Interprofessional Clinician Program

Accepting Applications

The Interprofessional Clinician Program (ICP) Award provides non-faculty staff at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health the opportunity to design, develop and implement a research study that advances and improves patient care outcomes.

Applicants may include staff from Patient Care Services, Child Life, Pharmacy, and Rehabilitation Services. Research projects should focus on novel approaches to improving clinical care for mothers, babies, and children.

Funding Details

The ICP award offers recipients up to 200 hours in MCHRI Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) services and provides up to 200 hours of protected time away from clinical duties through the Patient Care Services and/or the Department of Nursing Research and EBP per grant.

In addition, applicants may request funds for supplies up to $5,000 to complete their project.

The performance period is up to 18 months and the project proposed must be feasible within this timeframe.

Office Hours

Please attend an information session about the ICP award for more guidance. There will be two information sessions:

December 6, 2023 1PM:
https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc--qpj8rGNOvWzJkDz2dH4YE_1vA8Abx

December 12, 2023, 1PM: https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrfuqprDorGNbr6681Se6sLo8Erzd_dN2s

 

Office Hour Recording:

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE
February 4, 2024

FULL PROPOSAL (BY INVITATION)
May 6, 2024

AWARD START DATE
July 1, 2024

Types of Research

Research must be primarily related to maternal child health. “Child” refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent.

Projects must be novel to the field and can be a continuation or expansion of the investigator’s current research.

The types of research eligible include, but are not limited to, clinical outcomes research, patient centered research, behavioral or qualitative research, and health services research.

Topics or research area examples:

  1. Practice changes and impact on outcomes
  2. Social Determinates of Health
  3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the clinical setting
  4. Patient care models in the inpatient or outpatient settings
  5. Workforce wellness and resiliency

Student research projects are not eligible for ICP funding. Quality improvement projects are not appropriate for this mechanism.

Category I: New Researcher
A ‘New Researcher’ is defined as an individual who has not led or been the first author on a published research study and has not served as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Project Director (PD) for a study. Category I applicants must identify an experienced researcher to serve as their mentor and as the PD/PI for the IRB submission when submitting the Letter of Intent.

A mentor must be identified for new researchers. A mentor must hold an academic appointment and be capable of submitting an IRB at Stanford University. They must have documented experience in conducting research studies at Stanford, which can be demonstrated through publications, grant funding, or IRB-approved protocols.

Category II: Experienced Researcher
An ‘Experienced Researcher' is an individual who has led at least one research study or has been the first author on one study. Experienced researchers must submit a Letter of Intent and identify someone who can serve as the PI/PD for the IRB protocol of their study.

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be full-time employees at SMCH for at least one year, working within Patient Care Services, Child Life, Pharmacy, or Rehabilitation Services.
    • Examples of non-faculty: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Child Life Specialists, Pharmacists, and Social Workers.
  • All applicants must have, or plan on, having a focus on maternal child health research.
  • Applicants must have a masters or doctoral degree.
  • Faculty members in the School of Medicine (SOM), including physicians with academic appointments and postdocs working within the SOM, are not eligible to apply for the ICP award.

 

A mentor must be identified for new researchers. See definition of new researcher below.
  • A mentor must hold an academic appointment and be capable of submitting an IRB at Stanford University. They must have documented experience in conducting research studies at Stanford, which can be demonstrated through publications, grant funding, or IRB-approved protocols.
 
You must have a SUNet ID to submit the application in REDCap.  Applicants can call the Stanford University Help Desk at 650-725-4357 and request a SUNet ID.

Please contact MCHRI Administration at mchri_admin@stanford.edu or 650-724-0279 with any questions.