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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 email@example.com.
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.
ISCTR-American College of Cardiology Foundation Cardiovascular Translational Research Scholarship
sponsored by Dignity Health, St. John's Hospital
The purpose of the program is to recognize and provide financial support for research efforts by outstanding cardiovascular scholars. This scholarship is to encourage junior faculty in the early phases of their careers in the field of cardiology. The program is intended for a physician with a strong interest in developing a career in cardiovascular translational research.
One year of previous interventional cardiology training is required. The duration of the program is one year. The awardee will develop skills and expertise in translating basic biological and device concepts into clinical application.
Goal: The overall goal of the program is to provide the clinical scientist (a physician) with the necessary scientific background that does not exist in today's curriculum. The program will enable the awardee to expedite scientific discovery to clinical application, ultimately benefitting the patient and society by providing science earlier and decreasing the developmental costs related to new devices and/or novel biologic therapies.
The program will cover the topics of:
• Basic science
• Preclinical science
• Clinical science and trial design
• Regulatory pathways (FDA) for IND (investigational new drug application) and IDE (investigational new device exemption)
The emphasis will be on biologics (stem cell therapy and genomics) and cardiovascular device development.
Objectives: The fellow will:
• Develop the skills and knowledge to take a scientific concept to the bedside
• Gain substantial knowledge about the steps in cardiovascular translational research
• Understand product development related to devices or biologics
• Learn about toxicology studies required on small and large animal models that serve for IND or IDE application
• Understand the statistical design and analysis required for toxicology studies, and phase I, II, and III clinical trials
• Learn about the regulatory pathways for and how to prepare an IND (Investigational Drug Application) and an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption)
• Understand fundraising, NIH grant application process, opportunities in the venture capital arena, and developing and maintaining relationships with industry
Eligibility: Applicants eligible for the award are those who:
• Have completed one year of previous interventional cardiology.
• Are members or are eligible to become a member of the ACC and ISCTR
• Will spend the duration of the Scholarship at an institution that has the ability to perform translational research (conducts both preclinical and clinical research) and can administer the curriculum found here:
The Award: The award will offer $60,000 of salary support to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.
Funding Source: The ACCF is grateful to Dignity Health St. John’s Hospital for their financial support for this award.
Nomination Procedure: Criteria for selection includes qualifications, background, interests, and commitment of the applicant.
How to Apply: The submission site for applications will open this summer. Please stay tuned for more information.
Deadline: September 23, 2013
For more information: Email Julia Berman or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6648.
American College of Cardiology Foundation/William F. Keating, Esq. Endowment Career Development Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize and provide financial support for research efforts by outstanding your cardiovascular scholars. This award is to encourage junior faculty in the early phases of their careers in the field of cardiology. The award will provide one junior faculty member with a year of research support. Preference will be given to applications focusing on hypertension and/or peripheral vascular disease.
1. Will hold rank of instructor or assistant professor at the time of the initiation of the award and have completed adult, pediatric, surgical cardiology fellowship training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association;
2. Are members or are eligible to become a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC);
3. Are no more than five years out of training;
4. Have the recommendation and agreement of their division chiefs and their chiefs' assurance that the awards' support will provide protected time for the applicants to pursue their research programs; and
5. Have an agreement with their institutions that the full amount of the award will be designated for the salary support.
The Award: The award will offer $70,000 salary support for one year of research to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.
Funding Source: The ACC is grateful to the William F. Keating Endowment Fund for supporting this award.
Nomination Procedure: Criteria for selection includes scientific quality of the project, qualifications and commitment of the applicant, and support of the environment to foster the proposed project and applicant's success. Preference will be given to applications focusing on hypertension and/or peripheral vascular disease
Application Deadline: September 23, 2013
Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis
Application Deadline: July 26, 2013
The mission of the Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Cystic Fibrosis is to support innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the fields of pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis and provide support for early research career development. Gilead Sciences, Inc. hopes that the research supported by these awards will enhance understanding of cystic fibrosis.
The Program provides financial support to 3 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $130,000, to be paid in annual installments of up to $65,000 per year for 2 years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report and approval by the Scientific Review Committee Chair.
Recipients of these competitive awards will be selected by a Committee comprised of leaders in the field of cystic fibrosis (the "Scientific Review Committee" or the "Committee"). The Committee will review complete applications and select research proposals based on their scientific merit, feasibility, mentorship, environment, and candidate. Announcement of award recipients will be made at an awards dinner hosted by the Committee and senior representatives from Gilead.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for an award.
This award is intended for junior faculty who are in the early stages of their career; specifically, the Applicant may be the recipient of a career development (K) award, or another mentored research award, but not an RO1 grant or equivalent.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
Be within 7 years of a faculty appointment, or an assistant professor, in association with a research institution in the United States at the time of application
Have a strong career interest in cystic fibrosis
Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of cystic fibrosis
Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects
An Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (January 2, 2014 – December 31, 2015).
For general inquires about the Research Scholars Program, please call or email:
Attn: Research Scholars Program Coordinator
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact Zoomedia at 901-210-9564. If you have any other questions, please contact the Research Scholars Program Coordinator at 646-474-1820.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Both self-nominations and nominations from second parties will be accepted.
All nomination materials must be submitted by February 15th of each year.
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.
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology William N. Hanafee, MD Award
Deadline for Application: Completed application must be received no later than August 1, 2013.
Purpose: To enable young investigators (MDs or MD-PhDs) at the resident, fellow, instructor (including second-
year fellows) and Assistant Professor levels with academic appointments to conduct pilot projects and test
hypotheses in preparation for major grant applications to the NIH and other governmental agencies, as well as foundations and corporations.
Any research related to the radiology of head and neck diseases including, but not limited to:
o Morphologic and functional imaging that addresses biologic or clinical questions
o Applications of advanced technologies and sciences
o Development of imaging technology
o Outcomes analyses
o Educational mechanisms
Emphasis will be placed on research deemed to have the most potential for future funding.
Eligibility: Applicant must be an ASHNR Member at the time of application.
If the applicant is an ASHNR In-Training Member (non-dues paying member) the scientific advisor or co-investigator must be a dues-paying member.
Applicant or the sponsoring member must hold a full-time position in a department of radiology or nuclear medicine
within an educational institution
Applicant must not have been a principal investigator on a prior government, private, industrial/commercial or societal grants totaling more than $50,000 USD in a single year.
Applicant/co-principal investigator(s) must not be agents of any for-profit, commercial company in the radiologic sciences.
Acceptance of an award from another source for the same project in the same year is prohibited unless
the source provides only salary support.
Applicant must have completed advanced training and be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or equivalent. International applicants must be certified by the radiology board in their country (where applicable).
Grant Amount: Up to $15,000 USD for a 1-year project to support the preliminary pilot phase of scientific projects. The seed grant cannot be supplemental to major funding already secured. No salary support for the principal or co-investigators will be provided.
Travel expenses for the ASHNR Annual Meeting may not be paid for by this grant.
Unexpended funds must be returned to the ASHNR Core Curriculum Fund