Applicants for the Joseph G. Sprague New Investigator Award are required to view a 30min. informational webinar. The webinar will cover:
If you are unable to attend,the April 28 session, an on-demand recording will be available after the live webinar date. Contact Catherine Ancheta for recorded webinar access and for additional questions.
The Center for Health Design announces the opening of the Joseph G. Sprague New Investigator Award (NIA). The purpose of this award is to support and recognize high quality research by new investigators around the world in the field of evidence-based healthcare facility design. The award is open to graduate students, and other recent research degree recipients whose contributions reflect their potential to conduct original, empirical research to improve our understanding of the relationships between the physical environment and health-related outcomes & wellness. The goal of the award is to support new researchers whose research can fill critical gaps in the field of evidence-based design (EBD).
All applications will undergo a thorough peer-review process, conducted by a multi-disciplinary jury established by The Center for Health Design. All applicants must use the provided (approved) templates with no modifications to fonts (e.g., type, size) or formatting (e.g., line spacing, margins). Modifications to footer page numbers are expected prior to assembling your final submission. Your proposal should be clear and succinct. In no instance shall the “body” of the proposal exceed the allowed page limits. (See the application requirements, page 5.) The Center reserves the right to disqualify/reject submissions that exceed these limits. You are responsible to check your submission. You will not be notified about disqualification in advance of the deadline.
AREAS OF FOCUS
This request for proposals (RFP) seeks to fund studies in all healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health settings, senior living communities and home-based models of care. The setting of research can range from academic medical centers to community-based care initiatives, as well as simulation laboratories.
This RFP stipulates that the proposal examine the relationship between the built environment and healthcare outcomes. Priority will be given to proposals in the following areas of focus:
While an applicant may propose a study outside of these areas, there should be a clear and compelling case for the contribution to the field (e.g., the knowledge gap being addressed, the practical application). Priority will be given to studies that include vulnerable, underserved populations and address issues around equity of care.