Application for Faculty Engagement Grant 2014-2015

The University of Texas Medical BranchCLICK FOR APPLICATION 
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This grant seeks to support faculty pursuing training, attending conferences, or engaging in initiatives that strengthen interprofessional education, collaborative practice and teamwork at UTMB.

Grants will be awarded at a maximum amount of $1,000 each. All UTMB faculty members are invited to apply. Funds can be used to cover registration or travel expenses to a conference, webinar, workshop or training in the United States, or to support IPEP initiatives, as approved by the IPEP review committee.  Grant applications must include the name, dates, and location of the conference, training, or event, as well as a brief statement of how the faculty member plans to apply the experience to the enhancement of Interprofessional Education at UTMB.


Interprofessional Education Goals:
Goal 1  Knowledge Acquisition.
Students will acquire insight into the knowledge, skills, and roles of healthcare-related disciplines.

Goal 2  Observational Learning.
Students will observe interprofessional teamwork and identify barriers and facilitating mechanisms for the development and operation of such teams.

Goal 3  Participatory Learning.
Students will practice optimal interprofessional teamwork.

Goal 4  Innovation Development.
Students will acquire skills to develop, implement, and evaluate interprofessional projects aimed at enhancing health and wellness.

Goal 5  Leadership Building.
Students will learn to provide leadership in formulation of interprofessional teams including the elimination of barriers to success.

Proposals are reviewed by an IPEP review committee and are evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. A major focus of the conference, training or event relates to the educational objectives listed above.
2. Evidence of commitment to interprofessional education, collaborative practice, and teamwork, with a brief statement of how the faculty member plans to enhance interprofessional education at UTMB.

Use of Funds
 - Funds may be used for travel, lodging, and/or registration fees for conferences or training within the United States.
 - Grant recipients will submit detailed information for the conference or training they plan to attend.
 - International Travel is not permitted for this faculty grant.
 - The funds may also be used to support other IPEP activities or initiatives, as approved by the IPEP review committee.
 - The amount indicated for approval will be reimbursed to the faculty member upon return from the conference or training, or after the event takes place and funds have been spent.


Timeline and Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

• The IPEP Review committee will review all submitted proposals, and will make the final decision regarding grant recipients.
• The committee may ask the faculty member to supply additional information and/or to revise and resubmit their application.
• All travel and expenditures must be completed and submitted before August 10, 2014.
• Decisions will be announced by email in a timely manner.

Contact: For further information about the grant process, please contact Shelley Smith, Assistant Director for Interprofessional Education, at: