Grant Generating Project (GGP)
The GGP is open to all faculty members who are interested in pursuing investigator-generated independent research on topics of interest to primary care. Applications are welcome from individuals with MD, PhD, ScD, EdD and other terminal degrees. Previous course work or applied experience in research methods is preferred for optimal participation. Research methods will not be taught during this fellowship.
Each Fellow will be responsible for a $4,000 USD tuition (does not include conference registration fees) in addition to their travel costs. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Expectations for Fellows
The GGP demands a high level of commitment from its participants. Fellows are required to meet all deadlines for completion and revision of documents, submission of materials to mentors and submission to the GGP program. Fellows are required to have a mentor to consult with throughout the fellowship year. This may be an experienced researcher/grant writer from their own department or program, or an experienced researcher/grant writer from another department, university or program. Fellows generally select their own mentors. If requested, the GGP director may be able to provide recommendations or assistance in making contact with potential mentors. Fellows are expected to attend the two full day in-person sessions even if this attendance is done virtually.
Expectations of Sponsoring Departments and Programs
To be considered for participation, candidates must submit a letter of support from their Department Chairs, including explicit commitment of:
- At least 20 percent protected time to complete grant writing activities. Letters of support from the sponsoring Department Chair or Program Director, required as a component of the GGP application, must specify the amount of protected time that will be given if the applicant is accepted into the program.
- Sufficient time to conduct the study if funded.
- Commitment to pay GGP fellowship fee.
- Financial support to attend all GGP in-persons sessions (1-2 per academic year).