About the Grants for Healthcare Research by Community Physicians
To assist physicians practising in a community setting to undertake a review of their practice patterns which would enhance effectiveness of practice and patient care in their own clinic, hospital or region. Grants up to $20,000 are available to cover the costs of the data gathering and analysis, support staff and preparation of reports. Up to an additional $500 will be provided for travel costs incurred in presenting papers on the results of a community practice study.
Funds cannot be paid directly to a physician and therefore arrangements must be made with a hospital or other charitable institution in the community to administer the grant. A letter from the appropriate person at the hospital or institution should accompany applications for support of the healthcare research by a community physician. The authorized officer of the hospital or institution should also sign the application. Evidence of approval of the local review committee for research ethics is required as applicable.
A formal approval form from the local research ethics committee must be provided to the Foundation before funds can be released on a grant.
How to Apply
In addition to the brief description of the proposal, please provide a full protocol (research design / methods / analysis), including samples of relevant materials, questionnaires, etc. Information on the present state of knowledge should be provided, as well as a list of references to the background information. A curriculum vitae should be attached for each applicant.
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