Funding Opportunity

The Office of Professional and Education Development (OPED) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Medical Education Research Fund (MERF) for Scholarly Projects in Medical Education.

Medical education research aims to advance the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of medical students and educators by evaluating, understanding and innovating educational practice. It includes a broad range of didactical frameworks, theories, and research methodologies. The field characterizes itself with a close collaboration among medical educators, educationalists, behavioral scientists and technicians. Research programs in the field typically focus on addressing contemporary issues and questions in medical education, and on designing, evaluating, and supporting curricular innovations.


Please check back for the 2024 call for proposals.

Available Funding

The Dean, Faculty of Medicine, has contributed $30,000 to support this initiative. Funding up to a maximum of $10,000 per project is available.


  • Projects must be led by a principal investigator who holds a faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University.
  • Staff members, MD program students, postgraduate trainees and graduate students may apply as a collaborator with a faculty member.

Awarding of Funding

The MERF Review Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Dean of Medicine.