Funding opp: Duke AHEAD grant funding available

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Duke AHEAD is very pleased to offer project funding for members of Duke AHEAD.  This funding is intended to provide critical start up support for projects aimed at improving health professions education through innovative approaches to instruction or assessment.

Eligibility:  Duke University School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty who are Duke AHEAD members. Membership information can be found here.  Trainees and students may be included as collaborators.  One faculty member must be designated as the Principal Investigator/ Point person.  The Principal Investigator must provide a letter of support from his/her department chair or other equivalent chief of service or supervisor who most directly oversees his/her career advancement.

Three Projects will be funded in amounts up to $10,000. Four projects will be funded for up to $5,000. Letters of Intent are due by June 19, 2015.

Letters of Intent with proposed budget are due by June 19.  Feedback from reviewers will be provided by July 10, 2015 and the full proposal will be due by Aug. 21, 2015.  Recipients will be notified beforehand and will be recognized at a presentation at Duke AHEAD’s Health Professions Education Day, Sept. 18, 2015.  Funds will be available on Nov. 1, 2015. Reviews will be performed by a subcommittee of the Duke AHEAD steering committee and evaluated according to alignment with the mission and goals of Duke AHEAD including:

  • strength of professional development plan for educators
  • interprofessional collaboration
  • depth of collaboration (interdepartmental, interprofessional, vertical across learners)
  • rigor of assessment plan (outcomes)
  • broader impacts (collateral benefits beyond study/project participants)
  • potential sustainability of project
  • potential for scholarship
  • organization and quality of proposal
  • dissemination plan

Three Projects will be funded in amounts up to $10,000. Four projects will be funded for up to $5,000.   Support will be limited to resources and services necessary for project implementation with up to 25% of the budget to allow for PI support if necessary.   The grant review committee does reserve the right to redistribute funds based on number of applications received. Email LOIs to Kristin.dickerson@duke.edu by June 19, 2015.  Applicants will be notified with feedback on or before July 10, 2015.