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Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Program Enhancement Award
The Program Enhancement Award, initiated in 2013, will enable family medicine programs to implement an enhancement at their institution while developing the leadership skills of family medicine faculty with a preference for the project leaders to be early in their academic careers. This award replaces the Faculty Enhancement Experience Award. Up to four awards are available per year, depending on the availability of funds.
The applicant program will design a project that enables a hands-on learning and leadership opportunity for a faculty member (project leader) around a specific program enhancement. A project consultant(s) from another institution will be identified. The project leader will receive skills/training related to the defined program enhancement such that they will be expected to serve as the leader of the implementation at their home institution.
This training experience may be conducted at the applicant program's institution (home) or at the consultant's institution (host). These enhancements may be in one of several possible areas enumerated under funding preferences. The host institution(s) may be any outside institution relevant to the project. Examples of qualified hosts are other departments or teaching programs in any specialty, other universities, foundation, or government agencies that are leaders in areas relevant to the program enhancement.
Project funds may be used to support travel expenses for the project leader and/or for a site visit by the project consultant. Funds may not be used for salary support.
The program must be a department of family medicine or one of its divisions or a family medicine residency program.
The faculty member designated as project leader must:
Be a current member of STFM.
Be a full-time faculty member at a family medicine department of family medicine residency program and employed in academic family medicine no more than 10 years.
Attend an STFM Annual Spring Conference (at their program's expense) within 2 years after receipt of this award. The project leader agrees to attend all designated Foundation functions at that meeting and may be asked to speak about their experience during the conference at the Foundation's annual reception and/or other venues.
The Program Director and the Project Leader agree to jointly submit two reports:
At 12 months a report on progress made toward implementing the program enhancement will be due. The report will describe the impact of the experience on the faculty, learners, and on the educational program, and will include any preliminary data. Either this report or the final report should also describe the recipients' (program and faculty) satisfaction with the experience.
At 2 years a final report on the implementation of the project, along with appropriate outcomes data will be submitted.
Preferences will be given to applications in which the designated project leader is early in their academic career and who are about to undertake or have recently accepted a new level of responsibility for leadership in 1) medical education, 2) family medicine residency education, 3) research programs, 4) clinical practice management, 5) implementing innovations in practice, 6) shaping strategic institutional policy, or 7) leading faculty development programs.
Stated objectives for the project.
The planned activities, including methods for demonstrating achievement of objectives.
Letter from project consultant and host institution stating cooperation and understanding of planned activities.
Confirmation that the project leader will be given ample protected time to lead the project.
Budget request (maximum $2,000) and explanation of intended use of funds. Any other sources of funding should be stated.
Statement about how applicant meets funding preference, if applicable.
The application must be submitted electronically to Kay Frank and must be received by August 31, 2013. Award recipients will be announced in mid-November.
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group Project Funds
The Foundation responded to the expressed needs of STFM members for funding for research and education by establishing the Group Project Fund in 2008. It was designed to reward the creative and collaborative proposals of STFM group members.
This fund encourages STFM Group members to collaboratively plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate findings from educationally related scholarly projects. The outcomes of the projects will benefit group members, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the discipline of family medicine.
Proposals that would conduct a survey must be coordinated with CERA (CAFM Education Research Alliance).
The Foundation's Trustees will allocate up to 50% of the net revenue from unrestricted and undesignated Annual Giving Campaign donations to the Group Project Fund. The program will be coordinated by the STFM Executive Committee.
Projects are funded for a maximum of 2 years, and funding is not renewable. Funds may be budgeted in the categories below. Indirect costs are not provided.
Required equipment (e.g., a laptop computer) and supplies (e.g., photocopying).
Travel (e.g., funds to present project outcomes at STFM meetings and/or attend project team meetings).
Personnel (e.g., to purchase a statistical consultant's time). Funds for faculty and/or staff release time must be contributed "in-kind" by departments/programs.
Production and technical support (eg, producing CDs or uploading information on FMDRL).
A project may be funded for 1 or 2 years at one of the two levels below:
Full Funding: A few proposals of exceptional quality and potential impact may be funded up to $10,000 total.
Seed Money: To support projects up to $5,000 total.
Proposals at either funding level must have matching in-kind contributions for personnel (e.g., faculty and/or staff), equipment, and/or supplies.
The project PI must submit a semi-annual and an annual written project report to the STFM Executive Director until the project is completed.
Funds will be disbursed as follows:
2-Year Award – ¼ upon award, ¼ upon receipt of each semi-annual report
1-Year Award – ½ upon award, ½ upon receipt of semi-annual report
The entity agreeing to receive and administer the grant funds must be listed in the grant proposal.Grant awards are disbursed as lump payments to no more than 2 entities per approved project. Those entities are responsible for distributing the funds in accordance with the proposal and for accounting reports. Grant funds may be disbursed by the STFM Foundation to for-profit or to not-for-profit entities. Examples of acceptable entities are institutional foundations, departments of family medicine, and family medicine clinics.
Any unspent dollars from the Project must be returned to the STFM Foundation.
Preparing and Submitting a Proposal
Any recognized, active STFM Group may submit a proposal for funding. Proposals must follow the format shown on the Application Form and received in the STFM office by December 1. Proposals must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STFM Executive Committee will fund selected proposals at one of the levels stated above. Proposals will be assessed using the Proposal Rating Form. Principal Investigators will be notified about the funding decision on February 15, and funds will be dispersed by March 1. The project period runs from March 1 – February 28. Principal investigators of funded proposals must submit a progress report to the STFM Executive Director on September 1 of the project period, and at six-month intervals until the final report due by March 20 in the year of completion.
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Career Development Award
The Career Development Award is granted to an orthopaedist interested in pursuing and developing an academic career. This award is for three years, up to $100,000/year and is limited to the institutions that are MTF Members.
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
125 May Street
Edison, NJ 08837
General information and questions may be directed to: Information@mtf.org
Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award
Fostering scholarship in radiology research
Application deadline: January 17, 2014
Since their inauguration in 1992, AUR GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. Already, they have helped dozens of academic radiologists through:
Strengthening the research interest of radiologist-investigators by broadening their opportunities for continuing scholarship
Fostering original clinical and health services research in technology assessment, health and economic outcome methods, and decision analysis
The GERRAF Award provides two-year fellowships of sufficient flexibility to meet current research training
programs and clinical faculty appointments.
The GERRAF Award is $70,000 (USD) for each of two years and is paid through the sponsoring institution (as specified on the application form), to be used primarily for salary support for the Fellow. Up to $10,000 of the
stipend each year may be used by the Fellow to secure assistance in executing the project. An additional $10,000
of the stipend can to be used for coursework in an MPH or other degree program approved by the GERRAF Board of Review over the two year fellowship. Otherwise, the entire amount is to be used exclusively for the fellow’s salary support. In return, the institution must make available not less than one-half of the Fellow’s time to pursue the approved research and educational program.
The total salary may be supplemented by funds from other sources to meet the current pay scale of the sponsoring
institution. The sponsoring institution is expected to develop plans for continuing the Fellow’s appointment and
research salary support beyond the award period.
The annual Fellowship term begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
An important component of this Fellowship is the commitment of the sponsoring department and institution to make available formal educational programs, research opportunities, and in-kind support for the further development of GERRAF Fellows.
(NOTE: GERRAF Awards are given to the institutions, not the individuals. As a fellowship stipend, this award may
not be used to fund institutional overhead [indirect] costs.)
If you are interested in a radiology research career and currently hold a junior faculty appointment in an academic radiology training institution in the U.S. or Canada, you may be eligible to apply for a GERRAF Award.
GERRAF Program Manager
Association of University Radiologists
Call for Applications: 2014 Association of Women Surgeons Foundation/Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fellowship
A one year grant of $25,000 will be awarded to a qualified and approved grant applicant in the following research topic areas:
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Cancer Related Research
• Surgical Education
• Surgical Innovation
• Applicants must be a non-tenure or tenure-track faculty member in a Department of Surgery.
• Junior faculty applicants are encouraged to have a mentor for the submitted research proposal.
• Must be a current AWS member in good standing.
Individuals with research support such as national extramural grants are eligible, provided the projects do not have scientific overlap. Applicants who do not have funding from other surgical societies will be given priority. Officers and members of the AWS Grants and Fellowship Committee are excluded from mentoring applicants.
Grant Submissions are due July 1, 2013
For more information, contact AWSF at
5204 Fairmount Avenue - Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 708-226-2725 - Fax: 630-493-0798
Email: INFO@WomenSurgeons.org or visit our Website at WomenSurgeons.org.
Call for Applications: Grass Foundation - American Neurological Association Award in Neuroscience
The Grass Foundation and the American Neurological Association (ANA) are now accepting nominations for The Grass Foundation – ANA Award in Neuroscience. This Award was established in 2007 to honor outstanding young investigators doing research in basic or clinical neuroscience. The Grass Foundation www.grassfoundation.org was established in 1955 by Albert and Ellen Grass to advance research and education in neuroscience, with a special focus on investigators early in their careers.
• physician-scientist neurology faculty members early in their careers (MD or MD/PhD)
• who are 5 years or less out of postgraduate or post fellowship training
• conducting research in neuroscience
The awardee will receive:
• $1,000 honorarium
• inclusion in the scientific program of the ANA’s Annual Meeting as either a poster or platform presenter
• gratis Annual Meeting registration
• up to $1,500 travel reimbursement
• a commemorative plaque
To submit a nomination, please send a letter of recommendation and the nominee’s CV and bibliography to email@example.com. Both self-nominations and nominations from second parties will be accepted.
All nomination materials must be submitted by February 15th of each year.
Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Please submit your application four weeks prior to the date the certificate is needed for graduation/presentation ceremonies.
SAEM is pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award. This award is made available to each medical school to select a senior medical student who has demonstrated excellence in the specialty of emergency medicine.
The student selected from each school will receive a:
• One year subscription to the SAEM monthly journal, Academic Emergency Medicine
• One year subscription to the SAEM Newsletter
• One year Resident/Medical Student membership in SAEM (July 1 - June 30)
• Certificate of Excellence in Emergency Medicine
Applicant: Each medical school is limited to one recipient each year.
Please complete the award application form with the name of the selected recipient four weeks prior to the date the certificate is needed for graduation/presentation ceremonies. Be sure to fill in the student's address and e-mail address on the form, so he or she may receive the subscriptions.
All nominations can be submitted electronically to Vicki Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 847-813-5450.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine/American College of Medical Toxicology Michael P. Spadafora Toxicology Scholarship
Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Dr. Michael P. Spadafora was an academic emergency physician and medical toxicologist who was a member of SAEM and the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and was dedicated to resident education. After his death in October 1999, memorial donations were directed to SAEM for the establishment of a scholarship fund to encourage emergency medicine residents to pursue Medical Toxicology fellowship training. One recipient will be chosen each year to attend a national toxicology conference.
The 2014 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting will be in the spring of 2014.
Duration of the award: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The award of $1,500 will provide funds for travel, meeting registration, meals, and lodging. Please note that ACMT has developed a similar scholarship program; contact ACMT for further information at email@example.com.
Request for Grant Proposals: Association for Surgical Education Foundation
The Foundation Board's annual Call for Proposals deadline is June 1 for grants to be approved at the October Board meeting. To be considered for full committee review, proposals must meet the proposal format guidelines and be submitted no later than June 1.
The Association for Surgical Education Foundation was established by the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) as a non-profit foundation in 1993. Its mission is to raise and disseminate funds to support innovative research and education projects and programs which will advance surgical education in North America. The Association and the ASE Foundation are separately-incorporated organizations.
Because of the importance of its unique mission, the ASE Foundation has experienced significant growth in the last five years. By securing operating, project and endowment support from the Association itself, several generous corporate partners, all past presidents of the Association, many surgery department chairs, and dozens of individual supporters, by 1998 the Foundation's assets and fund raising capabilities had grown to the point where the Foundation could make its own grants to deserving investigators. This strong financial base, combined with an especially generous three year grant from U.S. Surgical in 1999, allowed for the development of the Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training (CESERT).
CESERT and the Foundation's Board of Directors are located at the offices of the ASE at the Department of Surgery of Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.
Since October 1999, the Board of Directors of the ASE Foundation had made available grant funds of up to $100,000 per grant for research projects which addressed the ASE's and CESERT's primary areas of interest. Proposals may be submitted for one- to two-year research projects. The maximum amount to be awarded for any CESERT grant proposal will now be $25,000 regardless of length of study.
CESERT funds are intended to support excellence and innovation in surgical education research.The Foundation's Board of Directors has outlined grant-making priorities that would most effectively advance the mission of the ASE and its Foundation. CESERT funding will be allocated to those priorities. Given the diversity of the surgical profession and its many specialties, grant categories are necessarily broad.
1. Innovations in Surgical Education that Improve Patient Care Research projects that aim to develop and test content methods that yield improvements in patient care in surgery.
2. Innovations in Performance Evaluation and Assessment
Research projects that aim to develop and validate new methods of performance assessment across competency domains required for quality patient care.
3. Innovations in Student Programs
Research projects that aim to develop and improve surgical education programs for medical students.
4. Innovations in Resident and Faculty Development
Research projects that aim to develop and enhance professional development, retention, and reward of faculty and residents who teach and mentor learners in surgery.
5. Innovations in Educational Administration
Research projects that aim to develop and test new methods, resources and programs for improving performance and accountability relevant to the administration of surgical education.
Research studies could include teaching techniques, performance evaluation methods, instructional and curriculum design, and educational program design. A proposal requesting support for development of new educational programs (including new methods and/or materials) will only be considered if it meets EACH of the following criteria:
a) the proposal is theory-based;
b) it includes a research component;
c) it includes a plan for evaluation of program efficacy.
The Foundation is promoting the availability of these grant awards to active ASE members OR to members of other national surgical associations. However, members of the ASE will be given priority consideration in the Board's decision making process. If a non-ASE member wishes to apply for a grant, the non-member investigators must work in collaboration with, or have their project endorsed by, an ASE member.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
Investigators are encouraged to submit succinct proposals outlining their project's goals, costs, personnel, and applicability to other surgical education programs throughout North America. The applicant institution's plan and ability to implement the results of their project or program will be important considerations for the Grants Review Committee. This proposed plan should include elementary dissemination of information and findings via professional journals and presentation at local and national meetings.
The Foundation utilizes a variety of opportunities to publicize the results of its grant-making, it is expected that authors of funded proposals will give credit in all subsequent publications and presentations to the ASE Foundation for the support provided to underwrite their work.
Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award
Call for Application deadline is August 1, 2013.
Maximum award amount: $180,000
Eligible Applicants: Educators
For more information about this award, please contact the Rheumatology Research Foundation office by e-mail or by phone at (404) 633-3777.