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2013/14 AMS Call to Caring Project Grants Competition

The AMS Phoenix Project is now accepting applications for the 2013/14 AMS Call to Caring Project Grants competition. This initiative is funded by the Associated Medical Services.

This year, the target of the grants is education and practice research and innovation projects that have the potential to re-affirm the importance of compassion in health care. The AMS Phoenix Project is particularly interested in projects that increase our understanding of: the hidden curriculum, transition points in education or practice where compassion/person-centred care is at risk, and effective ways to include patient voices in education and clinical practice.

The competition is open to those actively involved in health professions education or clinical practice, and to exceptional students in health care-related disciplines. The intent of the Project Grants is to facilitate the equivalent of up to $40,000 to support the proposed Project. The AMS Phoenix Project will award up to $20,000 for one year (2013/14). The applicant’s supporting organization (university, college, hospital, employer, other) must match the AMS Phoenix Project funding.

This funding opportunity has a two-stage application process: Stage 1 requires the completion of a Letter of Intent (LOI); Stage 2 requires the completion of a more detailed application upon invitation. Timelines for the competition are as follows:

May 2013 Announcement of AMS Call to Caring Project Grants
June 30, 2013 Deadline for receipt of Stage 1 application
July 30, 2013 Applicants notified about the invitation to advance to Stage 2
Sept. 6, 2013 Deadline for receipt of Stage 2 application
Oct. 1, 2013 Stage 2 applicants notified of the decision about grant funding

More information about this competition can be found here. Applicants can goto Stage One Upload page to submit their Stage One LOI. Finalists from Stage One will be required to go to Stage Two Upload page to  submit a more detailed proposal of their proposed Project.

For questions about this initiative please contact:

Beverley J. Nickoloff, Consultant, The AMS Phoenix Project

Email: bev.nickoloff@sympatico.ca 

Telephone: 416 484 4523