Seed Grant Funding is Now Closed
The California State University Institute for Palliative Care has now completed the application round for seed grant funding to support academic faculty whose work encompasses palliative care education and research. The funding is offered in conjunction with “Innovate. Investigate. Educate.” The National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, being held in San Marcos, CA, Sept. 28 & 29, 2017.
For the second year in a row, support for Seed Grant Funding is being made possible through a grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation. The Gary and Mary West Foundation’s mission is to enable seniors to successfully age in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.
In the spirit of extending opportunities to faculty more recently entering into palliative care research, to successfully foster exploration, innovation and palliative care research that benefits seniors, Seed Grant eligibility criteria was expanded!
The seven awards available this year will be awarded to foster educational innovation as well as research undertaken by academic faculty attending the symposium:
- Five awards of $5,000 open to junior faculty project support (junior faculty are within 5-years post completing terminal degree) or faculty whose entry into research or teaching in palliative care has been within the past 5 years.
- Two awards of $10,000 open to junior to early mid-career faculty project support (early mid-career faculty are within 10-years post completing terminal degree) or faculty whose entry into research or teaching in palliative care has been within the past 10 years.
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty researchers who will recommend the awards based on the information submitted in the application! The seed grants aim to stimulate new, innovative educational or research projects that will expand current or future workforce knowledge and lead to improved care or enhanced quality of life for seniors and/OR their caregivers!
Seed grant recipients will be announced at the Award Luncheon at the Symposium on Friday, Sept. 29.
Potential topics for education or research may include, but are not limited to:
- Home-based palliative care
- Community-based palliative care
- Addressing multiple chronic conditions
- Stress management for seniors
- Shared-decision making for seniors
- Broader dissemination of palliative care services for seniors
Faculty from higher education institutions located within the U.S. who teach and/or conduct research in the field of palliative care and related areas, who meet academic career criteria, and who are registered to attend the Symposium, were eligible to apply.
Educational innovation and research topic criteria appropriate for this funding are purposely broad to allow for creativity and innovation on the part of the applicants when addressing palliative care provision for seniors and/or their family caregivers. Concepts for funding may include activities in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to nursing, social work, communications, health sciences, psychology, ethics, or other disciplines.
Merit of proposals will be evaluated based on these criteria:
- Focuses on palliative care for seniors and/or seniors’ family caregivers
- Improves or advances integration of palliative care concepts into pedagogy or curriculum
- Performs palliative care-related research which produces measureable outcomes
- Demonstrates collaborative research or teaching across departments, colleges and/or universities
- Produces educational innovations and/or research to advance teamwork among professional disciplines
The application closed August 31, 2017. Applicants must be registered to attend the symposium. Grants will be awarded to recipients who are in attendance at the Symposium. Projects are to be conducted over the next year, with an interim 6-month report and a final report due at the end of the year. Grantees will present their project at the 2018 symposium as well.
Applicants are encouraged to understand their institution’s policies on externally funded research, and research on human subjects if applicable, prior to submitting an application.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Brown, CSU Institute for Palliative Care, at 760-750-7289, 9 am to 5 pm PDT.
DATES: October 11-12, 2018
ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide
LOCATION: The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Mission Bay, San Diego, California
TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS: Click HERE
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: Information to be announced