THE 2024 DOLLY D. HANSEN RESEARCH AWARD
THE DOLLY D. HANSEN RESEARCH AWARD, supported by the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) DOLLY D. HANSEN EDUCATIONAL FUND, is intended to promote research initiatives in the field of congenital cardiac anesthesia by supporting junior members of the CCAS. This is a two-year $10,000 (USD) award that will be allocated to a research project in the field of congenital cardiac anesthesia. High-quality QI projects of importance to the field will also be considered. Preference will be given to a junior faculty member of CCAS who will be advised by an experienced mentor, also member of CCAS. It is anticipated that the funded project will generate results that can be used as pilot data or preliminary findings to support future grant applications.
Applications will be due by October 13, 2023. Draft proposals may be sent to the committee prior to August 15, 2023, for feedback. Applicants will be notified of the final results by the end of November 2023. It is mandatory that the award recipient be able to receive the award, either in person or virtually, during the CCAS Annual Meeting in 2024 to be formally recognized.
Funding will begin April 1, 2024. The $10,000 does not include coverage of indirect institutional costs. Scholarly activity generated by this award will be presented to the CCAS members at the CCAS Annual Meeting in 2026, either in person or virtually, and results are expected to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. A progress report submitted to the CCAS research committee is expected 12 months after the funding is issued (April 1, 2025).
Who can apply?
- The individual must be an MD or DO practicing in pediatric cardiac anesthesia, with a current medical license.
- The individual must be a CCAS member within the preceeding dues cycle.
- The individual must have completed primary pediatric anesthesia training within the previous seven (7) years, or must currently be enrolled in a pediatric cardiac anesthesia fellowship.
- Resident Status:
- US or Canadian citizen
- Permanent resident (green card holder)
- Working in an academic institution in an H1-B visa with at least 3 years of validity on the visa at the time of application.
- Preference will be given to research projects mentored by an experienced mentor who is also a member of CCAS. The CCAS Research Committee can provide or delegate mentorship for the recipient if needed.
The applicant will have to show proof of mentorship, and the application must include a letter of support from the research mentor as well as the chair of the department.
25% Project, impact, and importance of the question
25% feasibility, can the project be completed in the allocated time and for the allocated funds
20% mentorship and research support
*High-quality QI projects will be considered, but original research projects will be given perference.
- Cover Page
- Title of the research project
- Name and degree of the primary applicant
- Name and degree of the mentor
- Name and degree of the departmental chairperson
- Start and end dates of the proposed project
- Research Summary (Max 300 words)
- Research Plan (Max 5 pages)
- Specific Aims
- Planned analysis
- Future directions
- IRB approval
- References (Max 10 references)
- Mentorship Plan (Max 300 words)
- Budget in US Dollars and budget justification (Max $10,000)
- Equipment costs
- Supplies and supplies cost
- Other costs
- Applicant NIH Biosketch (Max 5 pages)
- Mentor NIH Biosketch (Max 5 pages)
- Letter of support – Mentor
- Letter of support – Chairperson
The application must be submitted by email no later than October 13, 2023 (23:59:59 EDT), to Dr. Gregory Latham, CCAS Research Committee Chair and Kim Battle at ccas[email protected]. Please reach out to Dr. Gregory Latham with any questions prior to your submission.