The 2017 Requests for Proposals (RFP) is now closed. RFP’s for Mapping the Landscape are typically issued annually in June. To be notified of future RFP’s, please subscribe to News and Notes or our Research Roundup newsletter.
Mapping the Landscape (MTL) team members who have completed a literature review are invited to apply for up to $15,000 to engage in a project or study that builds on the findings from their literature review. Priority will be given to teams whose MTL papers have been published. Advocacy and Discovery grant recipients present their work at the annual Mapping the Landscape Symposium.
Participants may apply for one of these two types of grants:
- Advocacy Grants will support projects where a team uses information or evidence derived from their literature review to advocate for change. The deliverable will be a product (e.g. a TED-talk, podcast, AAMC Med-Ed Portal curriculum).
- Discovery Grants will support studies designed to fill a research gap identified in their literature review. The deliverable will be a submission-ready manuscript.
Successful applicants will:
- Send a work-in-progress abstract of their project by February 28, 2018 for inclusion in the 2018 Symposium printed program. Send at least one team member to present a poster on their work in progress at the Symposium, which will take place May 6-8, 2018. Up to $1,000 in travel expenses will be reimbursed per team in addition to the grant amount.
- For Advocacy Grants, teams will deliver an abstract and a product as a final report by February 28, 2019.
- For Discovery Grants, teams will produce an abstract and a submission-ready manuscript as a final report by February 28, 2019.
- Send at least one team member to give an oral presentation at the Spring 2019 Mapping the Landscape Symposium. The dates are not yet determined but it typically takes place in late April/early May and lasts for 2.5 days, 2 overnights. Up to $1,000 in travel expenses will be reimbursed per team in addition to the grant amount.
The Research Institute intends to support up to 5 grants of up to $15,000 each which will be awarded to the primary investigator via institutional transfer: $7500 when the project begins and the remainder at the close of the grant. The team will be reimbursed an additional amount of up to $1000 for travel to the 2018 Symposium and up to $1,000 for travel to the 2019 Symposium.
How to Apply
Eligibility and Team Composition:
- At least one team member must be a member of a previous Mapping the Landscape team whose literature review has been completed.
- At least one team member must be a current faculty member at an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school, residency program, or other accredited institution of higher learning, in the USA or Canada.
- We encourage you to consider including team members who:
- Are health professions learners (medical students, nursing students, medical residents, etc)
- Have complementary experience such as videographers, journalists, graphic designers, communications specialists, researchers, librarians, policy experts, practicing clinicians, health professions educators, and patients/families
- Are based in other departments or at other institutions
- Proposals are due: July 14, 2017
- Decisions are sent: August 28, 2017
- First payments will be sent: October 1, 2017 (assuming grant contracts have been signed and returned prior to this date)
- Work in progress abstract due: February 28, 2018
- 2018 Symposium: May 6-8, 2018
- Abstract and product or manuscript due as final report: February 28, 2019
- 2019 Symposium: Spring 2019, date TBD
Proposals must be sent using our online submission system, for which you must create an account. Submit Advocacy Grant Proposals here and Discovery Grant Proposals here. You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- For US applicants, the 501c3 letter from the PI’s institution. For Canadian applicants, please submit something similar to this Confirmation of Registration.
- The most recent version of your literature review manuscript.
- Compilation of abbreviated curriculum vitae: Each author/team member must submit an abbreviated CV (maximum of 2 pages). Team member CV’s should be combined into a single document for submission.
- Your proposal, which shall not exceed 600 words. Title, authors/team members, budget and references do not count toward the word limit. You may include 1 table or figure. Proposals must be single-spaced, with minimum 1 inch margins and 11 point font. Your proposal must include the following sections:
For Advocacy Grants:
- Title of proposal
- Team members, their institutional affiliation(s), and 1-2 sentences that describe the expertise they bring that will help complete the project (e.g. A producer of video clips for area hospitals; has a weekly column at the Washington Post; Policy expertise etc).
- Background – What did you find in your literature review that you will build on, disseminate or use in advocacy efforts?
- Project description— What do you propose to do? Who are the relevant stakeholders? Who is your audience? What will the project deliverable(s) be at the close of the grant?
- How will this project change attitudes or practice?
- How will you know if your project is successful? What outcomes do you expect to see? What methods or measurements will you use to evaluate success?
- Feasibility – Clearly indicate how you will accomplish this project in 18 months.
- Budget – A simple budget is required. Grant funds may be used for all project related costs with the exception of purchasing computer hardware. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation does not pay overhead or Dean’s tax.
- References if applicable
For Discovery Grants:
- Title of proposal
- Authors, their institutional affiliation(s), and 1-2 sentences that describe why they were selected to work on this study. (e.g. Has successfully published four papers on this topic; brings a knowledge of qualitative software, etc)
- Brief background on the topic — Describe what you found in your literature review that this project or study will build upon. What gaps do you seek to fill?
- Central research question–Define what you are trying to discover by conducting the proposed study. Explain how the findings will impact the practice or teaching of humanistic healthcare.
- Methods to be used during the study and your reasons for selecting those methods.
- Feasibility – Clearly indicate how you will accomplish this study in 18 months.
- Budget– Grant funds may be used for all project related costs with the exception of purchasing computer hardware. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation does not pay overhead or Dean’s tax.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following four criteria:
- Importance of topic to practice, theory or research in health professions education/healthcare
- Soundness of proposed methodology or project plan
- Potential impact of the project or study on the practice or teaching of humanistic healthcare
- Potential for completion in 18 months
- Overview of the Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together initiative
- Humanism, Compassion and the Call to Caring by Elizabeth Gaufberg and Brian Hodges
- Program book for the 2017 Mapping the Landscape Symposium including abstracts, bios and agenda
- Program book for the 2016 Mapping the Landscape Symposium including abstracts, bios and agenda
- Program book for the 2015 Mapping the Landscape Symposium including abstracts, bios and agenda
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