Early Career Visiting Scholars Program

The Glenn Regehr Global Networking and Visitor Fund was established from a generous donation from Dr. Glenn Regehr. The fund is designed to support networking initiatives between scholars from the global health professions education community and members of CHES. From this fund, CHES has developed the Early Career Visiting Scholars Program (ECVSP) to support early career scholars who wish to visit the centre, and to engage with CHES scientists and community in advancing their own program of health professions education scholarship. ECVSP visits are typically of a short-term duration, between one week to one month.

Individuals will be considered an early career scholar if they have been engaging in health professions education scholarship for less than five years. Priority will be given to individuals from regions of the world that are underrepresented in health professional education scholarship.

ECVSP funds may be used to reimburse both travel and living expenses (i.e. flight, accommodation, meals, ground transportation) to a maximum of $4,500 CAD per visit (limited to one visit per person). All expenses need to follow UBC financial guidelines for expenditure. It is expected that approved applicants will use funding within 12 months of the date of approval. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure all required visa documentation for entry to Canada is satisfied.

Unsuccessful applicants must reapply if they wish to be reconsidered in a future round.

Applications are now closed for the 2024 ECVSP cohort.

If you have any questions about the application process or the program, please reach out to CHES through ches.admin@ubc.ca.