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Open Society Institute Project on Death in America Faculty Scholars Program

To provide funding to university faculty members and clinicians who wish to develop projects related to death and dying.

Amount Awarded: $70000

Number Awarded: 5 to 8 each year.

Duration: 2 years.

Deadline: January of each year.

Eligibility: This program is open to physicians and doctorate-level faculty members from accredited health professions educational institutions in the United States who hold a rank of instructor, assistant professor, or associate professor. Nurses, lawyers, and social scientists who hold appointments through health professions educational institutions are encouraged to apply, as are women and minorities. Applicants must be interested in disseminating existing models of good care of those near the end of life, developing new models for improving the care for the dying, and developing new approaches to the education of health professionals about the care of dying patients and their families. Their programs must consist of 3 components: 1) a clinical, research, educational, or advocacy project carried out at the individual's institution; 2) an individualized professional development plan to enhance the scholar's effectiveness as a leader in caring for the dying and their families; and 3) a faculty development program in which all of the scholars work together on professional development activities.

Contact Information:
Open Society Institute
Attn: Project on Death in America
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
212/548-0150
Fax: 212/548-4613
pdiagrants@sorosny.org
www.soros.org/death/fs_announcement.htm