March 28, 2019

IPE Small Grants – Request for Proposals NOW OPEN!

Request for Proposals

Proposals Now Accepted for Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Small Grants

The UAMS Office of Interprofessional Education is now accepting proposals for its small grant program, which this year will highlight interdisciplinary efforts focused on population health. Deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m., May 1, 2019.

Program Goal:

Promote the scholarship of interdisciplinary collaboration and practice in population health and interprofessional education

The interprofessional project requesting support may include, but is not limited to, a focus on population health such as:

  1. The impact of interprofessional practice on population health, including:


  1. Research or curriculum development focused on the Quadruple Aim — enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, improving the work life of the provider — in clinical, educational or population health arenas

Multiple grants will be awarded. Grants will range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PIs and other investigators may be faculty, postdocs, graduate students, or clinical staff — but must be affiliated with UAMS (faculty or staff must be UAMS employees; graduate students must be enrolled in UAMS Graduate School).
  • The investigator team must have an interprofessional composition. “Interprofessional” is defined as the representation of two or more professions (e.g., nurse and physician, pharmacist and physician assistant, clinical practitioner and public health specialist).
  • In addition to including investigators representing multiple professions, the proposed project should aim to establish a relationship between interprofessional practice and outcomes.
  • Scholarly work that establishes baseline data or demonstrates strong potential for obtaining additional funding will be viewed favorably.

Application Process:
Include abbreviated curriculum vitae (or NIH Biosketch) of all investigators
Include letter(s) of support from the supervisor of the PI and Co-PI (if applicable)

Maximum of five pages including:

  1. Specific Aims
  2. Significance and Innovation
  3. Rationale for the interprofessional team’s composition, along with roles and responsibilities for each project team member
  4. A description of how an interprofessional team is required for project design and implementation
  5. How the project addresses one or more elements of population health, if applicable
  6. Rationale and Approach (including methods, outcome measures, data analysis plans, and project evaluation)
  7. A plan to evaluate the project’s outcomes and the function of the interprofessional team
  8. Plan for dissemination of results (presentation of work at a relevant national meeting and/or publication is required)
  9. References cited will not count as part of the page limit
  10. Timeline (including a progress report at six months and project completion within 12 months after receiving funds/IRB approval)
  11. IRB approval (if available). Note that IRB approval is required before funding can be awarded.
  12. Budget may include travel to present at a professional meeting, supplies, participant fees, IRB fee, and other expenses needed to conduct the work. Grant funds may not be used for salary support. Entire awarded amount will be transferred after receipt of IRB approval.


For questions about this grant program, please contact the Office of Interprofessional Education, or call (501)686-5686.

Deadline: 5 p.m., May 1, 2019
Submit completed application packet as a single PDF file to: