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Academic Medical Organization of
Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO)
What is AMOSO?

AMOSO is the local Governing body for the London
Ontario Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC)
Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) contract

AMOSO is an unincorporated association with
representation from the Clinical Teachers
Association, London Health Sciences Centre, St.
Joseph’s Health Care London and Western
University

AMOSO is responsible for the implementation and
management of the AHSC AFP Agreement which
includes funding distribution
How Can AMOSO Help Me?
The AHSC AFP Provincial plan provides faculty-wide
alternate funding to compensate academic physicians
for both academic and clinical deliverables
 AMOSO distributes Clinical and Academic
funding to 16 AFP Practice Plans
 Each AFP Practice Plan has its own
governance structure
 All AFP Physicians are eligible to participate in
AMOSO Fund competitions
AMOSO AFP Physician Funding
Competitions
AMOSO supports two funding competitions for
AFP Participating Physicians:

Opportunities Fund competition which is
a local process held twice yearly

Innovation Fund competition which is
held annually as determined Provincially
AMOSO OPPORTUNITIES
FUND COMPETITION
AMOSO Opportunities Fund

Established by AMOSO to support teaching
and research projects by providing one time
startup funding to compensate newly
recruited AFP physicians or existing AFP
physicians for new academic roles

Call for Proposals is sent out twice yearly
with submission deadline dates of April (next
due date April 15, 2013)and September.
AMOSO Opportunities Fund

Projects can be 1-3 years in length

Projects must be endorsed by the AFP
Practice Plan Financial Management
Committee (FMC) before submission to
AMOSO
AMOSO Opportunities Fund

Funding is provided for the initial year with the
release of the remainder contingent on an
annual review process to ensure the project is
achieving its stated objectives

Compensation guidelines are applicable for
time not otherwise clinically remunerated:
Not to exceed $32,500 per annum for one day/week,
up to a maximum of $65,000 for two days/week
AMOSO Opportunities Fund

All submissions are adjudicated by the
Opportunities Fund Sub-Committee and a
score based on the CIHR Scoring System
determines the merit of each project

Recommended projects are considered by
the AMOSO Governing Committee for final
approval
AMOSO Opportunities Fund

Funding to date funding for projects has
totaled in excess of $8 million.

Many project leads have gone on to generate
further funding including CIHR funding.
AMOSO INNOVATION FUND
COMPETITION
AMOSO Innovation Fund

Established to support the development of new
and innovative practices in health care delivery
(both quality initiatives and research projects) and
to support leadership and the dissemination of
knowledge across the healthcare system

Call for Proposals are sent out annually with a
submission deadline date usually falling at the end
of October.
AMOSO Innovation Fund
Provides seed money:
 to support innovative projects
 to enable academic physicians to develop a
program sufficiently to qualify for additional
support
 to facilitate the translation of new strategies
into medical practice and to evaluate novel
strategies to transform health care delivery in
Ontario
AMOSO Innovation Fund

Projects can be up to 2 years in length .

Projects must be endorsed by the AFP Practice
Plan Financial Management Committee (FMC)
before submission to AMOSO
AMOSO Innovation Fund

Funding is provided for the initial year with the
release of the remainder contingent on an
annual review process to ensure the project is
achieving its stated objectives

Compensation guidelines are applicable for
time not otherwise clinically remunerated:
Not to exceed $32,500 per annum for one day/week,
up to a maximum of $65,000 for two days/week
AMOSO Innovation Fund

All submissions are adjudicated by the
Innovation Fund Sub-Committee and a score
based on the CIHR scoring system
determines the merit of each project.

Recommended projects are considered by
the AMOSO Governing Committee with final
approval by the Innovation Fund Provincial
Oversight Committee (IFPOC) by March
each year
AMOSO Innovation Fund


The 2011 – 2012 competition resulted in the
approval of $1.4M in Innovation funding. To
date over 6 million dollars has been
awarded.
For fiscal 2012 - 2013 there is same amount
available (1.4 M). A slate of projects
submitted Jan 2013 for Provincial approval
by the end of March.
Where Do I Find More Info?

Guidelines and application documents for both
funding competitions are available for download
on the Clinical Teacher’s Association (CTA)
website: http://www.ctauwo.ca/
Username: ctauwo
Password: clinician

Contact the AMOSO Office
AMOSO AFP Physician Funding
Competitions
QUESTIONS?

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