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The Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is pleased to announce an opportunity for up to a $25,000 grant for a 13-month Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Collaborative (IPC) project that is focused on team-based care during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Proposals should be practice- or classroom-focused, with educational and evaluative components employing the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. 
  • Grant funds up to $15,000 may be used toward salary/benefit support of stipend assuming approval from the individual's supervisor in their primary UMB school.

Proposal Criteria

The project proposal must meet two criteria:

Criteria 1: It must seek to engage students from two or more disciplines in at least one of the following areas (excerpted and modified from Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update).

  1. Work with individuals of other health, law, and/or human service professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
  2. Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professionals to appropriately access and address the health care needs of the patients and populations served.
  3. Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and treatment of disease.
  4. Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.

Criteria 2: Proposals must include faculty from at least two or more disciplines, with at least one faculty affiliated with UMB.

Applications are due by Feb. 24, 2021, via email to Reetta Gach at rgach@umaryland.edu with COVID-19 Grant in the subject line. Proposals will be reviewed by the center director and co-directors, and faculty will be notified of a decision by April 2, 2021. Funds will be distributed by May 7, 2021. A requirement for the grant funding will be participation by at least two members of the team at a campus-based interprofessional symposium in November 2022, where they will present the results of their project. Funds must be expended no later than June 30, 2022, with a final report due to the Center for Interprofessional Education by Dec. 5, 2022. Unexpended funds will be transferred back to the center. 

If you plan to use standardized patients through the University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Medicine Standardized Patient Program, please contact the director, Nancy Culpepper (nculpepper@umaryland.edu).

For more information and to download the application, visit the Center for Interprofessional Education's website.


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