COMSEP Spring Grant Proposal
Dear COMSEP Colleagues:
I am delighted to inform you that the application system for COMSEP Spring Grant Proposal cycle is open for submission. You can access the system via this link https://apps.comsep.org/grants
Proposals are due by Friday, July 2nd 2021, by 5:00 pm Pacific time.
Starting this year, we are piloting a bi-annual call for grant proposals (Spring and Fall cycles) and identifying focus areas that will be given priority for funding. We hope that this will allow us to more effectively take advantage of ideas and innovations that stem from changes in our landscape and convert them into research.
Funding for the Spring cycle approved grants will start in January 2022. For this current funding cycle, research proposals on the following topics are strongly encouraged and will be given priority, but proposals in other areas are also welcome:
- a) Professional identity formation
- b) Responses to disruptions in UME (such as the COVID 19 pandemic)
- c) DEI related initiatives
While the deadline for the formal submission of the application is July 2nd, we encourage potential applicants to submit a ‘pre-proposal’ (optional) using the same format and structure as the full application, if you would like feedback on any aspect of your submission. The ‘pre-proposal’ should be submitted as a single PDF and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as opposed to being submitted via the online portal. You do not need to include letters of support or evidence of IRB submission with the pre-proposal.
The deadline for the ‘pre-proposal’ is May 15th 2021 at 5 pm pacific time. This will give you adequate time to make modifications to the grant proposal, should you choose to do so, before the deadline.
Please carefully read the information on the right side of the COMSEP Grant Application System page: 2021 Fall Call for Proposals to Advance Scholarship in COMSEP. Then on the left side of the COMSEP Grant Application System page you will see the items that you are required to fill in or enter. Note that all information after your name and institution must be uploaded in PDF format only. When you have completed and uploaded each item, you will have completed the submission process; once submitted the system will not permit modifications to the Proposal.
This is an exciting opportunity for COMSEP members to advance their educational scholarship with innovative research focused on enhancing the quality and advancing undergraduate pediatric medical education. Should you have any questions about your grant preparation, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Lavjay Butani, MD MACM
Chair, COMSEP Grant Committee