Faculty-Generated Research Grant Program

Letters of intent (LOIs) are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 PAEA Faculty-Generated Research Grant. The Faculty-Generated Research Grant Program funds projects that propose rigorous, sophisticated methods and analyses to address novel research questions. To accomplish these goals, PAEA provides a substantial investment of up to $50,000 for a study that meaningfully expands the existing body of knowledge on PA education and/or the PA profession.

This funding can be used for expenses such as supplementing personnel salary to protect dedicated time for their research, collecting data, traveling to a clinical site, funding a student research assistant (including work-study student), or purchasing materials needed for research.

The overall goals of the PAEA Faculty-Generated Research Grants program are to:

  • Promote quality scholarship regarding PA education and the PA field
  • Increase research capacity and collaboration across institutions
  • Encourage the development and training of emerging PA researchers

Early-career faculty and applicants that have submitted in previous years are especially encouraged to apply. While all proposals will be considered, preference will favor projects that address PAEA’s two key priority areas below. Projects that involve collaboration between member institutions and/or mentorship among experienced and junior PA faculty researchers will also receive special consideration.

  • Increasing clinical education capacity
  • Attracting and retaining students and faculty from diverse backgrounds

Eligibility

The principal investigator (PI) and any co-principal investigators (co-PIs) must be employed at least half-time (≥ .50 FTE) at a PAEA member program in good standing and full-time at the host institution of the PA program.

If a multi-investigator proposal is submitted, PIs and co-PIs should have a proven history of collaboration. The project’s co-PIs and co-investigator(s) (co-I) do not have to be PAs, but a PA must be involved in the project.

Application Process

Faculty-Generated Research Grant Application

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Letters of intent must be submitted through the online application platform by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, September 6. Selected finalists will be invited to submit full proposals for funding consideration in November 2021.

If you are interested in applying, you may download the LOI submission guidelines for more information on required elements, formatting, blinding requirements, budgeting, and evaluation criteria. It is essential to carefully review the guidelines for content, formatting, required materials, and evaluation criteria. LOIs that are not formatted correctly or that are missing required elements may be delayed or not considered.

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Would you like to learn more about this research grant opportunity? Need advice or mentorship on your LOI? The PAEA Research Team is available to answer questions and provide guidance on proposals. Please send your request to research@PAEAonline.org or call 703-651-8540.

Current Recipient

  • 2020-2021 Recipient: Building a Regional Center of Excellence for Optimizing Clinical Education: A Randomized-Controlled Crossover Study of an Innovative Telehealth Model for PA Programs (The BRITE Study)
    Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPH, PA-C University of Maryland Baltimore

Previous Recipients

  • 2019–2020 Recipient: What’s Working? A National Assessment of Best Practices in Diversifying the Physician Assistant Workforce
    Carolyn Bradley-Guidry DrPH, PA-C, BSN UT Southwestern
  • 2018–2019 Recipient: Measuring the Value of Physician Assistants in Emergency Medicine Practice
    Tamara Ritsema PhD, MPH, PA-C The George Washington University
  • 2017–2018 Recipient: Best Practices in Onboarding PAs
    Perri Morgan PhD, PA-C Duke University School of Medicine
  • 2016–2017 Recipient: Critical Thinking: Impact on PA Students and Programs
    Anthony A. Miller MEd, PA-C Shenandoah University
  • 2015–2016 Recipient: A National and State Level Analysis of Job Openings for Physician Assistants
    Perri Morgan PhD, PA-C Duke University School of Medicine