Pacific Coast College Health Association Research and Grants Committee

Annual Call for Proposals for Dr. Joel Grinolds' Grants

Available to students as well as staff and faculty. See criteria below.

Purpose:

To make available, on an annual basis, financial support for college health researchers and innovators.

Award Amount Available:

A total of $5,000 will be available in this year. This could be two awards of a minimum of $2,500 each, or one award totaling no more than $5,000 based upon the number of proposals. It is the policy of PCCHA to provide funding for direct costs only in support of the Dr. Joel Grinolds’ grants. No grant funds shall be allocated to indirect costs, also known as overhead, facilities, or other administrative costs.

Criteria:


  1. Proposed research or innovation must be in an area relevant to college health or to the health of students. Proposals that contribute broadly to the body of college health research and development are encouraged.
  2. Applicants, in addition to the institution, must be a current member of ACHA/PCCHA.
  3. Applicants may be part of the institution’s staff, faculty, or student body.
  4. Applicants must submit a formal proposal that does not exceed 5 pages. The proposal must be student oriented, clearly delineate costs in proposed budget, including other funding sources necessary to implement grant (if applicable, future funding) and a method of evaluation.
  5. Proposals must have potential to impact institutions other than the grant recipient’s institution.
  6. Proposed projects must be a novel and innovative enterprise that goes beyond the existing and expected education and/or research efforts on campus.

Proposal Guidelines:

The proposal should include the following:

  1. Title of proposal
  1. Requester’s information (name, title, university name, mailing address, office phone)
  1. A problem statement or needs assessment documenting the problem to be solved or the needs to be met by the proposal.
  1. Objectives – establishes the benefits of the proposal in measurable terms.
  1. Methods – describes the activities to be used to achieve the desired results, along with a time line.
  1. Evaluation – presents a plan for determining the degree to which objectives are met, methods are followed, and continuation or usefulness of information beyond the grant period.
  1. Budget – indirect costs will NOT be covered by the grant. Indicate whether partial funding from the grant can be used to combine with other funds to achieve the proposal’s goals, and how certain the other funding sources are.
  1. A plan for dissemination of the results – presentations or poster sessions at PCCHA regional meetings or ACHA meetings as well as publication is strongly encouraged.
  1. Cover letter from chairperson, director, or department head who will be responsible for funds and conduct the program.

Proposal Timeline:


  1. Call for proposals accepted no later than the beginning of each calendar year and must be received by April 1, 2017.
  1. Proposals will be reviewed after closing date and completed by April 30, 2017.
  1. Final selections shall be submitted to the PCCHA Executive Committee for final approval. The PCCHA Executive Committee will announce the award recipient(s) by June 30, 2017.
  1. Grant Award Committee: consists of physician(s), nurse/NP/PA(s), administrator(s), health educator(s), student(s), and other experts/professionals as needed.

The committee reserves the right to reject any or all proposals if they do not comply with the intent of these funds.

2017 Committee Members:


Submit proposal on or before the deadline to:


Research and Grants Committee:
Laurel Halsey, MBA
Administrative Director
University Health Services
University of California, Berkeley
2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 3010
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 642-3748
Fax: (510) 643-5079
Emal: lhalsey@berkeley.edu