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Applications are encouraged for grants totaling up to $25,000 to initiate a program that provokes teaching faculty to create appropriate learning environments for professionalism, or a new project designed to ingrain professionalism in medical students and resident physicians.
Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a personal interest in teaching or research in aspects of professionalism. Proposals that can be exported from one medical center to others after development and proof of effectiveness are particularly encouraged, as are those that are not extensions of existing research or current projects. Priority will be given for proposals related to professionalism remediation with evaluation of outcomes. Plans for assuring sustainability of the project, if successful, should be included in the text of the proposal. The proposed projects must be completed within 18 months of the award of funding that will begin on July 1, 2013 (earliest), up to September 30, 2013 (latest). Applications will be reviewed by academic faculty with substantial interests in research and teaching in professionalism.
Faculty of all ranks at medical schools that have an active chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha are eligible to compete.
Application to the AΩA councilor
The councilor and his or her selection committee will choose the proposal judged to be most promising.
- A two- to three-page proposal that includes specific aims, background, methodology, plans for evaluation of results, and implications for future use of the data. References should be limited to ten or fewer of those most relevant.
- Budget. No indirect costs will be paid by Alpha Omega Alpha. Applicants may apply to other institutional or outside entities for supplemental funds. For the grantee to avoid incurring tax liability, the payee should be as designated by the institution at which the work will be done. Please include this name and tax ID.
- Biosketches of the principal investigator and all collaborators.
- A letter of nomination from the cognizant dean commenting upon the applicant’s experience(s) in the field and upon her or his commitment to enhancement of professionalism among faculty, medical students, and trainees.
- Although not required, one or two letters from individuals who have been or will be deeply involved in the applicant’s work in professionalism may be included.
- Only one application will be considered per AΩA chapter. Proposals must be submitted to the school’s AΩA Chapter Councilor for evaluation and review before submission to the national office.
- Include a complete application form with checklist.
- The deadline to submit your application to the AΩA councilor is April 15, 2013.
Application to the AΩA national office
In addition to the items listed above, the councilor must include a letter of endorsement to the AΩA national office.
Submit one electronic copy via email and five copies of each complete application before May 15, 2013 to Candice Cutler:
Alpha Omega Alpha
525 Middlefield Road, Suite 130
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Awardees will be notified on or about June 15, 2013. A full report of the project implementation and results must be delivered to the AΩA national office within 20 months of the initiation of funding.
For more information
E-mail Candice Cutler: email@example.com
Telephone: 650 329-0291
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