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Interprofessional Education Teaching-Research Grants (2020-21)


To support the development and implementation of Interprofessional Education based Learning Activities (LA) within the COHS.  These Learning Activities can include shared educational and research experiences with a multidisciplinary approach.

Application Deadline has been extended to April 17th, 2020.


Teaching-Research Grant Process


Priority will be giving to grant applications that foster IPE learning and/or research activities for students within the College of Health Sciences.  However, consideration will also be given to grant applications that include partnerships the foster IPE learning between the COHS and other colleges within the University (e.g. COHS and College of Business and Economics).

Pre-Application Phase

  • Faculty Team will need to complete an IPE faculty development module from Arizona State University, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research. follow link for module here: Core Interprofessional eLearning Module link

Step 1: Application Development: Learning-Research Activity (LRA)

In your application (pdf document) please be prepared to address the following statements:

  • Identify two or more disciplines/programs that will participate in this LRA.
  • Identify Faculty Team involved in the LRA (include contact information).
  • Identify specific courses (if applicable) and semester/date in which the LRA will take place.
  • Provide information of when and where the LRA will take place (e.g. syllabi or announcement).
  • Describe the necessary resources or funding (expenses) needed to accomplish the LRA. (e.g. simulation time, manikin usage, equipment expenses, research expenses etc.)
  • Describe the LRA goals/objectives including matched IPE Core Competencies (see below).
  • Describe the overall LRA methodology (e.g. case-study, simulation scenario, white page development, patient-client advocacy activity, OSCE, laboratory experience, mock scenario, research project).
  • Provide a brief description of the student interactions and roles associated with the LRA (e.g. case study or simulation narrative, student research roles etc).

LRAs should address 1 or more of the following IPE Collaborative Core Competencies:

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice: Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
  • Roles/Responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.
  • Interprofessional Communication: Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.

Step 2: Application Review and Decision

  • Based on IPE Committee review, Faculty Team will notified by email letter indicating approval, re-submission or denial information.

If approved for funding, the faculty team will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Faculty Team will demonstrate basic IPE knowledge and understanding via completing a knowledge quiz based on the Core Interprofessional eLearning Module (ASU). Core Interprofessional eLearning Module link
  • Provide information for grant funding account transfer for LRA costs or faculty development purposes.

Step 3: Follow-UP Evaluations

  • Faculty Team will submit student participation contact information document including student email to IPECOHS  for distribution of IPE Learning-Research Activity Survey – RIPLS+.
  • Faculty Team provides feedback summary of the overall effectiveness of LA to IPECOHS.

Additional Information


$4000.00 for IPE Teaching-Research Grants is available.  Funding amounts greater than $4000.00 may be available depending on type of grant application.  Funding is to be used for learning-research activity costs and/or faculty development opportunities (funding is subject to final COHS approval).


Step 1: Please complete the 2020-21 Grant Application (pdf document):

Submit Your Online Grant Application

Deadline for application is April 17th, 2020.

*Application requirements are subject to change.

Teaching Grants Awarded


Topic: “Bioethical Dilemmas”

Student Groups: Social Work and Nursing

Recipients:  Jennifer Stock and Lori Watsen


Topic: “C-Spine Injury”

Student Groups: Athletic Training, Radiological Science and Respiratory Care

Recipients: Samantha Davis, Phil Ford, John Lampignano, and Erica Wight


Topic: “ECG Training”

Student Groups: Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Recipients: Tim Kempf and Gen Ludwig


Topic: “Medical Neglect of Children”

Student Groups: Social Work and Nursing

Recipients:  Max Veltman and Alyssa Reynolds


Topic: “Encouraging Multi-dimensional Wellness Promotion among Health Science Professionals”

Student Groups: Social Work and Nursing

Recipients:  James Beauchemin PhD, LCSW and Rachel Finnell MSN, RN


Topic: “Asthmatic Athlete”

Student Groups: Respiratory Care and Athletic Training

Recipients:  Samantha Davis MS, RRT-NPS and Phil Ford PhD, LAT, ATC, PES, CES


Topic: “Anatomy Lesson”

Student Groups: Kinesiology and Health Sciences (LLC)

Recipients:  Caile Spear PhD, MCHES, FAAHE and Stephanie Hall PhD


Topic: “Business of Health Care”

Student Groups: Nursing and Business

Recipients:  Renee Walters PhD, RN, CCRN, FNP-BC and Shelle Poole PhD