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2017 Call for Proposals for Multi-center Research due May 19th, 2017

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (PEM CRC) of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce a call for research proposals.
The PEM CRC provides a framework for multi-center investigation, serving to support and facilitate the development of useful and rigorous collaborative research within pediatric emergency medicine. As part of this application process, the PEM CRC steering committee will select up to 2 proposals for this annual award. Selected proposals will receive:

  • Access to the over 40 hospitals and emergency departments which comprise our network
  • Mentorship through experienced PEM academic physicians
  • In-kind access to the PEM CRC data-center at the Baylor College of Medicine. Supported  functions include development of data-use agreements, data dictionary, data aggregation and data cleaning
  • Support for the NEDARC grant-writing workshop attendance from the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine
  • Letter of Support for extramural grant applications

Important Due Dates:
Concept Proposal: May 19th, 2017, 5pm EDT
Full Proposal: August 14th, 2017, 5pm EDT
***Membership to the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine is required to
be considered for this award***

For further information, please contact:
Todd Florin, MD, MSCE
Protocol Review Chair, PEM CRC, SOEM, AAP
Todd.Florin@cchmc.org

 

 

Initial Concept Proposal

Interested applicants are required to submit a concept proposal. Concept proposals will be reviewed to determine suitability for PEM CRC engagement and likelihood of success.

Applicants who most clearly demonstrate the potential of their project to benefit from multi-center collaboration will be invited to submit full proposals.

The concept proposal should consist of the following items:

1. Cover Page: including project title, principal investigator name, title, department and contact information. If applicant is a fellow or junior faculty member, please also include name/title/department of the mentor(s) on the proposal. Also, a statement should be included that confirms that the applicant is a member of the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine.

2. Project Description: not to exceed two single-spaced pages, Arial 11 font size or greater with 1” margins. This limit does not include the cover page or references. This section should include the following sections listed a-d.

  • a. Background and Significance: What health issue or priority within Pediatric Emergency Medicine does this project propose to address? What is the gap in knowledge you hope to address?
  • b. Specific Aims and Hypotheses: What are the research questions and the hypothesized outcomes?
  • c. Methods: How will you accomplish addressing your specific aims? Include a brief overview of study design, study setting and population, primary outcomes, and data collection and analysis.
  • d. Multicenter Engagement: How will multi-center engagement improve the quality of the study?

3. Biosketch: please include a NIH format biosketch of the PI and, if applicable, primary mentor(s). The biosketches should not exceed 5 pages and will not be counted toward the concept page limit. NIH biosketch format (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm#biosketch)

Concept papers should strictly adhere to the above format and page limits.

Submission: Submit your concept proposal, by May 19th, 2017 at 5pm (EDT) via email to todd.florin@cchmc.org

Full Proposal

Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, with notification no later than June 2, 2017. Full proposals are due by August 14th, 2017 by 5:00 pm (EDT) via email to todd.florin@cchmc.org. The full proposal should include the following points:

1. Cover Page: including project title, principal investigator name, title, department and contact information. If applicant is a fellow or junior faculty member, please also include name/title/department of the mentor(s) on the proposal. Also, a statement should be included that confirms that the applicant is a member of the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine.

2. Abstract: Provide a concise description of the proposed research (500 words maximum). You must include:

  • the importance and scope of the health issue to be addressed;
  • the specific research question(s), including aims and objectives;
  • a brief summary of your project design;
  • the potential impact of your research on pediatric emergency medicine

3. Narrative: Addressing the following areas (five page limit, single spaced):

  • Specific aims: What is your research question? What are the hypotheses? Please include clear, measurable objectives.
  • Background and significance: What important health issue will be addressed? What gap in knowledge will your project address? Please describe any relevant experience you have in understanding or studying the proposed health issue. Describe the intended impact of your project.
  • Project design and methods: How do you propose to conduct the project? What methods do you propose to use? What are the endpoints or processes being measured? How will data be collected and analyzed?
  • Describe study participant recruitment if applicable. Address any relevant human subject protection issues and potential risk to study participants, including plan for IRB submission.
  • Multi-center engagement: Describe the key members of your partnership and how this project will benefit from the PEM CRC collaboration.
  • Dissemination and Future Directions: How do you intend to disseminate your project findings? What are your plans to continue this line of research, including plans for securing additional funding?
  • Literature cited: Not included in 5-page limit.

4. Timeline: The project must be completed within 24 months of the start date. Please include a study timeline in your full proposal.
5. Biosketches: Please include a NIH format biosketch for all key study personnel.

6. Budget: Please include a budget and budget justification. The budget should outline all costs needed to complete the project. Please list expected in-kind and external sources of funding expected or being sought. Funding from the PEM CRC is restricted to use of the Data-Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. Please describe if you will be requesting the services of the data-center.

7. Letters of collaboration/support: Provide support letters (as appropriate) from any collaborators. Letters should describe specific details of the collaboration, support, mentorship or consultation.

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