Current Available Funding

What is Microresearch?

Microsearch is a community-based research approach that supports, with small “seed grant” funding, locally generated and implemented projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved communities, resulting in big impact.

Rural PREP's Microresearch Approach

Rural PREP is providing multiple awards of up to $4,000 each to encourage research by learners in rural health professions education and training about:

  • Rural primary care
  • Rural population health
  • Rural health workforce education and training

A faculty mentor will be assigned by Rural PREP or approved as requested by the student.

Who is eligible to apply?

Current students in a medical school or a nurse practitioner or physician assistant program, residents in a rural physician residency program, or other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.

Deadline

Applications are due Tuesday, May 26 for priority consideration. 

Past Opportunities

The MUS Institute for Interprofessional Eduction and Collaborative Practice (MUS-IPE Institute) requests proposals for research in IPE. The goal of the IPE Research Seed Grant program is to promote collaboration between and among unique educational disciplines to acquire data that will support extramural grant acquisition. The award will provide up to $5000 - $7500. The project must be completed within 12 months of the award date. The funding period will begin on July 1st.

Proposals are due onMarch 1st.

The World Health Organization (2010 Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice) provides the following definition:

Interprofessional Education: “when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health.”

Research proposals must be designed within the context of the WHO definition. 

Eligibility

  • MSU tenure and non-tenure track faculty members

Criteria for Selection

  • Required:
    • Minimum of two disciplines involved in the research project
  • Additional consideration will be given to:
    • Research that engages students as research assistants
    • Collaboration between different colleges
    • Research that targets underserved populations

Format 

  • Names and contact information of faculty, titles and department(s)
  • Project title and abstract
  • Research proposal (5-page limit)
    • Describe the aims, significance, methods, and expected outcomes. What will the research accomplish?
    • Describe the interprofessional collaboration necessary for this project. How will the faculty collaborate and how will the collaboration be sustained?
  • Faculty CVs
  • Budget and Budget justification (2-page limit)
  • Letter of support from the dean or department head if necessary (see FAQ)

Submission

Applications should be sent as one pdf file to Michele Hardy (michele.hardy@montana.edu) with cc to Cindra Stahl (cindra.stahl@montana.edu) by March 1st.

Funding decisions and notifications will be completed by the end of March.

FAQ

  • Funds can be used to support student who are part of the research project.
  • Salary support for non-tenure track faculty is allowed, subject to investigator negotiation with the dean or department head.
  • Funds to support AY salary for tenure track faculty are not allowed.  Summer salary may be allowable in some cases, subject to investigator negotiation with the dean or department head. 
  • Yes, if specifically related to proposed research  - requires approval by the MSU Institute leadership
  • Yes, if publication is a direct result of provided research funds.  The MUS IPE Institute must be cited as the source of funding to support the work.
  • Indirect costs are not allowed through this internal mechanism.
  • Yes.  The ePCF is the formal record of proposal submissions to the university.  This record is required for index numbers, if funded, as well as appropriate academic credit.

 

For more information, please contact:

Michele Hardy
MUS IPE Institute Co-Director
michele.hardy@montana.edu
406-994-2752.