Medline: Prevention Above All Discoveries Grants

Program Summary

Medline is committing up to $1 million in total costs over several years to stimulate the gathering of solid evidence that supports the adoption of solutions into clinical practice. A review panel, whose members represent a breadth of research and practice knowledge, will select grant recipients to be awarded up to $25,000 each for pilot grants or up to $100,000 each for an empirical study.


These awards are designed to assist healthcare providers in developing and testing creative solutions or interventions for reducing or preventing healthcare-acquired harms. Recipients of grant awards will be paired with a research mentor/consultant through the grant program to develop methods and guide the conduct of the study, ensuring that a rigorous research process is followed. These studies can be small pilot studies aimed at developing and testing the feasibility of new solutions or larger evaluation studies to more fully test the costs, effectiveness or dissemination of evidence-based solutions.
Only one application from a healthcare provider will be considered (institutions cannot submit more than one application).

Award Information

Pilot grants will generally be up to six months in duration with a budget of no more than $25,000. Empirical studies can be up to $100,000 and last up to a year in duration. Pilot study grantees can go on to submit an empirical study grant at the successful conclusion of the pilot project, or applicants can apply for a full empirical study grant based on their initial letter of intent if they have an existing practice with some evidence base that they wish to evaluate.

Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
3. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research using the submission link below no later than 5:00 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to submit the required letter of intent by the sponsor's June 30, 2013, deadline.


Proposal Due to OVPRED05/06/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF06/23/2013
Date Due to Sponsor06/30/2013
Required LOI Due Date06/30/2013
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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