The Surgical Research Fund - For research in surgery or fields relevant to surgery

The Surgical Research Fund - For research in surgery or fields relevant to surgery

Many technical questions may already have an answer on web pages presenting information and practical advice.

Please note that the due date for grant application is 28th of February 2019 at 11pm.

Research awards from the Surgical Research Fund

JCU  Anatomy of Surgical Exposure Course
JCU Anatomy of Surgical Exposure Course.

One of the key roles of the Surgical Research Fund is to promote and encourage undergraduate and postgraduate surgical research in Cairns and Far North Queensland.

We define Far North Queensland as the region extending from Tully in the south to the Torres Strait islands in the north. It includes all of Cape York and the Atherton tablelands. Researchers outside this area MAY apply for grants if their project has a significant local engagement (eg multicentre studies with study sites in the region).

Expectations on applications for research grant

It is expected that applications for grants will be used to provide financial support to eligible applicants to undertake research in surgery or fields relevant to surgical practice. Funds may be awarded to cover costs including salaries, travel, data gathering, conferences and seminars, equipment, consumables or other reasonable items of expenditure. By providing funding opportunities, it is hoped that researchers in collaboration with a major university with its discipline, infrastructure and ethical attributes will be able to inform and guide surgical practice. The focus is on surgical research projects in Cairns, associated with either of the following; the College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, the Department of Surgery at Cairns Hospital or other medical facilities in Cairns/Cairns region, or as determined by the selection committee.

The process of reviewing and deciding grant applications

The Selection committee shall determine the value of funding of each individual research application or project to a maximum of $5000.

Submissions

On this site you are expected to:

  1. Create a personal profile (in case you do not already have one). Ensure you log in to this site before using the links below.
  2. Read information for applicants
  3. Start to write your application for funding (ensure you choose the template CMD – The Surgical Research Fund 2018-2019) . Read the instructions provided on top of the application template carefully.
  4. If your project proceeds ensure it is registered in the project database on this website . You only need one registration in the project database (in case this project is already registered previously). Observe that you should use the template Description of an ongoing or completed project and not the template Description of an idea for a project or a specific research opportunity. Consider if an electronic log book might be handy in your project. It comes for free with the project registration

Assessment

Your application will be assessed and graded using different scales. A total score will be constructed. This total score can be seen as a guide for the selection committee making recommendations for the award of a grant.

information Grading scales for assessment

1) Background and rationale for project clearly described
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = No description
1 = Description is difficult to understand
2 = Clear and partly relevant
3 = Clear and mostly relevant
4 = Clear and good description
5 = Clear, easy to follow and good description

2) Aim-research questions-hypothesis clear
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = No description
1 = Description is difficult to understand
2 = Clear and partly relevant
3 = Clear and mostly relevant
4 = Clear and good description
5 = Clear, easy to follow and good description

3) Methods compatible with aims
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = No description
1 = Description is difficult to understand
2 = Clear and partly relevant
3 = Clear and mostly relevant
4 = Clear and good description
5 = Clear, easy to follow and good description

4) Project is conducted locally in Cairns/Cairns region
?=unknown
0=Definitely not done in Cairns
1=More or less done in Cairns

5) Project is conducted by a Cairns-affilitated researcher
? = unknown
0=Definitely not affiliated with JCU CMD Cairns or other medical facility in Cairns
1=Affiliated with with JCU CMD Cairns or other medical facility in Cairns

6) Topic is surgical
?=unknown
0=Surgery is definitely not the main topic
1=More or less Surgery as main topic

Getting help with your application

Notification

Applicants will be notified of their success or otherwise within 42 days of the closing date for submissions by e-mail. The notification will be sent to the e-mail address the applicant states in their personal profile in this system.

Getting access to approved funds

If the grant is to be administered by JCU complete a Funding Cover Sheet . Submit this with a printed version of your application and the e-mail stating that you are awarded the grant. Submit this to MR Javier Balanzategui.

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