IU IPE Seed Grant Program

The IU IPE Center Seed Grant Program (IU IPE SGP) for Interprofessional Curriculum Development is designed to support the development of interprofessional learning activities for learners participating in the statewide Team Education Advancing Collaboration in Healthcare (TEACH) curriculum. Enhancing faculty engagement and scholarship in curriculum development and implementation of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP).

The seed grant provides faculty with funds, time, consultation, and support to develop and implement a curricular product/content/activity that will potentially serve as an immersion or entry to practice experience in TEACH. Curricular products developed through the grant must involve student learners from at least two (2) TEACH participating programs and should also be attentive to content that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. Projects developed through the grant may have potential for use by TEACH learners across multiple sites. Curricular products will focus on the interprofessional knowledge/skills competency domains, sub-competencies, and learning objectives within the TEACH framework. Priority will be given to those which include topics reflecting current Indiana Health Priorities https://www.in.gov/isdh/files/Indiana_State_Health_Plan_I-SHIP.pdf.

Who Can Apply?

The IU IPE SGP is open to full-time Indiana University faculty (tenured, tenure track, and clinical track) from Schools represented by University Clinical Affairs and full-time faculty from partnering institutions who participate in TEACH. Faculty from partner institutions must serve as Co-Investigators and partner with an eligible IU faculty member who will serve as principal investigator (PI). Associate (part-time/adjunct) and visiting faculty may be included on proposals or partner with an IU faculty PI but may not serve as the principal investigator.

Funding Levels: Funding of up to $5,000 from IU IPE, with matching funds required from the faculty member(s) institution. Funds, or release time may be used for the in-kind match. If a submitted proposal is part of a faculty collaboration from different schools/institutions, each unit involved must match or share equally in the proposed budget.

Submission Deadlines: Applications can be submitted during any open submission period and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Submission periods for 2022/23
Round 1: July 11 - October 31
Round 2: November 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Round 3: March 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Application Process: Submit proposals through the IU IPE event system by clicking HERE.

Evaluation Criteria: IU IPE will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Submission of all required SGP grant application elements. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Alignment of proposed interprofessional learning activity with TEACH sub-competencies. The activity learning objectives must map to at least one of the sub-competencies in each of the IU IPE TEACH Framework. Available HERE
  • Alignment of proposed interprofessional learning activity with curricular goals and Indiana Health priorities
  • Representation of professions within the proposed interprofessional learning activity
  • Potential impact on student learning of interprofessional knowledge, skills, and behaviors
  • Feasibility of proposed interprofessional learning activity.
  • Potential for sustainability, including implementation at other IU campuses.
  • Description of the proposed interprofessional learning activity.
  • Description of the evaluation/assessment plan for the proposed interprofessional learning activity.
  • Description of proposed faculty scholarship (presentation/publication) resulting from the proposed learning activity.

In addition, the grants are offered to enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning in IPECP. Work on the IU IPE SGP projects can increase faculty competitiveness for other internal and external educational or curricular improvement grants in IPECP. The grant supports a range of faculty IPECP curricular development projects in face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats.