UWHA Grant Program

UWHA Research Grant Award

Application process is OPEN

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 paying UWHA members are eligible.

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

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2018 by 6pm.

Proposals will be anonymously reviewed and scored by this year's UWHA board members. We will notify applicants of the results by email in December 2018.

Proposal Guidelines:

  • Executive summary (250 words)
    • 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 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 peer reviewer to understand your project.
  • Proposed Research Project (1-3 pages)
    • State your hypothesis in one sentence.
    • Include specific aims (maximum of 2) 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, what the total cost will be, and a brief justification (in table format).
    • 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. Include the minimum funds needed for a grant to be meaningful. 
    • Budget can include contracted personal services (research subjects, outside consultants), supplies and materials (books, assays, equipment, computer hardware/software), or scientific meeting travel expenses (flights, registration fees, lodging, transportation). 
    • Budget cannot exceed $2500. Must include discussion of other funding sources if project budget exceeds $2500, otherwise chances of funding are less likely. 
  • References (up to 1/2 page)
    • Mark each citation with sequential numbers.
    • Format references according to the AMA Manual of Style 10th edition.
  • Grant Formatting
    • 0.5" page margins, single-spaced, no less than 12 point Arial font (regular). 
    • 5 pages maximum.
    • Use of provided template below is preferred but not required.

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(Updated 8/15/2018)