The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 AAO-HNSF Resident Research Award grant program.
The purpose of the annual program is to stimulate original resident research in otolaryngology that is well-conceived, scientifically valid, and has the potential to advance otolaryngology.
One of the AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grants is being reserved to support a quality improvement and/or patient safety project. Other projects may address any of the following: whole system/practice safety and the integration of safe care between levels of the system; the development of new methods for leadership to predict and anticipate safety issues; the development of new measures of harm and means to address them; the creation or design and application of a diagnostic assessment methodology that will help organizations understand their most productive opportunities, plan for higher value, and drive cost optimization through quality improvement with measures and metrics; the design, testing, and dissemination of methods aimed at removing waste, harm, and variation, and working with them to prioritize the most impactful interventions and methods, with a view to scaling and spreading the approaches; and the design, testing, and dissemination of methods aimed at improving quality and reducing costs for people with chronic conditions, including risk prediction, preventive care, and the reduction of readmissions.
The program awards one-time, one-year grants of $10,000 to eligible projects.
Any resident of an accredited otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program in the U.S. or Canada is eligible to apply. However, all applicants must be a member in good standing of AAO-HNSF.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than December 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by January 16, 2018.
See the AAO-HNS website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.