Grant Generating Project (GGP)



The GGP is open to all faculty members who are interested in pursuing investigator-generated independent research on topics of interest to primary care. Applications are welcome from individuals with MD, PhD, ScD, EdD and other terminal degrees. Previous course work in research methods is preferred.

Each Fellow will be responsible for a $4,000 USD tuition (does not include conference registration fees) in addition to their travel costs. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Expectations for Fellows

The GGP demands a high level of commitment from its participants. Attendance at the two in-person sessions is required. Any Fellow missing a session may not be permitted to continue in the program, although such fellows will be permitted to reapply for the next year’s cycle. View the program calendar.

Fellows are required to meet all deadlines for completion and revision of documents, submission of materials to mentors and milestone submissions to the GGP program.

Fellows are required to have a mentor to consult with throughout the fellowship year. This may be an experienced researcher/grant writer from their own department or program, or an experienced researcher/grant writer from another department, university or program. Fellows generally select their own mentors. If requested, the GGP Director may be able to provide recommendations or assistance in making contact with potential mentors. The mentor will be requested to provide short written feedback on four key milestones in the program. 

Expectations of Sponsoring Departments and Programs

To be considered for participation, candidates must submit a letter of support from their Department Chairs, including explicit commitment of:

  • At least 20 percent protected time to complete grant writing activities. Letters of support from the sponsoring Department Chair or Program Director, required as a component of the GGP application, must specify the amount of protected time that will be given if the applicant is accepted into the program.
  • Sufficient time to conduct the study if funded.
  • Use of a laptop computer during the fellowship year.
  • Financial support to attend the two GGP in-person sessions.

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