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GHR Innovative Scholarship Grants

St. Catherine University is proud to partner with Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation to build upon the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health’s legacy of preparing the next generation of professionals to lead and influence. As the recipient of two generous grants from the Foundation, St. Kate’s is able to provide students with a high-quality education that ensures their skills are relevant and applicable in the ever-changing healthcare industry.

Academic Excellence Grant
The Academic Excellence Grant (AEG) aims to improve societal health and well-being by preparing providers capable of practicing in emerging health-related environments focused on interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP), cultural fluency, and ecological approaches to health.

Through Innovative Scholarship Grants, faculty in any discipline, college, or school may apply for up to $15,000 to support research related to one of three key GHR grant aims (interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP), cultural fluency, and ecological approaches to health)

Priority will be given to proposals that include inter-professional work across schools, colleges, and departments and that engage students in the research project. 

DEADLINE: Applications are due February 1, 2023.

The APDC will review applications and select grantees based on a merit review process. The committee will use this rubric to evaluate proposals.
*Priority may be given to those who have not received funding previously. 

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HSSH Framework for Health

Your application must address how your project clearly aligns with one of the areas in the framework for health (Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Cultural Fluency, or Ecological Approaches). Your proposal will be strengthened if it also addresses primary care, senior living, or global health.

Framework for Health:

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (ICP) - when multiple health workers from different backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care (WHO, 2010)

Cultural Fluency - ability to navigate the many dimensions of culture needed to build shared meaning and understanding with people from other cultures. It is comprised of several skills such as working with ambiguity, flexibility, respect, empathy and adaptability (Inoue, 2007)

Ecological Approach - grounded in the understanding that the conditions that result in individual health or illness arise out of the interaction between an individual’s traits and their physical and sociocultural environment and are influenced on multiple levels (e.g. intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy (Sallis & Owen, 2015)


I am applying for an Innovative Scholarship Grant to do research in/around the following area(s): *
This project also addresses (if applicable):

More About You (& Your Team)

Principal Investigator (PI) Details (Adjunct Faculty are not eligible to be a PI for this grant application)
Will you be on sabbatical during the course of your grant? *
Co-Principal Investigator/s (Adjunct Faculty are allowed to be a co-PI for this grant application)
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Co-Principal Investigator 1
Co-Principal Investigator 2
Co-Principal Investigator 3
In addition to yourself and your Co-PI/s, are community partners working on this project? *
Please provide the following information for any community partners:
Additional Personnel 1
Additional Personnel 2
Additional Personnel 3

Proposed Project

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Proposals which a) involve undergraduate or graduate students in the research process and/or b) offer an inter-professional or cross-disciplinary approach will receive priority. Which does your proposal include: *
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Other Sources of Funding

To date, have you received any funding for the project or has the proposed work been in-loaded into your contract (i.e., through course release or as part of your work load assignment)? *

IRB & Other Items

Does your project involve human subjects research? *
What is your project's IRB approval status? *
Does the project have the potential to originate intellectual property? *
Does your project involve vertebrate animals? *
Does your project involve hazardous chemicals/biohazards? *
If awarded, do you authorize SPREE to use your submitted application materials as samples for future applicants/training purposes? *

Department Information

Your Chair or next level approver must sign off before your proposal is reviewed by the committee.
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