CALL FOR PROPOSALS
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND (ECDF) OF THE JOINT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Subject Areas: Healthcare Research, Medical Education, Medical Technology and Community Health
Background: Important changes have been occurring in medical practice, research and healthcare education worldwide for the past two decades. These reforms have been brought about by advances in medical practice and new technology, increase in patients knowledge and expectations and changing incidence of diseases in various parts of the World. As a result there have been upsurge in research and development activities to meet the needs of society. This is particularly important for developing institutions of higher education in Europe. The International Community Development Fund (ICDF) and the European Community Development Fund (ECDF) of the Joint International Academies of Research and Education wish to fund various research activities in the areas of healthcare research, medical education and healthcare technologies over the next five years through its Professorial Award. The objectives of the award are to establish a high-quality and sustainable capacity and increase research, education and teaching at Professorial levels as recommended by the Joint International Academies of Education Committee.
Eligibility: Academics and Researchers who have made important groundbreaking contributions to Healthcare Research, Medical Practice, Education and Medical Technology are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will hold senior academic rank, or equivalent, have international recognition of their research contributions, have lengthy records of peer reviewed publications in major scientific journals, and have long track records of substantial funding from International Institutes of Health and Education or other national and international funding agencies. The applicants are also expected to be heads/directors of departments or units in the relevant fields, and they would be referred to as “Senior Fellows” in the context of this call process.
Country of Study: Any country within the European Continent
Frequency: Every five years
Eligible Developing Institution: A Higher Education Institution or University, which has been in operation for not less than 15 years within the European Continent. The chosen Institution/University should have no existing Centre or Institute of Medical and Health Science Research, Medical Education and Healthcare Technologies, and Community Health and has been aspiring to acquire these facilities, but is limited by lack of adequate funding. The Fellow would be required to show evidence of existing work with his or her chosen higher education institution before applying for the second phase of the grant application. It is also desirable for the Fellow to show evidence of work with their existing healthcare organisations and professional bodies, which would benefit and enhance the work of his/her chosen developing University or Higher Education Institution. The Fellow is also eligible to collaborate with government healthcare agencies, health and education consortia, private education and research sectors, and charitable, and non-profit making healthcare and educational organisations in the application of the award and in carrying out the project.
Value: 350,000 Euros for 5 years, subject to approved costing of expenditure. Please note that the amount of grant awarded would depend on the quality of the proposed project.
Number of Awards Offered: One
Closing Dates: 16:00 hours GMT on 28th February 2019 is the closing date for the submission of the Initial Qualifying Application Form (please see the section for application and selection procedures for more details on the closing dates for the various stages of the application).
Purposes of the Award:
Application and Selection Procedure:
Applicants should complete and send the initial application questionnaires in order to assess their eligibility to apply for the grant. Applicants should include short summary of the proposed project of not more than 250 words, a proposed outline budget and a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Awards Manager by 16:00 hours GMT on 28th February 2019. Short listed applicants would be invited to apply for the award and would be notified by 29th March 2019 with full application pack and Guidance Notes. The full application process will be in three stages as follows:
(i). All invited applicants are required to submit their second phase application form by 31st May 2019. All received applications will be peer reviewed and short listed applicants would be invited to submit further documentation if necessary. All applicants in this stage will be notified of the outcome of the peer review process by 31st July 2019. Short listed applicants from this phase may also be invited to attend interviews on 30th August 2019 if further clarifications are needed. The successful applicant will be notified by 10th September 2019.
(ii). Agreement and contract of Award will be exchanged and signed by the Fellow, participating organisations and his/her chosen developing University or Higher Education institution and the sponsors by 16 September 2019.
(iii). The Project is expected to commence by 30 September 2019. The new Centre, or School or Institute is expected to be officially opened by 15 October 2019.
Please note that the above dates may change in the event of unforeseen circumstances, and new dates would be notified to the candidates.
Additional Information: At the conclusion of the project, a short report and a final financial statement will be required. Yearly Annual Reports on the progress of the Centre, or School or Institute are required. The beneficiary’s and the hosting institution’s academic and research profiles would also be promoted to a higher level.
Please send completed application to:
Association of Health Care Professionals Education Services
The Awards Co-ordinator
European Community Development Fund (ECDF) of the Joint International Academies of Research and Education (JIARE)
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