Doctors Company Foundation Accepting Applications for Patient Safety Research

The Doctors Company Foundation was created in 2008 by the Doctors Company, the nation's largest provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals. The purpose of the foundation is to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals in training and practice, as well as patient safety research with clinically useful applications.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 grants program. Grants will be awarded in support of research with the potential to enhance patient safety. Grant amounts will be determined on an individual basis based on project budget and availability of funds.

The foundation does not support clinical research projects primarily involving the provision of medical support services to patients, construction projects, or the purchase of equipment. While general funding for medical meetings and conferences will not be considered, support for invited speakers when the principal focus of their presentation is patient safety and support for the attendance of healthcare professionals in training at patient safety conferences will be considered.

See the DCF website for complete program guidelines, examples of previously funded projects, an FAQ, and application instructions.

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