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Call for Nominations: Isaac Hays, MD and John Bell, MD Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism
This award was established by the Board of Trustees and the AMA Foundation in 1997 to promote and underscore the AMA's continuing dedication to the principles of medical ethics and the highest standards of medical practice.
The ideal candidate for the award would:
1. Be active in organized medicine.
2. Be dedicated to the principles of medical ethics and the highest standards of medical practice.
3. Have made an outstanding contribution through active service in medical ethics activities, e.g., (1) by serving on an ethics committee or commission, or (2) by improving the profession's effectiveness in upholding its ethical standards through advocacy of policies, provision or organization of services, and/or by scholarship (writings) that demonstrate effective leadership in ethics.
4. Not be a current or recent member of the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
5. Have distinguished himself or herself as a leader in ethics to merit nomination by a peer.
The award is named for co-writers of the original Code of Ethics for the American Medical Association. The AMA Foundation Board of Directors selects the award recipient. The award consists of an appropriate plaque and a monetary award of $2,500 and is presented at the Interim Meeting.
AMA Awards Program Instructions
Nominations for 2014 Awards
• Candidates may be nominated for more than one award.
• Nominations for awards should be presented on an official awards nomination form, and emailed to the AMA Office of House of Delegates Affairs at the address below. You will need to download the form and submit the completed form as an email attachment.
• All pertinent information must be provided within the space provided on the form. Please complete multiple forms for multiple nominations.
• The sponsor's statement and endorsement statements, if any, should be of not less than 50, nor more than 250 words. Statements of endorsement are not required.
• Please include the candidates' curriculum vitae with the nomination forms in the e-mail submittal.
• Please email nominations by February 24, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please contact:
Call for Applications: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas
The Greenwall Foundation will fund a bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas to support research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, or public policy. We hope these grants will have a real-world, practical impact. These grants will be of modest size and short duration; one-year grants of up to $60,000 that do not involve primary data collection will receive priority. Additionally, in this funding cycle we will also consider larger bioethics projects that collect primary empirical data.
Four types of bioethics grants will be funded:
1. Mentored research projects. Awards to a senior bioethics researcher to carry out a mentored bioethics research project with a post-doctoral fellow or junior faculty member. The close mentoring will help ensure that the project is completed within a year. The Foundation will provide salary support for the effort of the mentor on the project. Projects where the mentee already has salary support will receive priority. Proposals in which the mentee has other responsibilities that compete with carrying out such a research project, like courses for a degree program and clinical responsibilities by resident physicians or fellows, will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. For projects that involve secondary analysis of existing data sets, the team must include expertise in the obtaining, merging, and analysis of such datasets. For mentored projects, primary data collection will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Proposals to collect pilot or preliminary data for a larger project will not be considered.
2. Senior collaboration projects. Grants to allow innovative biomedical or clinical researchers or leaders of health care organizations or government agencies to partner with an established bioethics scholar to carry out research on the intersection of their primary work with bioethics. For example, a leading researcher in an innovative biomedical field could bring deep knowledge of that field to help analyze important unresolved bioethics problems in it. As another example, a physician-leader in a safety-net hospital or a public health agency could analyze ethical problems she or he had encountered and struggled with. Both collaborating senior scholars are eligible for salary support.
3. Analyzing the normative implications of empirical research you are conducting with other funding (new). Some researchers are able to obtain funding from other sponsors to carry out empirical research on a bioethics dilemma or issue, but lack protected time to write about the conceptual or normative implications of the findings of this empirical research. We will fund investigators to write conceptual or normative analyses, providing that the empirical study is well-designed and the findings interesting. These grants may have only one investigator.
4. Empirical bioethics research involving primary data collection (new). We will consider projects that involve the collection of primary data, are tightly linked to an active real-world bioethics problem or policy dilemma, and likely to contribute to its resolution. The research team must demonstrate the ability to carry out such projects within the proposed time frame. Methodology should be rigorous, with attention to response rates, representativeness of the sample, and bias in survey questions. Projects will receive priority if they show contained costs, for example by adding questions to already-funded survey projects or using research trainees whose salary is supported from other sources (provided that trainees do not have conflicting classwork or clinical responsibilities). Proposals to collect pilot or preliminary data for a larger project will not be considered. Partial salary support may be requested for staff to manage the budget/finances for very complex projects.
We expect grantees to disseminate their research through practical articles in one or more peer-reviewed journals that reach the appropriate audience for the topic studied, through presentations in relevant national and international professional meetings, and in other ways that will increase real-world impact.
Examples of the kinds of real-life bioethics problems grantees might address include:
Dilemmas raised by innovative biomedical research and new communication technologies.
Dilemmas from major changes in the delivery of U.S. health care resulting from the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Acts and private initiatives.
Dilemmas that are particularly salient -- and particularly ripe for analysis -- in certain cultural and ethnic communities, although they also involve people across the population.
In evaluating proposals the Foundation will consider:
The real-world importance of the bioethics problem to be studied and the likelihood the project will have a constructive real-world impact.
The innovative nature of the project's approach.
The professional background of the proposed investigators, and their close, working familiarity with the practical bioethics problems to be addressed.
The previous success of the principal investigator in carrying out similar projects (mentoring, collaboration, normative implication of empirical research, or primary data collection).
The success of the investigators publishing practical bioethics articles, similar to what is proposed, in top-tier journals with a broad audience.
The reasonableness of the budget. All things being equal, projects with smaller budgets will receive priority.
While we will give strong preference to proposals that meet these criteria, we will also consider exceptional proposals that meet our strategic goal of supporting bioethics research that will have a real-world impact. More than one applicant may apply from each institution.
Projects with the following characteristics will not be funded:
Projects that implement or make incremental improvements in established approaches to bioethics problems, build institutional infrastructure, or provide bioethics education, training or course work.
Projects that simply describe or analyze bioethics issues or provide a conceptual framework, without making practical recommendations for resolving the issues. However, projects that present normative recommendations that are based on previous empirical research are encouraged.
Proposals to gather pilot or preliminary data for a larger project.
Projects whose main goal is to convene or enhance a meeting.
Projects to support or extend ongoing or core activities of an organization.
Applications from unaffiliated individuals and from institutions outside the U.S. The Greenwall Foundation awards grants only to tax-exempt institutions in the U.S.
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 5:00pm ET – Deadline for email inquiry. We encourage applicants with projects already in development to submit their inquiries before the deadline.
Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com with the subject “Primary investigator’s last name, first name, title of proposal, either ‘Mentored’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Normative’, or ‘Empirical’ Making a Difference LOI”. Please send a 400-600 word e-mail of inquiry including:
Type of project: senior collaboration, mentored project, normative implications, or primary data collection
A one sentence summary of the project for a lay audience
The bioethics problem to be addressed
The specific aims of the project
The nature of peer-reviewed publication(s) from the project and how the journal audience includes key individuals who can change practice or policy regarding the problem.
How the proposed project is innovative and goes beyond the current work on the problem, particularly in its potential to have a real-world impact
Names of the proposed research team. Please attach copies of CV's (no more than 3 pages each, highlighting publications relevant to the this application) of the two main investigators (or mentee and mentor).
The amount and duration of funding requested.
Selected applicants will be encouraged to submit a full application. Some applicants will receive feedback on issues to be specifically addressed or clarified.
Monday, February 17, 2014 at 5:00pm ET– Deadline for full applications, by invitation only.
Association of University Radiologists Research & Education Foundation Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Grant
To improve patient care, to improve patient safety, and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice, by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.
Nature of Projects
Applications that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include, but are not limited to the following:
Research of ethical dilemmas faced by academic radiologists or radiology physicians-in-training and the methods by which the dilemmas are addressed;
Educational program to teach ethics and professionalism to practicing radiologists, to radiology physicians-in-training, or to allied members of the academic radiology community.
In this program, up to $50,000 (USD) in aggregate may be awarded in a single year. This aggregate award may be to one or more individual applications.
The maximum individual award may not exceed $50,000 for a one year project.
The awards may be used for salary support and/or other project costs. Through this grant program, the AUR Research & Education Foundation does not pay institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, or tuition.
Unexpended funds must be returned to the Foundation.
Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grants begin in July. Grant payments will be made to the organizations of the grantees in semi-annual installments.
Deadline for Application
All applications must be created and submitted electronically as a MS Word or PDF file to the AUR R&E Foundation by January 10. If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day. Applications that are not complete, do not comply with the instructions, or do not have properly executed signatures, will not be reviewed.
Any member of the AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator. It is not necessary for all members of the research or development team to be AUR members. Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.
Selection Criteria/Review Process
A study section consisting of physicians and scientists will review the application for merit and suitability. Final decisions will be subject to the approval of the AUR R & E Foundation Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by e-mail no later than May 15.
Stephanie Taylor, Account Executive
AUR R&E Foundation
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