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Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety
Supported by a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation
Application Deadline Extended: January 31, 2014
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety in 2004. This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use.
The $50,000 award, which is sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes on a national level pharmacy professionals who have assumed a leadership role in promoting safety in the medication-use process. The award also honors two finalists, who each receive $10,000.
2014 Letter of Intent Submission Process
A letter of intent screening component has been added to the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety application process. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent that describes their medication safety initiative. These letters of intent will be reviewed by external expert reviewers. Based on results of the letters of intent review process, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application for the award.
Quality in Endoscopic Research Award
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014 at 5pm CST.
This award will fund studies to measure or improve quality of care (clinical or patient-oriented or physician behavior outcomes) and/or efficiency in gastrointestinal endoscopy, such as studies to improve the quality of screening colonoscopy. The research committee will consider feasibility/pilot/validation studies if there is an explicit justification for needing preliminary data in anticipation of a subsequent, more definitive, fundable study.
To foster research relating to measuring quality in gastrointestinal endoscopy both in the academic and private practice setting.
Candidate must be an ASGE member (ASGE membership at the time of application is a requirement for eligibility for grants and awards), be an MD (or have equivalent degree), and be currently practicing in a gastrointestinal endoscopy-related academic institution or private practice setting in North America. Candidates who are delinquent on prior ASGE research grant progress reports are not eligible for future ASGE funding. If the candidate is a trainee, there must be a letter from the Division Chief confirming the trainee's ongoing appointment at the institution for the duration of the grant, and their position title, and/or a contingency plan.
Grants may be requested for up to $75,000 in total funding, and spread over two years of study. Note: If the application is not selected for the Quality in Endoscopy Research Award, it will still be considered for an Endoscopic Research Award.
Requests for funding "seed" projects that will lead to further research, as well as larger requests for definitive clinical trials will be considered. In order to maximize the funds available for research, money for travel to meetings will not be provided, nor will funding be provided for indirect costs.
Grants are awarded based on the scientific merit of the proposal and assessment of the investigator's ability to complete the project (supportive environment, experience, training, availability of patients and other resources needed). The proposed research project must be approved by the ASGE Research Committee and should also be of such quality as to lead to presentation at Digestive Disease Week and subsequent full publication. One objective of these ASGE awards is the eventual submission of larger research funding requests, including federal funding, and proposals with such potential will be given priority.
Endoscopic Research Awards
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014 at 5pm CST.
ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards are offered to physicians for projects in basic, translational and clinical endoscopic research. The ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to colorectal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy training/credentialing/simulation, endoscopic issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), measuring/improving quality and efficiency in endoscopy, endoscope reprocessing and infection control (especially vacuum canisters), endoscopy/anesthesia monitoring and preparation (especially CO2 monitoring), comparative effectiveness with competing technologies/therapies, NOTES, novel endoscopic treatments for obesity, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other endoscopically-guided imaging/intervention. The research committee will consider funding "seed" projects if there is an explicit outline for subsequent projects, and their funding plan (e.g. NIH, VA Merit), based on the preliminary data generated by the proposed pilot.
To foster research in routine and advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Candidate must be an ASGE member (ASGE membership at the time of application is a requirement for eligibility for grants and awards), be an MD (or have equivalent degree), and be currently practicing in a gastrointestinal endoscopy-related academic institution or private practice setting in North America (international applications will be considered as described below). Candidates who are delinquent on prior ASGE research grant progress reports are not eligible for future ASGE funding. If the candidate is a trainee, there must be a letter from the Division Chief confirming the trainee's ongoing appointment at the institution for the duration of the grant, and their position title, and/or a contingency plan.
Grants are awarded based on the scientific merit of the proposal and assessment of the investigator's ability to complete the project (supportive environment, experience, training, availability of patients and other resources needed). The proposed research project must be approved by the ASGE Research Committee and should also be of such quality as to lead to presentation at Digestive Disease Week® and subsequent full publication. One objective of these ASGE awards is the eventual submission of larger research funding requests, including federal funding, and proposals with such potential will be given priority.
ASGE International Members are eligible to apply for an Endoscopic Research Award (Current ASGE membership is a requirement of eligibility for grants and awards). The ASGE Research Committee will consider funding one international project for up to $75,000. The project justification should explain the relevance of the project to the ASGE membership, and should explain if there are unique reasons why an international location for the project might be more feasible than in North America. All other standards listed above will apply to international applicants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz O'Keefe at 630.570.5623 for more information on eligibility.
Stephan D. Weiss Student Mental Health Award
The American College Health Foundation’s Stephan D. Weiss, PhD, Mental Health Fund for Higher Education was established in December 2010, to support efforts to promote and improve the quality of mental health care to college students. With growing national concerns regarding the prevalence and complexity of mental and behavioral health issues among college students and the negative impact these disorders have on the health and safety of higher education communities, student retention, student learning/academic progress, and the human potential of students, the Weiss Fund is providing support for an award to be available annually.
This award is sponsored by the Stephan D. Weiss Foundation and the Weiss Fund of the American College Health Foundation. It offers a $2500 award to promote and improve the quality of mental health support for college students. The Weiss Award is intended to encourage the development of creative initiatives that will enhance mental health service delivery to students through an innovative program which could be replicated at other colleges or universities. This award will support program development that can demonstrate measurable success in student retention for those whose mental health problems might otherwise compromise the quality of their college experience and jeopardize the likelihood of their graduation.
Funding for the Weiss Award will be available annually to applicants enrolled at ACHA Member Institutions. The recipient should offer a project that is creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable to the mental health enhancement of college students who participate in it. Preference will be given to those candidates who are graduate students engaged in mental health professional training programs.
Only full-time graduate level students attending an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply. An ACHA Membership Number must be included on the application form. At least one person signing the application must be an ACHA member or RMI.
The deadline for applications for the 2014 - 2015 school year is January 31, 2014. All applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date. Award recipient(s) will be announced at the 2014 ACHA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 28 - June 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Call for Applications: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Transformative Practice Award
The AACPDM is pleased to announce the introduction of a new award designed to facilitate sharing of expertise among members of the Academy. The Transformative Practice Award will provide financial support for collaboration among members for the purpose of implementing an evidence-based management strategy in clinical practice. One award of up to $4000.00 will be available for 2014. The application deadline is February 28, 2014.
The intent of the Transformative Practice Award is to facilitate the translation of evidence based clinical management strategies into practice. Funding is available to support members to plan and implement specific intervention strategies that are supported by research evidence. The award is based on the premise of ‘academic detailing’ whereby ‘experts’ who have been involved in the successful implementation of specific evidence-based management strategies within their facility support the host facility in the implementation of those strategies for changing clinical practice. Research suggests that academic detailing is an effective strategy for implementing changes in clinical practice. The specific objectives of the program are to:
Facilitate sharing of expertise and knowledge regarding implementation of specific, evidence-based, clinical management strategies into practice among AACPDM members.
Ensure that implementation of new clinical management strategies is based on established practices such as addressing local barriers to implementation and the involvement of relevant stakeholders in planning.
Assist the development of implementation plans and evaluation plans for determining how successful the initiative was in changing clinical practice.
Applicants and identified experts must be current AACPDM members.
Applicants must not have received an AACPDM Transformative Practice Grant within the past five years.
Proposed management strategies for implementation must be relevant for individuals with cerebral palsy, developmental disorders, or other childhood acquired disability.
TERMS OF AWARD
AACPDM members are invited to submit applications describing planned implementation of management strategies for populations included in the mandate of the AACPDM. Potential activities for translation of management strategies into practice include but are not limited to:
On-site feedback from an expert in the relevant clinical area who has demonstrated success with implementation of the management strategy
Meetings with relevant, key stakeholders to identify and overcome local barriers to implementation.
Follow-up meeting(s) or teleconferences with the expert to allow for ongoing support and guidance.
Evaluation of implementation of strategies related to practice change (i.e., how did practice change after implementation of activities outlined in this application?)
Activities related to the transformative practice award must be completed within one year of receipt of the award. The grant amount is up to $4000.00 per award. In 2014, one award will be granted to members living within North America. Following the first year, the award will be evaluated and plans will be reviewed to allow for international member applications. A final report will be required within 3 months of the end of the term of the award. The final report must include a description of activities, the results of the evaluation of implementation and a line-by-line description of how funds were spent.
Eligible expenses include:
Travel expenses for the expert
On-site meeting related expenses
Knowledge translation activity expenses
Personal remuneration, administrative costs (i.e., standard office equipment and supplies), and activities unrelated to the implementation of the management strategy outlined in the proposal are ineligible expenses.
Society for Vascular Nursing Research Grant
All applicants for project/research support should submit requests on the Research Grant Application Form
for merit comparison of proposals. The applicant and the institution are required to affirm that satisfactory ethical precautions shall be taken with regard to projects involving human subjects as described in the guidelines. All applications shall be reviewed by the Vascular Nursing Research Grant Subcommittee of the Research Committee of the Society for Vascular Nursing.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 SVN Research Grant has been extended until March 15, 2014.
The project coordinator/principal investigator (PC/PI) has scientific responsibilities for the conduct of the proposed clinical project/research and assumes responsibility for supervising such assistants as may be required. The PC/PI, along with the institution’s fiscal officer (when indicated), is also responsible for the expenditure and proper reporting of awarded funds.
The PC/PI must be a registered, professional nurse (RN).
Any PC/PI applicant without a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a master’s degree in a related field must identify a nursing research consultant prepared at the master’s level or above who shall provide guidance throughout the project.
Top twenty vascular nursing research priorities
1. Strategies to increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of vascular disease.
2. Strategies to increase public awareness of stroke warning signs.
3. Strategies to increase early detection and treatment of vascular disease.
4. Strategies to prevent amputation in high risk populations
5. Outcomes of patients cared for on a dedicated vascular unit vs. a medical-surgical unit.
6. Strategies to educate the public to help prevent the development of vascular disease.
7. Strategies to increase public awareness on the adverse effects of uncontrolled diabetes.
8. Strategies to manage chronic ischemic pain.
9. Strategies to reduce healthcare costs and length of stay while improving outcomes.
10. Nurse’s role in vascular ulcer prevention, identification, treatment, and education.
11. Strategies to increase diabetic patient compliance with diet, exercise, and glucose control.
12. Strategies to prevent wound and postoperative incision infections.
13. Outcomes of nurse-run clinics.
14. Effect of exercise on claudication symptoms.
15. Strategies to increase patient’s knowledge of venous ulcer prevention.
16. What is the patient’s understanding of discharge instructions after vascular surgery?
17. Nursing strategies to facilitate recovery after vascular surgery.
18. Factors that affect patient outcomes after major vascular procedures.
19. Prevention of readmissions in high risk patients.
20. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis in high risk patients.
Emergency Medicine Foundation/Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Directed Team Grant Research Award
Deadline for receipt of application: January 10, 2014
The Emergency Medicine Foundation and the ENA Foundation jointly award this grant to facilitate collaboration between the disciplines and to improve clinical research in emergency care. This grant is intended for physician and nurse researchers to combine their expertise to develop, plan, and implement clinical research in emergency care.
The EMF/ENA Foundation Directed Team Grant Research Award program awards one $50,000 grant for research over a one year period.
PURPOSE OF THE EMF/ENA FOUNDATION DIRECTED TEAM GRANT RESEARCH AWARD
This grant exists because of the donation of funds by both the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the ENA Foundation. It was funded specifically to support work that arises from a true physician-nurse partnership in a clinical research area pertinent to the practice of emergency medicine. As such, the applicants must provide evidence of a true collaborative effort between physician and nurse professionals and must delineate the relative roles of the participants in terms of protocol development, data collection, and manuscript preparation.
This request for proposals specifically seeks research related to the topic of ED overcrowding and ED workplace violence. Proposals may focus on a number of related areas, including: definitions and outcome measures of ED overcrowding, causes and effects of ED overcrowding, potential solutions to the problem of ED overcrowding, the scope and problem of ED workplace violence, definitions and metrics for measuring ED workplace violence, and projects that address coping with workplace violence.
Applications will be accepted from any emergency medicine physician/nurse team working full or part time in emergency care at any domestic, Joint Commission-accredited institution. The nurse principal investigator must:
• Be a current Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) member
• Not have served on the ENA board of directors, ENA Foundation board of trustees, or ENA Foundation grant review team in the immediate past three years
The applicants must demonstrate that access to suitable caseload, patient population or database will be available for study during the funding period. The applicants must submit letters of support from their director/chair stating that adequate funds and release time will be available. Research involving human subjects must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent, and a copy of the approval or pending approval sent with this application. IRB approval must be documented prior to dispensation of EMF funds.
EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS
Emergency medicine specialists who are actively involved in clinical or health services emergency medicine research will review each application. The review committee will be comprised of members of the Scientific Review Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (this committee performs peer review for EMF) and members of the ENA Foundation. Each application will be judged according to 1) significance to the topic of ED overcrowding or ED workplace violence, 2) demonstration of a collaborative effort between physician and nurse researchers along with the applicants’ background, commitment, and potential as a researchers in emergency medicine, 3) the scientific merit, methodology and originality of the research project, 4) appropriateness of budget, and 5) the documented willingness of the sponsoring institution to provide the necessary facilities and support to complete the projects as described. Additional elements that contribute to the score will be project feasibility and the clear statement of measurable aims. Feasibility may be enhanced by inclusion of appropriate hospital administrative leaders. Purely descriptive projects or surveys are unlikely to be successful. Preliminary data from the research institution is highly encouraged. In constructing the project goals, applicants are encouraged to be aware of the June 14, 2006 report by the Institute of Medicine Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point, and its findings relative to the impact of overcrowding in the emergency department. The final funding decision will be made jointly by the Emergency Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees and the ENA Foundation. All decisions are final.
Limitations on Awards
Funds may be used for materials, supplies, services (e.g., respiratory therapy, statistical consultation), or to provide salary support for ancillary staff (e.g., technicians, data collectors). Capital equipment expenditures (cost greater than $500 and with a life of over one year) must be justified in the budget. Payments will be made to the principal investigators’ institution that will be responsible for administering the funds. Neither the Emergency Medicine Foundation nor the ENA Foundation will be responsible for institutional overhead, cost for publications, travel, renovations, or secretarial support. Detailed audited financial reports may be required. EMF and ENA Foundation are not fiscally responsible for funds necessary for the project's completion.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunity: Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET
In this Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Funding Announcement (PFA), we seek studies to address gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting PCOR. Results of these studies will inform future iterations of the Methodology Committee report and its standards.
Total Direct Costs: $750,000 direct costs/year
Maximum Project Period: 3 Years
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private sector research organization, including any:
Any public sector research organization, including any:
University or college
Hospital or healthcare system
Laboratory or manufacturer
Unit of state or local government
All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals may not apply.
1. Impact on the field of PCOR methods
2. Potential for the study to improve PCOR methods
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
*Deadlines are at 5:00 PM ET. If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunity: Communication and Dissemination Research
In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), we seek to fund projects that address critical knowledge gaps in the communication and dissemination process—both the communication and dissemination of research results to patients, their caregivers, and clinicians, as well as the communication between patients, caregivers, and clinicians in the service of enabling patients and caregivers to make the best possible decisions in choosing among available options for care and treatment.
Total Direct Costs: $1.5 Million
1. Impact of the condition on the health of individuals and populations
2. Potential for the study to improve health care and outcomes
Call for Applications: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunity--Improving Healthcare Systems
In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), we invite applications for comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to provide information that would inform critical decisions that face healthcare system leaders, policy makers, clinicians, and the patients and caregivers who rely on them.