Clinical Practitioner Mini-Sabbatical Grant
The clinical practitioner/scientist mini-sabbatical grant provides support for a
clinical pharmacist/scientist to spend time at a host institution under the
supervision of or in collaboration with a preceptor/mentor of a chosen
therapeutic area and/or research expertise. The mini-sabbatical may be
clinical or research focused, such that the clinical practitioner/scientist
will have the opportunity to expand his/her clinical or research knowledge
and/or skills in a particular therapeutic area. Grant funding may be
provided up to a total of $2,500/grant, based upon a proposed budget.
Address all correspondence to:
Charmaine Cooke BSc(Pharm), MSc candidate
Research Associate, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University
5968 College Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5
Work: (902) 494-1340
should be typed or printed with no greater than 12 characters per inch (cpi)
and should consist of the original plus three complete copies. Applicants may
also submit the application via email. Not more than one application may be
submitted per applicant for the same grant each year.
mini-sabbatical grant program is designed to enable highly motivated CCCP
members to seek advanced clinical practice or research training under the
supervision of or in collaboration with a preceptor/mentor and expert in the
therapeutic field chosen by the applicant. This program is meant to
support the individual for a visit at an institution of choice, but does not
cover honorariums. The applicant must demonstrate a high level of
motivation and should either seek to further his/her current clinical/research
knowledge and skills to a more advanced level or to implement a new
clinical/research area in his/her institution. The chosen
preceptor/mentor is expected to have proven to be an expert and leader in the
therapeutic area chosen by the applicant. By signing the grant , both preceptor
and applicant consent to devoting the chosen time frame toward achieving the
objectives outlined in the proposal.
The CCCP Clinical
Practitioner/Scientist Mini-Sabbatical Grant is dedicated to applicants seeking
advanced training in any therapeutic area and will be available for two
applicants per year.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Grants are made to the applicants deemed best qualified on the evidence
submitted. Decisions will be based on the rationale and justification for the
mini-sabbatical; including, capacity of the applicant to utilize the learning
and the potential impact of the visit to their current practice.
submitted to CCCP will be the subject of review by a panel of 3 CCCP members
headed by the CCCP Past-President. CCCP requires that such reviews be
carried out under conditions of confidentiality but cannot be held responsible
for any breach of those conditions.
Grants are provided on the understanding that the candidate and the preceptor
agree to accept these general terms and conditions as well as the specific
terms and conditions of each grant.
All offers must be
accepted within 1 month and implemented within 12 months of the offer.
CCCP reserves the right to reject applications and to declare them
ineligible. The decision of CCCP is final.
The original plus 3 complete copies of an application must reach CCCP on or
before the deadline of December 1st of each calendar year. Applicants may
also submit the application via email and fax the signed application.
Applications that are incomplete or received after these deadlines will not be
considered for the grant by the review panel. Letters of support are
required from the applicant’s employer/supervisor (if applicable) and from the
mentor/preceptor that the applicant intends to work with.
The recipient of the grant will be required to present the results of their
mini-sabbatical experience as an oral platform presentation at the CCCP Annual
General Meeting. Complimentary registration to the CCCP meeting will be
provided for the successful applicant.
The applicant must be a current member of CCCP and have been a member for at
least two consecutive years.
Initiation of Grants
Grants are to be received on or before December 1st and the successful
candidate(s) notified by February 1st. The candidate must
acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the offer in writing to CCCP. The
candidate must take up the offer within 12 months from the date of offer and
failure to do so may result in its cancellation.
The grant will
be implemented following receipt of confirmation of the date of commencement of
the mini-sabbatical. Confirmation must also be provided by the
preceptor/mentor. Upon receipt of the confirmation, CCCP will implement
the award by issuing a formal Notification of Grant to the awardee.
official Notification of Grant to the awardee will be accompanied by a cheque
of $2,500.00. This stipend is meant to cover travel expenses
for a visit at the receiving institution. The award does not cover honorariums.
Conditions of Award
grantee must complete and submit a short final report within 1 month upon
termination of the mini-sabbatical.
grantee is expected to share his/her clinical or research findings with CCCP
members at the annual meeting.
grantee and mentor must notify CCCP immediately, should the fellow terminate
the grant prior to its normal completion.