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Each year, pilot funding for faculty member’s projects is available from the department. These funds are intended to help further develop research capacity and help faculty develop projects related to primary health care or palliative care. These one-year grants are designed to support the development of future research projects that are larger in scale. The projects should be designed to produce findings that can be used to support the development and submission of future research projects, which will be externally funded.

2019-2020 Call for Applications

General stream

There will be nine grants for research in primary care, including one for medical education. There are two sources of funding based on faculty affiliation. For faculty with a primary academic affiliation to DFM at McMaster University who are members of Family Medicine Associates (FMA), there are five grants available. For faculty with primary academic affiliation to DFM at McMaster University, who are not FMA members (i.e. community physician or faculty researcher), there are four grants available.

New for 2019-2020 — Palliative care stream

The Division of Palliative Care (DPC) will have three grants available for research in palliative care. The project must have at least two DPC faculty members as investigators. The principal investigator must hold an academic appointment in the DPC and be a member of Family Medicine Associates.

Documents and Information

General Stream

Palliative Care Stream

Past Funding


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