Calls for Research Protocols & Materials

Call for Proposals due May 15, 2016

PEM CRC Research Award:  2016 call for Proposals for Multi-Center Research

 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 1-2 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
  • Biostatistical consultation available for accepted protocols, and preparation for extramural funding applications. Full statistical support and analysis provided for successfully funded studies
  • Letter of Support for extramural grant applications


Important Due Dates:


Concept Proposal: May 15th, 2016, 5pm EST


Full Proposal: August 1st, 2016, 5pm EST


For further information please contact:


Lise Nigrovic, MD, MSc



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:


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.

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

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?

Specific Aims and Hypotheses: What are the research questions and the hypothesized outcomes?

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.

Multicenter Engagement: How will multi-center engagement improve the quality of the study?


Biosketch: please include a NIH format biosketch of the PI and, if applicable, primary mentor(s). The biosketches should not exceed five pages and will not be counted toward the concept page limit.  NIH biosketch is a short, structured CV and can be downloaded from:


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


Submission: Submit your concept proposal by May 15, 2016 at 5pm (EST) via email to

Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, with notification no later than June 15, 2016.   Full proposals will be due on August 1, 2016.

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