This research grant aims to encourage and support new faculty researchers to engage in clinically-focused interprofessional research projects. New faculty researchers are those whose primary roles involve teaching and practice, rather than research. Such individuals usually have not received funding as a primary investigator (PI), yet recognize the need for research investigations about clinical problems with which s/he is involved.
Interprofessional research is valued to foster collegial, inter- and intra-collaborations among health care professionals that address holistic and patient-centered care provision.
Studies that focus on clinical problems of interest should inform clinical practice and produce a scholarly outcome, such as the development of a clinical protocol, patient teaching tool, article for publication, or other artifact.
Two $5,000 awards will be given annually depending on the number and quality of applications received, pending adequate resources. Completion of the project is expected within 12 months of award receipt, at which time a one-page final report of the project will be due.
A total of $20,000 is available for research support starting July 1. Funds may awarded as a single award or multiple smaller awards. Therefore, applications of any amount (up to $20,000) will be considered. All full-time and part-time KU School of Health Professions faculty members are eligible for funding.
Preferences will be given to proposals with a strong potential for external funding. Evidence of such potential include, but are not limited to, the following: pink sheets from proposals submitted and receiving good scores, but not funded; history of previous funding (not limited to KU Medical Center history); evidence of completion of research projects such as publications. The proposal should include a plan for external funding.
Please refer to the request for research funding proposals document for more detailed information on the application process.