General Medical Disciplines Department of Medicine

Seed Grants

To facilitate development of research among CEs in the Division, $15,000-$30,000 per year has been reserved to fund 3-6 annual research awards. These awards are to be used either to defray costs of research training or, if appropriate research skills can be demonstrated, to fund pilot research work. The application process is as follows:

CE faculty in DGMD at any faculty level, active in any unit of the Division (e.g., SIM, SFM, Hospitalists, VA, PC), are eligible to apply. Affiliate CEs are currently not eligible.

Award Fund
Up to $5,000 may be requested. This can be budgeted for a research training course fee, travel costs, or in the case of a pilot research proposal, costs associated with the project such as research assistance, data-related fees, statistical analyses, etc.

Application Process
A one-page application form can be found here. It should be completed electronically and returned to Isabella Chu. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Award Process and Selection Criteria
The Chief and DGMD research colleagues will determine awardees on an ad hoc basis. The major criteria for the award will be our rating of the likelihood the proposed activity will enhance the candidate’s ability to initiate a research project in the foreseeable future based on the training or pilot work funded.

The content of the proposed activity must be broadly relevant to the mission of DGMD and/or Population Health, but the specific area of focus is irrelevant for this decision; it should something the candidate wants to study.

After notification, the Division Chief will work with the Division Administrator and the Chief of the awardee’s unit to work out the practical issues related to the award.


See seed grant recipients here »

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