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Department of Family Medicine, VCU Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Family Medicine and Population Health Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center

VCU Department of Family Medicine

Research

Part II

Deadline: June 30

Materials to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae including education, experience in both research and clinical areas as applicable and research interests.
  • Letter of support from department chair or program director. The letter should clearly specify the following:
    • Assurance of adequate — at least 20 percent — protected time to complete the proposal and related GGP requirements
    • Departmental or program support of the applicant’s research interest
    • Departmental or program commitment of time and funding required to attend all GGP workshops
      • Current plans are for four workshops in the 2014-15 fellowship year, two of which are held in conjunction with other national family medicine/primary care conferences
    • Use of a laptop computer for work at GGP meetings and personal computer for office use in grant preparation and GGP-related assignments
  • Letter of support from dean or hospital director.
  • Description of formal course work taken in research methods, statistics, epidemiology and other related areas that would benefit the applicant in grant writing and project execution. Please note, this information is used for GGP planning purposes and not for fellowship selection.
  • A rough draft concept paper written by the applicant. This is a very critical component of the application. It gives the GGP selection committee an idea of the type of work the applicant is interested in conducting and is used by the fellow in identifying an appropriate mentor. The concept paper will be revised during the early phases of the GGP training and submitted as required to the prospective funding agency. It will ultimately be the basis of the proposal the GGP fellow will complete during the fellowship year. The concept paper should include:
    • Description and background of the problem or issue to be investigated
    • A very brief literature review
    • The significance of the problem or issue
    • The research aim, including hypotheses
    • If appropriate, methods and budget, including a very brief overall estimate and a breakdown of major line items such as salaries, travel and supplies
    • Concept paper (Sample 1) ; Concept paper (Sample 2)
  • Name and contact information, including mailing address, e-mail address, office phone number and fax number, of the person who will serve as the GGP fellow’s mentor. If a mentor has not been selected by the time of application, the fellow will be expected to identify a mentor and provide this information as soon as possible after acceptance into the program.

Submissions

Materials should be submitted by e-mail to drlongo@vcu.edu.

Materials that cannot be sent electronically may be mailed to:

Grant Generating Project
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Family Medicine
Daniel R. Longo, Sc.D.
West Hospital, 14 th Floor, North Wing
P.O. Box 980251
Richmond, Virginia 23298

Materials may be faxed to the attention of Daniel Longo at (804) 828-5856.