Launching: International Development, Aid and Collaboration

Andrew Padmos
October 2, 2019 | Author: Dr. Andrew Padmos

The Royal College has been working internationally since 2009. Since expanding our global footprint, our awareness of the many needs in specialty medical education has also grown. Now that our cost-recovery consulting work has matured, we have the funds and the capacity to apply what we have learned to international development work with partners in low- and middle-income countries.

The International Development, Aid and Collaboration (IDAC) program is a non-revenue generating model to share Royal College product and service offerings at no cost, and to extend Fellows’ expertise to settings around the world. IDAC supports activities in health profession education and capacity improvement, with the aim to affect change at the system-level (e.g. faculty development, simulation, training standards, etc.)

Many of our Fellows already contribute to this kind of work in countries where a small boost in funding has an immediate and amplified impact. Through IDAC, we want to sustain their efforts.

Apply for funding from our IDAC program

The IDAC program will consider applications from Fellows who

  • are involved in development work that is aligned with the mandate and mission of the Royal College and Royal College International, and
  • have established and credible partners in the host country, and ideally one or more partners in Canada (e.g. registered charities, faculties of medicine, national specialty societies, etc.)

I encourage you to take a look at the full criteria. Applicants must complete and submit a Project Application Web Form by November 30, 2019.

Download the full Program Guideline for IDAC [PDF].

The IDAC program marks the fulfillment of a promise we made when we launched our international collaboration work, which was that we would use some of the surplus funds to help those in need. This program also creates new opportunities for Fellows to share their expertise worldwide and to extend the global reputation of our Royal College Fellowship.

Please share this news with your networks and all those who may qualify for support through IDAC.




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Avatar Samuel Law | February 9, 2020
Hello Royal College, I came to this news a little late. I am wondering if this program is renewed for 2020? I am working on a psychiatric development project with colleagues in Ethiopia. Thank you, Samuel Law MDCM FRCPC
Royal College - College royal Communications Royal College - College royal Communications | February 10, 2020
Hi Dr. Law, thank you for your interest. The next call for funding will open in fall 2020.
Avatar Huw Rees | November 29, 2019
Hi On November 25th, I submitted a Project Application Web Form for a global fellowship program at the University of Saskatchewan. I would like to confirm that this application was received. Is it possible to confirm this please? Thanks very much. Huw
Avatar | December 19, 2019
Hi Dr. Rees, we can confirm that your application was received. – Royal College Communications
Avatar Najoua Miladi | October 26, 2019
I transférées this coopérative opportunité to the official responsables in Tunisien Ministry of Health and universities