The Primary Care Reaffirmation for Indiana Medical Education (PRIME) and the Indiana Primary Care Advancement in Clinical Training (INPACT) grants are funded through the Health Resources & Services Administration and housed in the IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Education.
The goal of the PRIME program is to help medical school graduates gain understanding, direct immersion and expertise in the impact of health care disparities, and the important role that primary care plays in health care delivery to underserved patients and communities.
The goal of the INPACT grant is to:
- Recruit and retain students recruited from medically underserved areas of Indiana with an interest in primary care
- Maintain and grow a comprehensive student success program to support all student needs
- Enhance the school’s primary care curriculum with applied health systems sciences integration that focuses on quality healthcare delivery to underserved communities
- Expand primary care clinical student training exposures in medically underserved areas through strategic planning with current and new partnerships statewide.
Call for proposals
Proposals are sought for learner-inclusive research projects in the areas of health equity (education or clinical care), primary care, faculty development and curriculum development in these areas. Proposals must include an educational component for students and/or residents. The project must be led by an IU School of Medicine faculty member, and at least one investigator on the team must be a medical student or resident.
- All appointed IU School of Medicine faculty are eligible to apply as principal investigators (PI).
- Visiting and adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students may serve as co-investigators but not the PI.
- The projects can be led by IU School of Medicine faculty members at any of the school’s nine campuses.
- Collaborative, multi-campus or interdisciplinary proposals are welcome and encouraged.
- Collaborations between senior and junior faculty members or between faculty members from different disciplines, schools/departments or campuses are particularly encouraged.
- Engagement of learners as part of the grant team is essential, and at least one investigator must be a medical student or resident. Preference is to include at least one of each learner category (both medical student and resident), recognizing that some campuses do not have access to residents.
Funding requests may not exceed $50,000. Project budgets cannot include funding for indirects, travel or hospitality. Both the PRIME and INPACT grants are federally funded projects, and the National Institutes of Health salary cap limit of $212,100 does apply. Any over-the-cap salary will need to be absorbed by the PI’s home department. If students participating in the projects are provided with stipends, please note that stipends can impact their financial aid package. Projects should display potential for having a significant impact on IU School of Medicine’s curriculum, on student development, potential improvement in health equity and primary care, and/or faculty development in the school’s statewide system. Projects are for a six-month period and cannot be extended.
- Project description (three-page maximum)
- Completed six-month budget worksheet
- Budget justification
- CVs or a one-page bibliography noting current significant works in the field, photos, web links supporting the proposal, etc.
- Six-month timeline
Important due dates
Applications will be reviewed by an appointed review committee. Final funding decisions will be made by the PRIME and INPACT executive committees, based on review of applications and funding priorities.
Application deadline: December 22, 2023
Notice of award: January 12, 2024
Project start date: January 12, 2024
Project end date: June 30, 2024
A complete, combined application in PDF format should be sent to:
PRIME and INPACT Program Manager