The goal of the Loss Prevention Grant Award Program is to provide support for investigators to implement projects intended to mitigate areas of known or potential risks and/or to create and enhance systems to improve patient safety. Grants are multi-year and limited to a maximum award of $200,000. High priority will be given to proposals that are multi-disciplinary, self-sustaining and have a direct relationship to decreasing professional liability.
Investigators – Primary and co-investigators are expected to draft a preliminary proposal for submission and initial review. If invited, the investigator will then submit a formal grant proposal that fulfills the requirements set forth in the FORMAT section below. New investigators are expected to obtain an experienced researcher to mentor them through the grant writing and submission process.
Mentors – Experienced researchers are permitted to mentor a new investigator through the preliminary and formal grant proposal submission process, but are not required, nor encouraged to implement the grant project unless made a formal member of the project team after grant funding takes place. Mentors are also encouraged to write a letter in support of the new investigator if appropriate.
Preliminary proposals must be submitted electronically.
Proposals must include:
Preliminary proposals will be reviewed using a two-tiered system. Preliminary proposals are to be submitted electronically via the Risk Management Grant Website no later than Friday, July 13, 2012. Investigators invited to submit formal proposals will be required to make their submissions by Monday, October 1, 2012. Investigators will be notified of grant awards by Saturday, December 1, 2012.