Request for Proposals: Research in Patient Safety
MedSun: Newsletter #26, July 2008

National Patient Safety Foundation

NPSF Call for Letters of Intent to Conduct Research and Development in Patient Safety
Applications invited for grant projects beginning 2009

The National Patient Safety Foundation's (NPSF) Research Grants Program seeks to stimulate new, innovative projects directed toward enhancing patient safety in the United States. The Program's objective is to promote studies leading to the prevention of human errors, system errors, patient injuries and the consequences of such adverse events in the health care setting. In this first stage of a two-stage application process, Letters of Intent (LOIs) are solicited for research and development that is broadly related to identifying the causes of preventable injuries and errors and/or developing prevention strategies and methods to implement them. From these LOIs, a subset will be selected for preparation of a final proposal.

An original hard copy AND a CD-ROM with the full LOI document must be received by NPSF no later than July 23, 2008. The number of grants to be awarded will depend on the nature and quality of applications received and the total funds available. A multidisciplinary team of experts will evaluate the LOIs. Investigators will be notified of the status of their LOIs no later than September 25, 2008.

In the second stage of the process, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, for which more detailed instructions will be provided. Full proposals will be due on December 8, 2008. Grant recipients will be notified no later than February 20, 2009.

Please send your original copy AND CD-ROM of the Letter of Intent to:

Anita Spielman, Program Manager
National Patient Safety Foundation
132 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams MA 01247

For more information:
413-663-8900
research@npsf.org
www.npsf.org

Additional Information:

Request for Proposals: Research in Patient Safety. National Patient Safety Foundation.
http://www.npsf.org/


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