.
- Grants are paid directly to the Research Advisor (two equal installments; one in advance and the other upon completion of the research program requirements) designated in the application and are to be used only for the project for which the application was made.
- Unutilized funds are to be returned to CPEF by July 1, 2018.
- Any publication or additional presentation of CPEF funded research requires an acknowledgment to that effect.