Research Grant Announcement
2013 HOPA FOUNDATION RESEARCH AWARD
The 2013 application process is now CLOSED. Awards will be announced in November 2013.
Announcement and Request for Proposals
The HOPA Foundation Board announces the opening of a call for proposals for the 2013 HOPA Foundation Research Award. The HOPA Foundation will fund up to 3 grants based on the stated scope of work. A total of $50,000 in funding is available to be awarded in 2013 through a competitive peer-review process described below.
The individual award is intended to support a hematology/oncology pharmacy practice research project with subsequent publication that aligns with the HOPA strategic plan. Pharmacy practice is broadly defined including areas such as outcomes, surveys, patient safety, standards validation, and translational science applications. Multiple institutions may be involved in the project, and co-PI projects are allowed. The grant is open to all members of HOPA except standing members of the HOPA Foundation and HOPA Board Members.
The HOPA research grants are intended to provide support for projects that are likely to result in facilitating the efforts of hematology/oncology pharmacists to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer.
The HOPA Foundation Research Grant Review Panel will be chaired by a Foundation Board member; however its composition may vary based on the nature of the proposals received. Members will be comprised of individuals with expertise and familiarity in practice and research.
- A Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted electronically by June 14, 2013 to the attention of Susan Floutsakos at (
) who will act as the Grant Administrator.
- The LOIs will be reviewed by members of the HOPA Foundation Research Grant Panel and a decision regarding acceptance for development into a full grant proposal in July 2013. Concepts presented in the LOI that do not address stated objectives and/or criteria of the RFP will be returned and not considered further with a letter of explanation.
- Submitters of LOIs that are approved for development will be invited to prepare a full grant proposal using the current NIH format. Refer to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html for format. The grant proposals will be due by September 16, 2013. Grant applications must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to Susan Floutsakos, (
) the Grant Administrator.
- The public announcement of the awards will occur in late November 2013. All applicants will receive written feedback regarding review of their application.
- Click here for the Letter of Intent (LOI) format details.
- Here you can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
- Funds will be released to the investigator in their entirety, contingent upon Institutional Review Board approval, unless stipulations are placed on the disbursement by the HOPA Foundation Research Panel in its review of the application.
- The awardee is required to submit a report of progress every six months to the HOPA Foundation Board Chair.
- The awardee is expected to present the results of their research at the HOPA annual meeting. This presentation is expected to occur no later than two years after the release of the research funds. The results of the study are expected to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed biomedical print or online journal. The HOPA Foundation is to be acknowledged in any presentation or publication for its support of the research.
- There is no provision for indirect costs in this research grant. A travel budget is expected to be included in the proposal to allow the presentation of the results at the HOPA annual meeting. Additional travel funds should be justified in the context of the needs of the project. Capital equipment purchases are not allowed in this grant.
- All unused funds remaining from the grant 24 months after the disbursement must be returned to HOPA. The investigator may petition the HOPA Foundation for an extension for use of the funds. This request for an extension must be made at least six months before the expiration of the grant.