Health Care System Scholars Program

  • Funding Type:
    Grant Funding
  • Opportunity From:

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory

Opportunity Description:

The Health Care Systems (HCS) Scholars Program offers mid-level to senior researchers an opportunity to develop ePCTs with health care or systems interested in improving the care provided to people living with AD/ADRD and their care partners. These one year awards are for up to $120,000 in direct costs with an indirect cost rate capped at 8%. The goals of the HCS Scholars Program are to embed a researcher in a health care organization or system to:

1. Foster a mutually beneficial partnership between a researcher and health care organization or system with the aim of conducting future ePCT research to improve the care of PLWD and their care partners

2. Train investigators about the complexities of conducting research in health care settings and obtain on-the-ground knowledge about how new research programs are successfully introduced at all levels of the organization (e.g., front-line providers to executive leaders)

3. Engage health care settings in learning more about what it means to conduct ePCTs, to assist in identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement in dementia care, and potentially conducting an evaluation of related quality improvement projects

Letters of Intent are required and due by 5pm ET February 8, 2022 . An optional informational webinar about the program will be hosted on January 20, 2022 at 1:15pm ET to provide investigators with an overview of the program and application details. Pre-registration is required. Register here

Learn more about the application process