Seed Grants

Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Care (IPC) Seed Grant Announcement

The Center for Interprofessional Education at UMB is pleased to announce an opportunity for $5,000 to $15,000 seed grants for 13-month IPE and IPC pilot projects. 

  • Proposals should be practice- or classroom-focused, with educational and evaluative components employing the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. 
  • Grant funds may not be used toward salary or benefit support.

The following definitions of IPE/IPC should be used when developing proposals:

Interprofessional education: “When students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (World Health Organization, 2010)

Interprofessional team-based care: Care delivered by intentionally created, usually relatively small, work groups in health care, who are recognized by others as well as by themselves as having a collective identity and shared responsibility for a patient or group of patients.

Read about the 2017-2018 seed grant recipients
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Read about the 2015-2016 seed grant recipients

Program Format

The proposal should be limited to five single-spaced pages and should include the following:

  • Title of project
  • Description of new initiative or, if existing, how the existing initiative will be significantly expanded or enhanced
  • Description of how the project will advance UMB’s efforts to meet IPEC competencies
  • Abstract (approximately four-sentence description)
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • List of faculty on seed grant to include name, credentials, school affiliation, and title. Submission of names confirms that the faculty/staff members are aware of the proposal and support the proposed activities.
  • Outline of educational curriculum to be used
  • Plan for evaluation of project
  • Plan for sustainability following the pilot period
  • Statement of support from faculty supervisor/division, chief associate dean, or responsible administrative official granting the faculty member the projected time to implement the proposed project
  • Implementation timeline
  • Budget and justification

Program Criteria

The project proposal must meet two criteria:

  1. It must seek to engage students and/or trainees in at least one of the following areas:
    • Work with individuals of other professionals to maintain a climate of mutal respect and shared values.
    • Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professionals to appropriately access and address the health care needs of the patients and populations served.
    • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and treatment of disease.
    • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
  2. Proposals must include faculty from two or more disciplines, with at least one faculty affiliated with UMB.