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GHR General Proposal

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. General proposal funds are available to support projects that include curriculum development, programming, equipment, faculty development, etc. Research projects and travel proposals will not be accepted under the General Proposal mechanism. 

ELIGIBILITY: All departments and employees are eligible to submit proposals.

DEADLINES: Rolling application. *Priority may be given to those who have not received funding previously. 
FUNDS AVAILABLE: Funding availability will vary year to year based on grant priorities. 
The GHR Grants Leadership Team will review applications, notify applicants of their award status, and support post award management with awardees.
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Funding Priorities

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) or be related to Clinical Innovation or Inclusive Excellence. Your proposal will be strengthened if it also addresses primary care, senior living, or global health.

HSSH 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)

Clinical Innovation - reimagined approaches to didactic and clinical education and new programming responsive to emerging healthcare needs

Inclusive Excellence - to develop a climate that is diverse and welcoming of diversity so that all members of the university community feel valued and find value in the unique qualities and perspectives of their colleagues.

This project best aligns to the following area(s), as described in my Project Description: *
This project also addresses (if applicable):

More About You (& Your Team)

Principal Investigator (PI)/Project Director (PD) Details (Adjunct Faculty are not allowed to be a PI or PD for this grant application)
Will you be on sabbatical during the course of your grant? *

Additional Investigator(s) or Project Director(s) (Adjunct Faculty are allowed to be co-PI or collaborator for this grant application)
 NameDepartmentSt. Kate's Email
Individual 1
Individual 2
Individual 3
In addition to yourself and your Co-PI(s)/Co-PD(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


Download a copy of the budget template to use as your guide.
In addition to a budget, you will need to fill out the following budget justification. It should be concise, but should also provide specific, detailed information regarding the qualifications, roles and responsibilities of the personnel and the necessity of each budget request. You may follow the outline below:

Principal Investigator: Why should you serve as the P.I.?  Why are you vital to the work of the grant and particularly suited to the project?  What are your credentials, qualifications and experiences that relate to the project you will undertake? 

Other Key Personnel: How and why are the other grant personnel important? Be sure to note specific qualifications and experiences of each. Why is the individual vital to the work of the grant? What are their specific roles/responsibilities on the project? How much time and effort will they be devoting to this project? If you have not yet identified an individual to fill a particular position, indicate that the individual is To Be Determined (TBD) and outline the role and responsibilities of this position.

Student Research Assistants/Employees: What role will student research assistants or student employees play?  

Outside Consultant: What role will an outside consultant play?  Why is an outside consultant necessary?

Equipment (any single item $5,000 or more): Why is this equipment needed for the successful completion of the project? Note that major equipment purchases will often require a written quote and it is important to negotiate with the vendor a purchase deadline that allows time for the grant review process.

Supplies: What supplies are needed and why are these supplies (whether office supplies, research supplies, supplies for orchestrating a conference or event, etc.) necessary for the successful completion of the project?

Travel: Why are travel funds vital to the work of the grant? Be specific regarding travel plans and associated costs.

Printing/Copying (includes convenience copiers as well as marketing brochures, etc.): Be as specific as possible about your anticipated printing/copying expenses. Pricing is available from Document Services.

Mailing: Be as specific as possible. Pricing is available at the Post Office window.

Hospitality: Not normally funded, but if requested it should provide clear connection with the larger impact in connection with the grant's program outcomes. Why is hospitality needed?  For example, is hospitality necessary for focus groups?

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)? *

Chair/Next Level Approver

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