Call for Proposals: Quality Healthcare Assessment in Hand Surgery 2-Year $100K Grant

February 8, 2018

The AFSH is now accepting clinical grant applications on the topic of “Quality Healthcare Assessments in Hand Surgery.” 

Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2018. 

There has been a recent emphasis on initiatives that support quality measures associated with healthcare delivery. As a specialty, we seek to define and to promote quality care for our patients; in doing so, we highlight the value of what we do as specialists and protect the important relationships with our patients and other partner-stakeholders, particularly as our healthcare models evolve towards outcomes-based, or value-based healthcare systems. Our collective involvement in developing these models will be guided by our ability as a specialty to establish validated methods for defining quality, to create meaningful criteria for both collecting and reporting value-based and patient-centric outcomes, and to advocate for the interests of the public’s trust through validated and evidence-based outcomes measures. To support these goals, the AFSH has identified the topic of Quality Healthcare Assessment in Hand Surgery for the 2018 2-year clinical grant program.

In 2016, the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand committed to offering a $100,000 two-year clinical grant program with a rotating topic of interest, every two years.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for clinical investigators to explore specific, but meaningful areas of interest in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery. Currently, the AFSH is seeking applications that consider a multi-center study design that uses human subjects to validate Quality Healthcare Assessments in Hand Surgery. Study proposals using population data sets will be considered.

The maximum amount of the award is $100,000.  The award may not be used to cover indirect costs or institutional overhead.  The initial installment of $50,000 will be awarded at the start of the grant period and the final $50,000 is disbursed after the first progress report has been reviewed and approved.

Learn more and apply by June 1, 2018 to be considered.