REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Innovation Award
The purpose of this call for proposals is to encourage small-scale pilot teaching projects to be completed within 12 -15 months. We are interested in a broad variety of teaching innovations tools/techniques that can be applied to medical education. Highest priority will be given to projects that demonstrate potential for one or more of the following:
- potential for publication
- presentation at a national meeting
- opportunity for continued/expandable study
Process: A written application to the Academy of Educators Minigrant subcommittee is required. The subcommittee will identify a group of finalists who may be asked to answer additional questions and/or be invited to deliver a brief 5-10 minute presentation concerning specific aspects of the project.
Outcome: The principal Investigator will provide a 2-page report at the completion of the project and will present results at a designated AOE general meeting.
1. The principal investigator must be a member of the UNC Academy of Educators involved in medical education. Involvement of graduate students and post-doctoral students is encouraged.
2. The project must be completed in 12-15 months.
Guidelines for Proposal:
One electronic copy of the completed, 2-page proposal will be due by 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2012. The proposal should not exceed 2 single-spaced pages (1 inch margins; font at least 11-point) and include:
Title Page (not included in 2 page limit)
- Project Title
- Name, professional title, department, institution, address, work telephone number(s), e-mail address and fax number
- Abstract (300 words)
Research Plan (maximum of 2 single-spaced pages)
- Specific Aims and Rationale
- Background and Significance
- Research Design and Methods
- Project Evaluation
- Expected outcome
- Strengths and limitations
- Proposed project timeline
- Appendices, ONLY if necessary;
Budget Page: A one-page budget and budget justification
We anticipate awarding between 2 and 3 grants with budgets ranging from $2000.00 to $3000.00 each. Projects must be completed within twelve months. If the project requires IRB approval, 2-3 months will be extended to the project.
A final report is due within 30 days after project period has ended. Funds may be used to pay for tool development, surveys, supplies, analyses and support for a student assistant (cannot use for salary of a permanent employee)
Award money may not be used to pay for university overhead, clinical patient care, for the purchase of computer hardware or food.
Full proposal deadline: December 7, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
Notification of award: Early January, 2013
Anticipated start date: January 2013
Applications are due electronically before 5:00 p.m. on December 7th, 2012 to Alison Siler: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding this application, please contact:
Ed: email@example.com 966-2287
Maria: firstname.lastname@example.org 966-2561 X 237