UWHA Grant Program

Update 5/23/17 -

Due to the very large volume of high quality submissions, review is taking longer than expected. We will be contacting applicants in the coming days with results.


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 $1000-$3000.  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 uwha@uw.edu.


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
  • 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:

  • Monday, April 17 - application proces opens
  • Monday, May 8 - last day to submit applications
  • Tuesday, May 9 - peer review begins
  • Monday, May 22 -  decisions announced
  • Monday, June 5 - funds awarded 



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