Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Gliklich Innovation Scholar in Boston, Massachusetts
Description MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR GLIKLICH INNOVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS APPLICATION DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2016 ANTICIPATED START DATE OF NEW GRANTS JULY 1 - OCTOBER 1, 2016
I. OVERVIEW OF MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR AND RATIONALE FOR THE GLIKLICH INNOVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Gliklich Innovation Scholars Program launched in 2013 with the aim of providing a transformative opportunity for young physicians to pursue novel and disruptive ideas and projects that might otherwise be difficult to undertake through traditional funding mechanisms. The program seeks individuals looking for a mentored experience in innovation and the opportunity to make an impact on healthcare treatments, delivery, outcomes, or education through a focused project, protected time, and the rich, collaborative environment of the Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard, nearby institutions, and other resources. The program draws on the unparalleled resources of the Harvard community: its faculty, networks, and a broad range of potential collaborators and local entrepreneurs. The program is seeking motivated individuals with good ideas -- ideas that will help shape their own unique experience at a premier, specialized teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and impact healthcare broadly. Projects should be relevant to at least one of the departments at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, with key milestones that can be achieved during the period of funding.
Innovation Scholars may be selected for either a full-time or a part-time commitment. Salary support will be commensurate with their post-graduate level and time commitment, and funding will be provided for miscellaneous expenses and travel.
II. KEY ELEMENTS OF THE INNOVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Innovation Scholars should propose a realistic, one-year (full-time or part-time) scope of work targeted at laying the groundwork for an innovation in healthcare products and treatments, delivery, outcomes, or education. Entrepreneurial ideas are encouraged. Relevant but limited coursework may be proposed. As part of the program, Scholars will be invited to attend meetings where other innovative or entrepreneurial ideas are being presented. Scholars will be expected to: 1. Meet regularly with their mentor to review project progress and milestones 2. Plan and deliver a seminar on their project 3. Write a final report or submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal describing the project and results.
III. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY AND FUNDING
A. Scholars Any individual who has completed at least three years’ work towards a medical degree from a U.S. medical school. This includes 4th year medical students, residents, and young faculty. Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
B. Topics The goal of the program is to focus on a project or challenge that is innovative and has the capacity to create new opportunities for broadly improving care, therapeutic options, delivery models, quality, and training/education. The program provides the mentoring, protected time, and networking to facilitate incubation of good ideas. Entrepreneurial ideas are encouraged.
C. Funding Scholars will receive salary support commensurate with their post-graduate level. Additional funds are available for miscellaneous expenses related to the project and for limited travel. For projects that require external funding, such funding needs may be pursued during the period of the Scholarship.
B. Scope of work These scholarships are intended to support individuals who wish to design, implement, and produce innovations in healthcare products, delivery, education, or other transformative areas, including novel research.
C. Criteria for evaluating applicants
Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: 1. Significance– How significant is the problem that is being addressed? How will it improve human health or patient experience of health and illness? 2. Innovation– How innovative is the idea? 3. Educational value– How valuable will this experience be for the Scholar? 4. Implementability– How likely is this proposal to be able to be implemented? Is there a clear outlined plan for implementation? How organized is the proposal write-up? Have potential key collaborators been identified? 5. Sustainability– How sustainable is the innovation after the funding period? 6. Collaboration across academic disciplines– Does the proposal include collaboration across academic disciplines such as business, engineering, or education?
D. Criteria for continuation of funding
At the end of the first year, scholars interested in continuing to participate in the program for an additional year will be evaluated by the scholarship committee based on their project and the milestones achieved.
Applications will be accepted 10/1/15-2/1/16.
Requirements Any individual who has completed at least three years’ work towards a medical degree from a U.S. medical school. This includes 4th year medical students, residents, and young faculty. Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Requisition Number: 15-0480
Post Date: 9/17/2015
Title: Gliklich Innovation Scholar