Encourage residents and fellows to conduct research, engage in quality improvement initiatives, and promote scholarly activity.
Support those who have curricular research requirements associated with their program.
Proposals are being accepted from a wide-range of disciplines. The following are priority projects and will receive favorable consideration during this grant period:
Completed applications must be received by Friday, July 15, 2022.
A completed application includes the following required components:
All applications must include a detailed budget. The budget must show line-item expenses. Attach a detailed budget with the application. Note that budget funds cannot be used for travel, personnel, biostats, publication costs, or food. The usage of gift cards will likely need to be coordinated through the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) and will incur additional fees.
The award funding period will be for one year of for two years and must be selected at the time of application. All allocated funds must be used fully during the funding period (the funding period will be indicated in the award notification letter). If you will be leaving your training program prior to the award period end date, funds will not be transferred to another awardee and must be used by your program termination date.
For projects that require IRB approval, funds will not be released until there is final IRB approval or an appropriate IRB waiver.
The GMEC Research Sub-Committee will review proposals and award funding each academic year. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
All awardees are required to present their findings at a local conference (e.g., USF Health Research Day, Moffitt Scientific Symposium, etc.). In addition, it is strongly encouraged to submit the research for publication.
Six-month and final progress reports must be submitted to the GMEC Research Sub-Committee (for two-year grants, reports are due every 6 months). The final progress report must summarize research findings and detail how the funds were used. The progress reports must come from the awardee and signed by their mentor.
All research-related protocols and policies established by the site where the research will be conducted must be followed.
Should include: “This project was supported by a grant made possible through the USF GME Research Grant Program.”
The sample project proposal and budget document is from a previous year’s GME research grant program. These documents should be used for reference only.
To view the 2022 GME Grant Workshop, please click here.
Alpha Omega Alpha Postgraduate Fellowship
Postgraduate awards will be given to residents and fellows for research or scholarly projects in the spirit of the AΩA mission. Priority will be given to those projects that include elements of leadership, professionalism, and teaching.
Up to 10 fellowships of $2,000 each, with one-half paid on announcement of the fellowship, and one-half paid on approval of the final report. Schools, departments, and/or programs are encouraged to provide additional or matching funds. Only one candidate per school may be nominated.
Additional Information can be found by clicking here to go to the AOA Fellowship page.