Society of Critical Care Medicine Norma J. Shoemaker Grant
This grant honors founding Executive Director Norma J. Shoemaker, MN, FCCM, and is given to support the research studies of an SCCM nurse member. It was created to encourage research in critical care nursing and to provide funding for the continuation of research endeavors. Each year the Norma J. Shoemaker Grant is generously supported by contributors from the industry. Funding for the $15,000.00 grant may be used for a period of up to two years. While SCCM has every indication funding will continue for these important research projects, SCCM reserves the right to not select a grant winner should funding suddenly become unavailable.
Criteria: To be eligible for the grant, the applicant must:
Be an SCCM Nurse member in good standing for at least two years prior to application.
Have documented attendance at a minimum of one SCCM Congress during the previous three years.
Not re-apply as a Principal Investigator for five years after the original award obligations have been met.
Not be a current member of the Norma J. Shoemaker Grant Committee.
Selection Process: Through a competitive application process, the recipient will be selected by members of the Norma J. Shoemaker Critical Care Nursing Research Grant Committee. Notification of the recipient will occur in December and an announcement will be made at the SCCM Congress.
Presentation: The recipient will be expected to submit an abstract of his findings using the competitive research abstract selection process for Congress presentation consideration within one year of completion.
Application Process: The applicant must provide the following completed information:
Abstract - Summarize the main points of the grant proposal (limit three hundred (300) words)
Research Plan - 10 pages (single spaced 8 1/2 x 11 page, 1-inch margins, Arial or Times New Roman 12-font size) excluding references, figures, and tables that includes:
Clear statement of the hypothesis, if appropriate
Clear statements of specific aims
Statement of clinical relevance to critical care nursing and multidisciplinary critical care
Discussion of experimental design
Methodology and timetables
Identify the variables and sample.
Specify the procedures, protocols, and instruments to be used.
Include copies of applicable instruments as an appendix to the proposal.
Describe the validity and reliability of the instruments (if appropriate).
Include the proposed timetable.
Describe the data analysis plan.
Identify potential limitations of the study.
Specify direct and indirect costs.
Include if applicable supplies, equipment, computer costs, consultative fees, and other expenses with justification for each item.
Limit indirect funds to ten percent of the direct costs and include in the grant award.
Include a Statement of Institutional Support.
Statement from the dean or administrator of the university or institution confirming the availability of facilities and equipment.
Evidence that the proposed project or study has been reviewed and approved (or administratively reviewed as exempt) by an established institutional ethical review entity (investigations and/or animal studies at the time of the proposal submission).
Support letter from his thesis or dissertation chair approving the research if the study is part of the applicant’s degree program.
Financial Disclosures and Conflict of Interest form.
Application Deadline The application deadline for the Norma J. Shoemaker Research Grant is 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2012.
Submit: An original application (paper copy), an electronic copy, and a recent photo of yourself must be submitted to SCCM by September 14, 2012. The original should be mailed to Trish Glover at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 500 Midway, Mount Prospect, IL, 60056, Tel +1-847-827-6440. The electronic copy should be emailed to email@example.com.