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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.
Call for Nominations: Association of Women Surgeons 2013 Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award
Deadline: July 15, 2013
The mission of the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award is to recognize surgical trainees who demonstrate potential as future leaders in surgery.
• The recipient of the AWS Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award must be a surgical trainee who is in primary residence training in either general surgery or a surgical specialty at the time of nomination.
• Candidates should demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities, have excellent technical and patient management skills, interact well with other health professionals and serve as role models for junior residents and medical students.
• The recipient of this Award will receive:
o Complimentary attendance at the AWS Fall Conference held Sunday, October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the ACS Clinical Congress.
o A complimentary dinner ticket to the AWS Awards Dinner on Monday, October 7th in Washington, DC.
o An Award Certificate recognizing the winner’s accomplishments presented at the Awards Dinner.
o Reimbursement for travel and lodging up to $1,000 (Travel and lodging expenses may be used to attend both the AWS events and the ACS Clinical Congress events.)
o One year complimentary AWS membership.
• Only one nomination may be submitted from each accredited surgical residency program.
• The nomination must come from the Program Director or Department Chair.
Association of Women Surgeons
5204 Fairmount Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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 Candidates: Association of Women Surgeons Foundation Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Program
Deadline: June 10, 2013
The Association of Women Surgeons and the AWS Foundation are pleased to announce that beginning in 2013 a new Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professorship will be awarded in recognition of Kim (1956-2012), who served in the AWS Leadership from 1997 – 2002 and as AWS President in 2000/2001.
Kim provided outstanding leadership to this organization and was an inspiration to all who had the privilege to work with her. The Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professorship recognizes outstanding leadership in our profession and provides an opportunity for networking and mentorship. Kim demonstrated excellence in these areas and it is fitting that the program is named in her honor.
The Visiting Professor Program provides a wonderful opportunity for both a distinguished woman surgeon and surgical educator and an academic medical center to interact in a positive and professional manner.
Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professors have an opportunity to share professional and personal experiences with Department Chairs, Faculty, Residents and Students through grand rounds, walk rounds, lectures and research presentations and other arranged opportunities.
Medical Centers provide the platform for the experience by hosting the Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor at a Breakfast, luncheon, and/or dinner meetings and arranging for clinical experiences.
Visiting Professor (VP) Responsibilities:
• Applicants must be an AWS member in good standing.
• A VP must be able to coordinate with the institution to determine the appropriate time for the visit. Visits usually include lectures, discussion groups, patient evaluation, patient rounds and possibly operative procedures and take place over two days.
• A VP must be willing to interact with local women surgical faculty, residents and medical students.
• A VP must be able to share information about AWS and the AWS Foundation at appropriate opportunities – requesting copies of the 2013 AWS Pocket Mentor and Membership Applications, which could be shipped directly to your selected medical institution.
• A VP must make her own travel and accommodation reservations – institutions can provide recommendations.
• A VP should work with the selected institution to make all the arrangements – finalize the dates, times, schedule, accommodations, meals, etc.
• A VP must submit an expense form with appropriate back-up receipts to the AWS Foundation within 30 days after the visit.
• A VP must submit a report summarizing the visit within 30 days as well. Please include information about your experience and your thoughts on the process and the overall program.
• The Host Department of Surgery will sponsor the program and provide a schedule for the two-day visit.
• Provide opportunities for interaction between the Visiting Professor and local women surgical faculty, residents, and students. (Options include: reception, breakfast, luncheon, grand rounds and surgery.)
• Arrange the specific details of the visit directly with the Visiting Professor.
• Arrange for appropriate privileges and legalities if operative procedures involving the Visiting Professor are planned.
• Submit a final report summarizing your experience with this program within 30 days of hosting the Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor – submit to the AWS Office.
AWS Foundation Responsibilities:
• Selection of the Visiting Professor and the Host-Site Institution.
• Provide reimbursement for travel (one round-trip coach airfare with a minimum of a 21-day advance purchase), accommodations and a $500 honorarium.
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 email@example.com or faxed to 847-813-5450.
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.
Call for Applications: Helping Hands Grant Program
The Helping Hands Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.
The program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on underserved populations; raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and build an interest amongst medical students in psychiatry and working in underserved communities. The program is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
We are now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 grant year!
Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2013.
Be sure to follow the Application Instructions and submit one original and four copies of a completed application packet. Incomplete applications, or applications submitted via fax or e-mail, will not be reviewed. Please contact Lindsey McClenathan via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the application.
Upon selection, in July, the primary medical student author will be notified by mail and will include a contract to be signed and returned. If APF does not hear back from you within four weeks, your grant fund may be forfeited. Grant checks will be mailed upon receipt of the signed contract.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Education Research Grant
Deadline: August 1, 2013
All applications must be submitted electronically to email@example.com, including letters of recommendation. All applications must be received on the due date by 5pm Central Standard Time (6pm EST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST). If electronic signatures are not available please submit the application and letters of recommendation electronically without signatures. Applications must be in a single file (PDF format only) and attached to an email. The subject line of the email should indicate the grant for which the applicant is applying.
Purpose of the Award
The SAEM Education Research Grant strives to foster education research in emergency medicine at faculty, fellow, resident and medical student level learners. The mission of the grant is to provide support for a medical education research project. The education research project should be novel but also generalizable to educators within SAEM. The project outcome should be measurable, reproducible, and able to be disseminated to the SAEM membership. Whenever possible, the outcome should be clinically relevant or compared to a gold standard educational measurement. Both qualitative and quantitative projects are encouraged.
We specifically encourage innovative projects involving the practice of emergency medicine that:
assess competency at any level of medical education (UME, GME, CME), including Milestones
assess cognitive processes, such as diagnostic reasoning
evaluate instructional methods
evaluate outcomes of educational programs, including faculty development programs
study the education workforce and career satisfaction
study novel job description models for education scholar
evaluate inter-professional educational programs
explore use of technology for teaching knowledge, skills, or cognitive processes
study educational formats best suited to specific types of EM knowledge acquisition
provide evidence for best practices in simulation training
Special consideration will be given to applicants with a clearly articulated long-term plan for a career in EM education research and to those projects that may lead to grant-funded educational research.
The Applicant (Project PI)
The applicant must be a member of SAEM at the time of application and during the award period.
The applicant must be one of the following:
1) Be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, or Pediatric Emergency Medicine practicing in an emergency care setting.
2) Be a PhD researcher with an academic position in a Department/Division of Emergency Medicine
Previous Education Research award recipients are not eligible for a second award.
The institution must provide adequate administrative and clerical support for the project, including, but not limited to, office space, administrative support, and information systems. Ideally, there should be an accredited emergency medicine residency program at the host institution. The institution must demonstrate the availability of faculty, resident and /or medical student teaching opportunities for the project. The applicant may work clinically at another institution than the institution at which the project will be conducted.
The Financial Award
The Education Research Grant will provide a total of up to $10,000 (unless there is such a rare circumstance that no funds are available). Detailed budgets will be required. Funds may be used for salary or direct costs related to the project. Travel will not be supported. No additional costs will be supported by SAEM; these costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Failure to meet the award guidelines or inability of the candidate to complete the term of the award shall result in the return of residual funds to SAEM. For projects requiring IRB approval, funds will not be dispersed until IRB approval is successfully obtained. Demonstration of IRB submission should be included in the grant submission (with the letters of support section).
Duration of the Award
The award is for one year (July 1 through June 30).
Grant Review Process
The SAEM Grants Committee is responsible for the review of all applications, and will make recommendations to the SAEM Board of Directors regarding recipients. A scoring system considering the qualifications of the applicant, the research proposal, and the institution will be assessed with the goal of funding applicants with the highest likelihood of successfully completing an innovative, impactful education research project. An education research grant will be awarded only if a project suitable and worthy of the award is submitted during that award year.
A progress report is due at 5 months (December 1) from the start of the grant period. A final report will be due at 11 months (June 1) and final financial report at the close of the grant. Report templates can be downloaded at www.saem.org.
At the end of the grant year, the applicant is expected to present their work to SAEM with a submission of a project portfolio outlining the final education research project. Submission of an Innovations presentation (formerly IEME - Innovations in Emergency Medical Education), research abstract, publication, or educational project is expected.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation
2340 S. River Road, Suite 208
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation Education Fellowship Grant
The Education Fellowship Grant strives to foster teaching, education, and educational research in emergency medicine at faculty, fellow, resident and medical student level learners. The mission of the grant is to develop the academic potential of the selected fellow by providing support for a dedicated two-year training period that includes an advanced degree in education. Potential for, and experience with, educational leadership and teaching skills will be important when evaluating applications. Leadership will include, but will not be limited to, involvement with residency programs, medical student clerkships, and medical school courses. The applicant should describe a novel educational project that will be generalizable to educators within SAEM. The project outcome should be measurable, reproducible, and able to be disseminated to the SAEM membership.
Selection of the Education Fellow will weigh equally the fellow applicant, the proposed educational project, and the environment and opportunities at the institution that will host the fellow. One fellow per 2 year period may be selected from the applicant pool. The selected fellow must choose his/her 2 year ‘teacher training’ program (such as a Master’s in Medical Education, Simulation training fellowship or equivalent) and fellowship site prior to applying for the grant and must describe those items in the application.
The Education Fellowship Grant will provide a total of up to $50,000 per year for two years, assuming funds are available. Detailed budgets will be required. Funds may be used for salary or tuition fees for advanced educational degree, educational research or direct costs related to project. Travel will not be supported. No additional costs will be supported by SAEM; these costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Failure to meet the award guidelines or inability of the candidate to complete the term of the award shall result in the return of residual funds to SAEM. SAEM grants are contingent upon the amount of available funds from the SAEM Foundation. SAEM may discontinue, postpone, or alternate grant funding mechanisms based on the amount of funds available.
The fellowship candidate must meet the following criteria: (1) Be a member of SAEM at application and during award period. (2) Be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, or pediatric emergency medicine practicing in an emergency care setting; or a senior resident (3rd or 4th year) in good standing to graduate from an ACGME accredited EM residency program. (3) Have a portfolio of educational committees, publications, chapters, and/or courses that exemplify the desire to become a lifelong educator in the field of EM. Portfolio development is anticipated to reflect the applicant's level of experience. The successful candidate shall have demonstrated a sustained interest in education. This may include previous participation in education related to emergency medicine or another field, peer-reviewed publications, educational research, or presentations of educational scholarly activity at scientific meetings. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or have evidence of leadership potential. A resident is not expected to have the same level of credentials as a faculty member who wishes to pursue formal education fellowship training. The fellow must be a member of SAEM during the award period. The applicant may not have previously completed more than one year of an education fellowship.
The institution must provide adequate administrative and clerical support to the fellow, including, but not limited to, office space, administrative support, and information systems. The institution must demonstrate the availability of physician teaching opportunities for the fellow. Ideally, there should be an accredited emergency medicine residency program at the host institution. The institution must demonstrate the availability of faculty, resident and /or medical student teaching opportunities for the fellow. The applicant may work clinically at another institution than the host institution. The institution should have a demonstrated track record of involvement and commitment to education at local, state, and national levels. The host institution must provide opportunities for the fellow to maintain clinical emergency medicine skills, but shall not require fellows to perform clinical duty in the emergency department in excess of 16 hours per week, and no less than 10 hours per week.
The fellowship mentor should have demonstrated expertise in teaching, education and/or educational research, including publication of original research and/or educational innovations in peer-reviewed journals. The mentor should be active in educational roles and teaching at his/her local residency, student clerkship and/or medical school. The mentor should be involved in education at the state, regional, and national levels, as evidenced by participation on committees or administrative work-product. The mentor must be directly responsible for the supervision and oversight of the fellow and have sufficient academic availability to ensure an optimal mentored relationship.
Any research project that results from the Education Fellowship Grant should be submitted as an abstract to the SAEM Annual Meeting.