Because of the extraordinary demands that COVID-19 places on Chicago health systems and faculty, the LOI deadline is extended to May 15, 2020. In addition, applications that address COVID-related priorities of Learning Health Systems are encouraged. Applicants may propose research which addresses pressing questions that may directly impact healthcare delivery and outcomes. The start for scholars with COVID research projects may be expedited. View this resource for guidance on priorities for rapid-cycle evaluations: AcademyHealth: Health systems respond to COVID19
A Chicago Center for Excellence in Learning Health Systems Research Training (ACCELERAT) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for the K12 training opportunity for faculty at Northwestern and Chicago-based medical schools. K12 is a training grant sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), designed to support the early research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in advancing patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) within learning health systems. Specifically, the ACCELERAT K12 grant recipients will develop skills to both conduct high quality research and to facilitate rapid implementation of evidence into health systems to improve the quality and outcomes of care.
The two-year ACCELERAT training program includes:
ACCELERAT scholars will receive a salary of up to $90,000 and will dedicate 75% effort for two years. They will also receive a budget of $25,000 per year for research and training.
The K12 is led by an Executive Committee chaired by Abel Kho, MD, MS (MPI) and Patricia Franklin, MD (MPI), and including David Cella, PhD; Clyde Yancy, MD; Ron Ackermann, MD, MPH; Laurie Wakschlag, PhD; Karl Bilimoria, MD; Jeffrey Linder, MD; and Matthew Davis, MD.
Information about current research funded by the K12 can be found in our scholar profiles page.
Key Dates & Deadlines:
A two-stage application process is planned. Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent (LOI) by May 15, 2020, which will be reviewed by the ACCELERAT Executive Committee. Candidates will be selected to submit a full application based on the alignment of the LOI with the goals of the ACCELERAT career development program. For those uncertain if their research goals align with the ACCELERAT program, office hours with program leaders will be available for discussion prior to submission.
Scholar Budget Template (.xlsx)
Sample Biographical Sketch
Sample Bio-sketch (.pdf)
Individuals are eligible if they are:
Individuals are NOT eligible to be scholar candidates if they:
Note that K12 Scholars should be strongly encouraged to apply for independent research grant support (e.g., R01, R21, R03) by the end of their final year of appointment to the K12 grant.
Scholars are NOT allowed to reduce their level of effort below 75% over the course of the award.
Questions and Support
For more information and to be added to the listserv, please contact ACCELERAT@northwestern.edu.
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