- An IRB or IACUC application must be submitted PRIOR to the grant application submission and evidence of submission must be provided.
- If it is believed that the project does not require IRB approval, evidence of this must be provided from the IRB.
- An IRB or IACUC approval letter must be received by the Research Educator within 60 days of award notice or funds will not be granted.
Selection and Award Process:
- Applicants must submit an idea submission form by the deadline and meet with the Research Educator to discuss the project before the final application is due.
- All written applications will be scored by at least two committee members and the authors with the highest scores will be invited to do an oral presentation of their proposal before the committee.
- Final awards will be granted to applicants with the highest combined written and oral scores.
Requirements of Grant Recipients:
- Seed grant recipients are required to submit quarterly progress reports (within five business days of receiving them) to the Research Educator in the form of a completed “three-month update” form. At the end of the project they must complete the “annual/final progress report.”
- Prior to the end of the funding period, grant recipients will be required to: •Submit the results of their funded project to the Einstein resident/fellow research competition in May and complete a poster for EHN’s Research Recognition Week.
- Write up the results of their project and submit them to a journal with a Pub Med ID.
Healthcare Disparities (HCD)
- Healthcare Disparities Seed Grants provide funding to conduct exploratory research or interventions to reduce healthcare disparities in the Broad Street Health Enterprise Zone. The Broad Street Health Enterprise Zone was established in 2016 by State and local government officials to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, and stabilize and reduce health care costs in North Philadelphia. Proposals for 2018-2019 must focus on reduction in Emergency Department Visits, Food Insecurities, or Surgical Disparities.