This 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 was the founding president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, formerly the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education. He was a governor, regent, and vice president of the American College of Physicians and served on several educational committees of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Manning was co-editor of Medicine: Preserving the Passion in the 21st Century and authored many peer-reviewed publications.
The Manning Grant has up to $50,000 (USD) over two years available to support scientific research. Authors are encouraged to align budget requests with project needs, leveraging existing resources where and if available. The submission process is now closed for 2021.
Interested individuals are invited to submit an LOI which will be reviewed by members of the Research Committee and peers. The Research Committee chair will notify selected individuals and invite the selected candidates to submit a full-proposals. The Research Committee Chair will notify the award recipient of her/his selection. The Chair will also notify individuals whose submissions were unsuccessful and provide feedback from reviewers.
Please consider the following eligibility criteria:
These criteria should be outlined as part of the submission.
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.
Letter of Intent Submission Details
The Letter of Intent must be no longer than two pages, single spaced, 12 pt. font. It should include a concise review of the literature, a clear statement of the research question, methodology, anticipated methods of analysis, proposed timeline, and potential impact of the work on the field. A brief indication of the qualifications and role of (each) investigator(s) and short bio-sketch are required as part of the LOI. Bio-sketches are not included as part of the two-page LOI page count. Budgets and curriculum vitae are not required for LOI submission.
The LOIs will be reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee (or their designates) for the following features:
Full Proposal Stage
Following review, selected teams will be invited in mid-March 2021 to submit a full proposal by May 1, 2021. The proposals will be reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee and/or their designates. The Scholarship Committee chair will notify principal investigators of the results of their submission, along with feedback on the proposal by mid-June 2021. The Chair will announce the award decision publicly in June 2021.
Full Proposal Guidelines
For those LOIs selected by the Scholarship Committee, the following guidelines will apply for full proposal submissions due May 1, 2021. The final proposal, in PDF format, should be no longer than 10 pages, single spaced, 12 pt. font, and clearly include:
Note: CVs, letters of support and references are not included in the 10-page limit.
Full Proposal Review Criteria
The full proposals will be reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee (or their designates) for the following features:
Full Proposal Submission Process
Full proposals are due on May 1, 2021. Instructions on the submission process will be emailed to all invited applicants.
Please direct any questions about the application or the grant to either Dr. Walter Tavares, Chair, SACME Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Morag Paton at email@example.com.
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