SACME Research Grants
Current grant opportunities:
Phil R. Manning Research Award in Continuing Medical Education
Call for Letters of IntentThis grant is made in the name of Phil R. Manning, MD, Paul Ingalls Hoagland Hastings Professor of Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Manning is founding president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, formerly the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education. He has been a governor, regent, and vice president of the American College of Physicians and serves on several educational committees of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Manning is co-editor of Medicine: Preserving the Passion in the 21st Century and author of many peer-reviewed publications.
Phil R. Manning Research Award: The Research Committee of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) requests Letters of Intent (LOI) for original, scientific research related to physician and/or health professionals lifelong learning. Opportunities for research funding are one of the benefits of SACME membership.
Proposals will not be restricted to a particular methodological approach or topic area within CME/CPD/IPE. However, the project must be theory based and methodologically sound. The finished work must be appropriate for publication in a health professions education journal (e.g. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Academic Medicine) or equivalent peer reviewed journal, as well as for presentation at a future SACME Annual Meeting (Phil R. Manning Research Award Plenary) or CPD World Congress.
Funding: A grant will be awarded up to a total amount of $50,000 over two years. The next grant award decision will be made by the end of April 2017. The protocol for disbursement of funds is provided in a separate document.
Deadline: Letters of Intent must be received no later than December 12, 2016.
Eligibility: Awards may be made to researchers interested in advancing CME/CPD/IPE research. Pilot and more comprehensive projects are both eligible for consideration as are collaborative investigations within or among institutions.
Review criteria: Presence of theoretical foundation, clarity of research question, soundness of methodological design, fit of research design and methods to the research question, and potential of the project to contribute further to the field will all be important determinants of the merits of the project.
Please submit the Letter of Intent using Microsoft Word. If you cannot use Microsoft Word, submit the Letter of Intent as a PDF file or in "rich text format" (.rtf)
Address: Completed LOIs should be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
Betsy Williams, PhD MPH
Mary Turco, EdD