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The Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is pleased to announce an opportunity for $5,000 to $15,000 seed grants for 13-month Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Collaborative (IPC) pilot projects. Proposals should be practice- or classroom-focused, with educational and evaluative components employing the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update. Grant funds may not be used toward salary or benefit support. The following definitions of IPE/IPC should be used when developing proposals.

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. 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 seed grant funding will be participation by at least two members of the team at a campus-based interprofessional symposium in the fall 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). Additional information can be found at https://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/academics/simulation-learning-labs/spp/.

Visit the Center for Interprofessional Education's website for additional information and to download the application.



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