Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award

Past Recipients:

2014 2013 2011 2010

**This award is currently being re-evaluated. Please check back at a later time.**

Description

Applications are solicited for grants totaling up to $25,000 to initiate a program that encourages teaching faculty to create appropriate learning environments for professionalism, or a new project designed to ingrain professionalism in medical students and resident physicians.

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a personal interest in teaching or research in aspects of professionalism. Proposals that can be exported from one medical center to others after development and proof of effectiveness are particularly encouraged, as are those that are not extensions of existing research or current projects. Priority will be given for proposals related to professionalism remediation with evaluation of outcomes. Plans for assuring sustainability of the project, if successful, should be included in the text of the proposal. The proposed projects must be completed within 18 months of the award of funding that will begin on July 1, 2014 (earliest), up to September 30, 2014 (latest). Applications will be reviewed by academic faculty with substantial interests in research and teaching in professionalism.

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a personal interest in teaching or research in aspects of professionalism. Proposals that can be exported from one medical center to others after development and proof of effectiveness are particularly encouraged, as are those that are not extensions of existing research or current projects. Priority will be given for proposals related to professionalism remediation with evaluation of outcomes. Plans for assuring sustainability of the project, if successful, should be included in the text of the proposal. The proposed projects must be completed within 18 months of the award of funding that will begin on July 1, 2013 (earliest), up to September 30, 2013 (latest). Applications will be reviewed by academic faculty with substantial interests in research and teaching in professionalism.

Eligibility

Faculty of all ranks at medical schools that have an active chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha are eligible.

Application to the AΩA councilor

The councilor and his or her selection committee will choose the proposal judged to be most promising. The application to the councilor must be received by April 15, 2014, and must include:

  1. The completed checklist (see Word download)
  2. A two- to three-page proposal that includes the items listed on the checklist.
  3. The project bibliography, limited to ten or fewer of the most relevant.
  4. Project budget. No indirect costs will be paid by Alpha Omega Alpha. Applicants may apply to other institutional or outside entities for supplemental funds. If the payee will be the grant recipient, a completed W-9 form will be required. If the grantee wishes to avoid incurring tax liability, the payee should be the institution at which the work will be done. The payee's name and tax ID is required.
  5. Biosketches of the principal investigator and all collaborators.
  6. A letter of nomination from the cognizant dean commenting upon the applicant's experience(s) in the field and on his or her commitment to the enhancement of professionalism among faculty, medical students, and trainees.
  7. Although not required, one or two letters from individuals who have been or will be deeply involved in the applicant's work may be included.

Only one application per chapter will be submitted to the national office. Proposals must be submitted to the school’s AΩA chapter councilor for evaluation and review before submission to the national office.

Application to the AΩA national office

In addition to the items listed above, the councilor must include:

  1. A letter of endorsement to the AΩA national office.

All materials must be submitted as either a single PDF or a set of PDFs in the format listed on the checklist.

E-mail the application to Candice Cutler at candice@alphaomegaalpha.org by midnight May 15, 2014, PDT.

Awardees will be notified on or about June 15, 2014. A full report of the project implementation and results must be delivered to the AΩA national office within 20 months after the project is funded.

For more information

E-mail Candice Cutler: candice@alphaomegaalpha.org
Telephone: 650 329-0291

Download the announcement and checklist.

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