U-SEEE Pilot Research Program
[Please note, we are no longer accepting Pilot Research applications due to the program's conclusion in September of 2011.]
Purpose of the U-SEEE Pilot Research Program:
- to enhance understanding of research methods in public health preparedness systems,
- to improve knowledge in targeted research areas,
- to strengthen related research capacity, and
- to establish a resource for new investigators in need of initial funding or a resource for established investigators embarking on a new area of research.
All pilot projects must complement U-SEEE’s priority theme of enhancing the usefulness of training and at least one of the two focus areas within it .
Maximum project length and award: 1 year and $15,000, respectively.
Past and Present Pilot Research Program Awardees
- Lee Pyles, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
- Thuy Doan, PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
- Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support
- Susan Connor, University of Minnesota Nursing Doctoral Student
- Elvia Earley, Ph.D. learner at Capella University
- Megan Jehn, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
U-SEEE Pilot Research Program applications are accepted from anyone interested in the conduct of public health preparedness systems research that includes simulations and exercises as educational or training methods. Applicants must demonstrate ability to conduct pilot research and may be affiliated with academia, government agencies, or private non-profit or for-profit organizations. Preference will be given to new investigators. Students applying for funding must indicate a research faculty advisor at their academic institution.
We are no longer accepting Pilot Research Applications due to the program’s conclusion in September of 2011.
For guidance in developing similar proposals, watch the video“The What & Why of Applied Public Health Research & How to Develop a U-SEEE Pilot Research Proposal.”
The U-SEEE Scientific Review Committee judges proposals based on:
- the significance of the project’s contribution to enhancing the usefulness of education and training for building the capacity of the public health preparedness system;
- the connection to at least one of the two U-SEEE focus areas within enhancing the usefulness of training;
- a feasible project timetable and budget;
- clear research questions, measurable objectives, sound methodology, appropriate analysis plans, and sufficient dissemination plans.
Among projects that meet the above criteria, preference is given to proposals that:
- reflect potential for further research and subsequent pursuit of funding from any source;
- involve interdisciplinary collaboration.
- All pilot research awardees must take part in at least two meetings: 1) an initial orientation meeting to review the program, expectations, and timelines, and discuss research plans, and 2) a final meeting at the end of the award period, where they will deliver an oral presentation and 1-page executive summary regarding their research project and findings. U-SEEE investigators, staff, and Scientific Review Committee and Advisory Board may take part in these meetings. If not local, awardees may take part in the orientation meeting via conference call. Awardees may be asked to take part in additional SRC or Advisory Board meetings to introduce their research, provide updates, and receive feedback.
- Awardees must agree to provide at least quarterly progress updates and a final written project report (with 1-page executive summary) to U-SEEE as well as any additional reports if requested by U-SEEE or by CDC as the primary source of funding for the pilot research grants.
- All publications and presentations must recognize U-SEEE and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Questions? Contact Andrea Hickle, U-SEEE Coordinator, at email@example.com / 612-626-3033.