Rheumatology

HSS Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators Grant Application

Application Schedule for 2013

(Funding cycle July 2013- June 2014)

  • Required letter of intent due: January 15, 2013
  • Response to letter of intent distributed: February 5, 2013
  • Grant Application due: March 26, 2013
  • Notification of grant awards: May 7, 2013
  • Funding commences: July 1, 2013

Letter of Intent (required)

In order to anticipate the number of proposals that will be submitted and the areas of focus, we require a Letter of Intent to be submitted by 5pm on January 15, 2013.

The Letter of Intent should include the tentative proposal title, educational area to be covered in the proposal, primary faculty involved, targeted year(s) of the undergraduate and/or graduate medical curriculum, an estimated total budget, and a brief project description.

Full Application

Full applications, including project narrative, budget and letter(s) of support, must be submitted by email to Dr. Stephen Paget at pagets@hss.edu by 5pm on March 26, 2013 (no exceptions).

Every application must contain: 

  1. Cover Page: Use the provided Cover Page Template and supply all requested information.
  2. Project Description: Use the provided Project Template and include the following: (1) project title; (2) project summary/abstract; (3) background and significance; (4) specific aims; (5) project design and methods; (6) plan for measurement and documentation of project efficacy and outcome; and (7) plan for continuation of project at the end of funding cycle. Maximum is 5 pages.
  3. Budget: Use the provided Budget Template and be specific and precise in breaking down budget categories of personnel costs and other expenses. Express all salaries as percent effort and annual amount of salary to be paid by the grant.
  4. Letter(s) of Support: Authors must demonstrate that they have the capacity to realize their projects and provide evidence of a clear commitment of additional necessary resources or support that will be available during the funding cycle. A letter of support is required from the chair of the department (and other equivalent supervisor or chief of service, as appropriate) that briefly states the chair's agreement to relieve the author of a portion of his/her current responsibilities to allow time to accomplish the work described in the proposal.

Additional letters of support should be included from individuals or programs if they would be affected by or involved in the project, indicating the commitment of the course or clerkship director to incorporate this enhancement if the proposal is funded.

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