UWHA Grant Program

(Update 3/31/18)

Housestaff Research Award

The objective of the Housestaff Research Award is to fund high quality resident/fellow scholarship. The UWHA’s financial resources are limited and our intent is so support as many projects as possible. Thus we expect that the budget for each project will be $500-$2500.  Applications should include background about the area of investigation, a proposed research project including a specific hypothesis and a brief description of the methods to be used, a timeline for the project, a budget, and references. You may (but certainly do not need to) submit preliminary data. Completed applications should not be more than 5 pages (and can be much less). 

All UWHA members are eligible.

Proposals will be anonymously reviewed and scored by a group of peers. We will notify applicants of the results by email.

To submit please review the information below and send a word document containing the completed application to execboard@uwhousestaff.com.


Parts of the application:

  • Executive summary (1 paragraph)
    • Provide a brief overview of the problem studied and what you propose to do to research it
    • If your project is funded, this summary will be posted on our website.
  • Background (up to 1/2 to 1 page)
    • What are you interested in and why is this an important problem to study?
    • This does not need to be an in depth review, but it should be enough for a reviewer to understand your project
  • Proposed Research Project (up to 1-2 pages)
    • State your hypothesis
    • Include specific aims and (very) brief methods
    • Specify who you will be working with and where the work will be done
  • Timeline (up to 1/2 page)
    • Specify when the research will be carried out and any significant project milestones
  • Budget (up to 1/2 page)
    • Explain what you will be spending money on and what the total cost will be
    • If possible, be specific about expenses. For example: "5 hours of biostatistician time @ $50/hour ($250)" is preferable to “statistical review ($250)”
    • Note that, because our intent is to fund as many projects as possible, we may award less than the requested amount if there are a large number of high quality proposals. Included the minimum funds needed for a grant to be meaningful.
  • References (up to 1/2 page)
    • mark each citation with sequential numbers 
    • format references according to the AMA Manual of Style 10th edition


Application Timeline:

  • Sunday, April 1: Application process opens
  • Saturday, September 1: Last day to submit applications
  • Monday, September 3: Peer review begins
  • Monday, October 15: Decisions announced
  • Wednesday, October 31: Funds awarded 



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