CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Relevance 2050 Committee of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) is pleased to announce a request for proposals to be considered competitively for funding available through a one-time AACN grant award. A single one-year grant of up to $10,000 is available for an innovative project that supports the mission of the Relevance 2050 Committee. By the year 2050, 60% of the American population will not be testable with our current neuropsychological toolkit of instruments normed primarily on mono-linguistic/mono-cultural English-speaking European American populations. The Relevance Committee seeks to help maintain the relevance of clinical neuropsychology as a healthcare specialty in this rapidly diversifying landscape. The primary goal of this award is to facilitate the development of an interactive platform for multi-cultural/multi-linguistic norms for open access cognitive tests.
- Be a current active, affiliate, or student member of AACN.
- Develop a project that is innovative, feasible, and has demonstrable potential to meet the need of providing multi-cultural/multi-linguistic norms.
- Commit to presenting the awarded project at the annual AACN meeting within two calendar years of the award date.
- Completed application face page.
- Brief abstract (max. 400 words) of the proposed project.
- Detailed project plan, not to exceed four pages, including (as applicable) specific aims, background, significance, innovation, design, methods, project timeline, and bibliography.
- Copy of current CV OR NIH Biosketch for PI
- Detailed budget
APPLICATION REVIEW CRITERIA
In addition to assessing whether the applicant met the eligibility requirements listed above, each proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Significance – does the project meet the need of providing an interactive platform of normative data where clinicians from around the country and internationally can both contribute to and access a broad base of cultural/ linguistic/age/education norms for a common set of neuropsychological measures?
- Qualifications of Applicant(s)/Group – does the applicant(s)/group have the appropriate experience and training to lead the project?
- Innovation – does the project challenge or seek to shift current research/clinical paradigms by utilizing novel theoretical concepts, methodologies, or instrumentations?
- Approach – is the project feasible? Are the overall strategies, methodology, and analytic plans well-reasoned and appropriate? Are potential problems and alternative strategies presented?
- Budget – is the budget appropriate to the proposed study?
DEADLINES AND OTHER RELEVANT DATES
- Deadline for Receipt of Applications: 11:59 PM (Eastern Time), December 1, 2017.
- Anticipated Notice of Award: January 10, 2017.
- Award Duration: January 10, 2018 – December 30, 2018.
- All application materials, including supporting letters, must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file. See contact information below and in accompanying Application Form.
- Only one proposal per applicant will be considered.
- Any scientific or fiscal overlap with other projects should be clearly delineated in the budget and associated budget justification.
- Each grant will be reviewed by 2-3 individuals (none of whom are current AACN Board of Directors members) who will evaluate the application using the criteria outlined above.
- The grant review panel may elect not to fund any application should no meritorious proposal be received.
- Indirect costs are not allowed. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should contact their institution’s Grants Management Office to verify that this stipulation will be observed.
- Award recipients will be expected to submit a semi-annual progress report summarizing the study’s progress and accounting for the use of funds.
- Projects not completed by the term date of the award may request, in writing, a no-cost extension.
Click here to download application materials. For further information, please contact:
Orlando Sánchez, PhD
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
1 Veterans Drive (2G-124)
Minneapolis, MN 55417