Research Management Group (RMG)

2018 Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants
Request for Proposals

Funding opportunity for Intermountain-Stanford project teams consisting of paired Principal Investigators (Co-PIs), one PI from Stanford University School of Medicine (with University Tenure Line (UTL), Medical Center Line (MCL), Non-Tenure Line Research (NTLR) and Clinician Educator (CE) faculty appointments and one PI from Intermountain Healthcare, who have jointly written a project proposal in their shared discipline of interest.  (See eligibility, introduction and key objective)

The program seeks to promote effective collaborative partnerships between investigative teams at the two institutions who can complement each others’ strengths. While the spectrum of the types of research that will be considered is broad, proposals for projects that advance the science of healthcare delivery will be prioritized. Ideal projects would use the principles of implementation science to test dissemination of best practices, demonstrate practical applicability, involve frontline staff, and show clear potential for expansion in scale and scope.



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Guidelines   Download the RFP >> PDF


Timeline:
Early deadline for implementation science feedback*: March 26, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT or earlier
Internal deadline:   May 11, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT (see application guidelines below)
Award period:  October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 

 

*Early Deadline for Implementation Science Feedback:
While not required, Stanford and Intermountain investigator teams are highly encouraged to work ahead of the proposal deadline to take advantage of support offered through the Stanford Evaluation Sciences Unit and the Intermountain Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research Team to align proposals with the implementation models and theories. Project proposals should include a research and implementation plan which is integrated with clinical operations and institutional commitments. Investigators should demonstrate mindfulness of the required resources, vision of the leadership team, strategy for measuring/deploying, context of the work, etc. 

If you want to take advantage of this assistance,

Amount and Period of funding:
The Committee is interested in funding projects of various sizes, up to a maximum of $75,000 for a 1-year period.  Awards will be granted for the period from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 and must be completed in that timeframe. All unexpended funds will be forfeited, if not spent within the 12-month award period. However, carry forwards will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Investigators who believe they have truly novel ideas for health care transformation within a health care delivery system and require funding beyond the scope of this grant are encouraged to explore other sources of funding.  They may contact the co-chairs for ideas on alternative sources.

Eligibility:



Introduction

As an integrated health system, Intermountain Healthcare has a vision to be a model health system by providing evidence-based clinical care and superior service at an affordable cost. Intermountain Healthcare has a strong performance improvement history in key clinical programs that cross the spectrum of care (primary care through tertiary care) with a mission of “helping people live the healthiest lives possible.”

Stanford University School of Medicine is a world-wide leader in science and research. As a premier research medical school, Stanford School of Medicine is home to faculty who are continuously exploring and developing new technologies that test the limits of science. The mission to “improve health through leadership, diversity and a collaborative approach to discovery” continues to result in breakthrough findings that benefit patients worldwide.

Investigators at both Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University have a unique opportunity to improve patient care, on a large scale and within a healthcare delivery system, through ongoing performance improvement, investigation, innovation, and education, all focused on healthcare transformation. Through the Intermountain-Stanford Grant Program, the Intermountain-Stanford Collaborative Committee will provide project awards to teams of investigators from both institutions conducting research to advance healthcare transformation, idealy through the scale and spread of proven or promising clinical improvements.

The program seeks to promote effective collaborative partnerships between investigative teams at the two institutions who can complement each others’ strengths. While the spectrum of the types of research that will be considered is broad, proposals for projects that advance the science of healthcare delivery will be prioritized. Ideal projects would use the principles of implementation science to test dissemination of best practices, demonstrate practical applicability, involve frontline staff, and show clear potential for expansion in scale and scope.



Key Objective

The Grant Program will promote a robust affiliation between Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University by providing pilot grant funding for innovative joint investigation initiatives.

The program especially seeks applications proposing bold ideas or approaches for research that are likely to

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria :



Award Process:
Proposals will be evaluated by a committee composed of Intermountain leaders and Stanford faculty using the above criteria and an NIH-style review process.  Projects may be subject to coordinated agreements regarding data use and sharing, materials transfer, as well as dual IRB review requiring an aligned protocol, before award dispersal.  While the research efforts will be joint, funding will be issued separately from each institution to cover only its own efforts and expenditures; funding from one institution will not cross to the other.

The paired project teams will be subject to brief quarterly collaboration and financial reporting, final progress reporting, sharing results in standard fashion (including, but not limited to, presentations at intramural and extramural scientific meetings, co-authoring of manuscripts, submission to peer-reviewed journals), and co-application to NIH for funding of derivative projects.  Please note that grant awardees may be contacted by the program office in the future, after completion of the project, to inquire as to further outcomes of the collaboration

 

Proposal Submission:

Projects must choose a primary program area for the application. Please communicate with the program staff, if it is unclear which program area is the best fit.  In all cases, projects will be awarded only one grant per annual grant cycle.

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

By May 11, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT, please submit one PDF file containing the following (in the order listed below) via email attachment to intermountain-stanford-collab@stanford.edu

The file name should be: Stanford_PI_Last name_Intermountain_PI_ Last name_grant_RFP.pdf

Institutional representatives: you do not have to submit your proposals through your Research Process Manager (RPM) in the Research Management Group (RMG) for their approval.


NOTE:
Do not include appendices to the proposal. Figures and tables must be included within the body of the proposal. Applications that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered for review. Further, investigators can request from intermountain-stanford-collab@stanford.edu a previous year’s funded grant for reference.


Questions? Contacts:
For questions regarding the application process and requirements, please contact intermountain-stanford-collab@stanford.edu
 

 

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