Travel Grants Program

Thank you to all applicants, the travel grants for this year have been awarded. Check back next summer for the next round of travel grant funding. 

Application Deadline

  • Monday, November 5, 2012, at 5:00 pm MST

Program Description

The University of Utah Program in Personalized Health Care provides funding for University of Utah faculty member and trainee travel to national personalized health care conferences. The purpose of the travel grants is to contribute to development of a robust Utah community of experts in the scientific, clinical, technical, legal, ethical and policy aspects of this growing field.

The goal of this program is to provide members of the University community with the opportunity to:

  • Explore the broader view of personalized health care outside their specific disciplines.
  • Attend personalized health care-focused conferences that they would not typically attend.
  • Share and apply new perspectives with the University of Utah personalized health care community.
  • Share personalized health care methods and approaches developed in Utah with a broader audience.

Funding

The program will award eight travel grants in fiscal year 2013. Awards will cover up to $2,000 in conference registration, airfare, lodging, ground transportation and per diem expenses. Expenses beyond the grant ceiling must be covered by the applicant's division or department. Arrangements for travel will be handled through the Program in Personalized Health Care administration, and expenses will be covered per University of Utah travel regulations.


Applicant Eligibility

University of Utah faculty members and senior-level trainees likely to join the University of Utah faculty are eligible to apply. Only one application per person will be accepted.


Conferences

Travel will be supported to the national personalized health care-related conferences listed on our conferences page and taking place between January 1 - June 30, 2013. Applicants may suggest other conferences; however, approval will be subject to demonstration of responsiveness to the program goals and review criteria.


Application Submission

The application deadline is Monday, November 5, 2012, at 5:00 pm MST.

Applications must be submitted to the Program in Personalized Health Care via email to pphc_travel@unite.utah.edu. The application should be submitted as a single PDF file attachment to the email message.


Instructions for Completing the Application

Applications should include, in a single PDF document:

  1. Completed application form - Download the PDF application form

    • Name and contact information

    • Name and date of conference

    • Statement of interest in specific personalized health care-related topics and goals for attending conference

    • Signature of department chair

  2. Biosketch - Four pages maximum

If any information items requested above are not included at the time of submission, the application will not be reviewed.


Proposal Evaluation

Applications will be reviewed by the directors of the University of Utah Program in Personalized Health Care. Applicants will be informed of awards on or about Monday, November 12, 2012.


Review Criteria

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Responsiveness to program goal of providing the successful applicant with the opportunity to: 
    1. Explore the broader view of personalized health care outside the applicant's specific discipline.
    2. Attend personalized health care-focused conferences that the applicant would not typically attend.
    3. Share and apply new perspectives with the University of Utah personalized health care community.
    4. Share personalized health care methods and approaches developed in Utah with a broader audience.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of personalized health care-related topics and interest in their application to clinical care, education and/or research at the University of Utah.

  3. Relevance of current work to personalized health care-related clinical care, education and/or research at the University of Utah.

  4. Commitment to helping to build a community of experts and campus infrastructure for personalized health care.

Grant Administration

For questions regarding the application submission process and conference opportunities, please contact Jennifer Logan, PhD, Program Director for Personalized Health Care, at jennifer.logan@utah.edu or 801-585-6279.


Reporting Requirement

Successful applicants will agree to present information about conference proceedings, individually or as part of a panel discussion, at a meeting with the Program in Personalized Health Care team in 2012-2013.