Application form

The Maude Abbott Research Fund (MARF)* is a research grant which enhances the mandate of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada to promote the wellbeing of women and women physicians. The MARF provides financial support to female physician members who wish to complete research in women’s health, education, and promotion.

* MARF is a CRA approved Canadian charity founded by but legally independent from FMWC. Please consider donating today to this worthy endeavour and support women’s health research! You will receive a tax receipt.

Information regarding the application for the MARF grant:

  • All active members, resident and student members of FMWC may apply for a grant for clinical research, education and promotion of women’s health.
  • Topics for research, education and promotion of women’s health should be consistent with the goals and objectives of FMWC
  • Applications will be reviewed and grants ($1,000 to $2,000) will be awarded by the MARF committee. The number of grants will be subject to the availability of funds
  • Ethics approval will be the responsibility of the applicant. Funds will not be released until FMWC receives written confirmation of research ethics approval.

A copy of the nominee’s CV must also be submitted to National Office at [email protected].

Nominations are open until  January 26th, 2024 and are overseen by a separate committee. Self nomination is encouraged.


  • Research project

  • Example: education or promotion of women’s health, interview /survey questionnaire, chart review, database research- new or existing, quality assurance, drug study for approved indication
  • List potential venues for dissemination other than Annual meeting of the FMWC and FMWC newsletter
  • Nominee's CV

    *** Please submit a copy of the nominee's CV. You may upload it here or (after you submit this form) send it via email to the National office at [email protected].
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 12 MB.