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Short-term grant for health professions education (HPE) research
Grant application starts on 16 September 2019
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Short-term grant for health professions education (HPE) research.
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The NHG-HOMER Grant is a short-term grant designed to encourage clinicians, nurses, allied-health professionals, and education researchers to embark on health professions education (HPE) research. It funds projects that answer research questions in key areas in health professions education that will increase NHG educators’ knowledge of the theory and practice of HPE. The long-term goal of the NHG-HOMER Grant is to develop practical knowledge and theory in HPE that can contribute towards better education and training for our healthcare practitioners of future generations to better serve, care, and heal.
By HPE, we refer to the spectrum of educational activities that prepare healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, and allied-health professionals for practice and continuous professional development.
HPE is inherently a multidisciplinary endeavor, often requiring an effective educator to integrate theory and practice of behavioral, biological, clinical, organizational, and social sciences to achieve HPE objectives. Additionally, HPE is embedded in a complex larger institutional environment in which close and interdependent relationships among healthcare practitioners are needed to provide quality care.
To recognize the interdisciplinary and interprofessional nature of medical education, NHG-HOMER Grant allows up to three PIs to be named on the grant application to promote a pluralistic approach to HPE research. Researchers are encouraged to work with counterparts in other disciplines and professions; and to combine perspectives, research designs, methodologies, and analytical techniques from different disciplines when appropriate.
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There are two categories of award.
Category A awards will be valid for one year with no extensions allowed. Category B awards will be valid for one year, and renewable for a maximum period of one year, i.e., Category B grant recipients with remaining funds from the $10,000 allocated at the end of the first year may apply for an extension of the grant for another year to utilize the remaining funds.
Applications for grants in Category B are strongly encouraged to have at least one junior doctor (e.g., medical student, resident, house-officer, medical officer, or registrar), junior nurse, or junior allied-health professional playing an active and meaningful role in the research team. Mentoring or coaching activities for junior research team members should be clearly delineated in grant applications.
We invite applications and proposals in three areas of inquiry:
The following eligibility criteria apply:
To apply, please fill up an
online application before the closing date. Please refer to the NHG-HOMER Terms and Conditions before filling up the form.
Grant applications will be judged using the following five criteria:
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