New Graduate Student Award accepting applications

Become the first APIC Graduate Student Award recipient 

The new APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA) supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. It is awarded to one student seeking to complete a master’s or doctoral degree. APIC will provide a total of $5,000 for project costs (additional support for attending APIC Annual Conference expenses may be provided). The award recipient will present their findings at the APIC Annual Conference and/or prepare a manuscript for submission to the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC). Learn more and apply by the November 2 application deadline.

 

Read the press release:

APIC announces Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

Washington, D.C., September 17, 2015—The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced the APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA) which will support research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. The award will be given to a student seeking to complete a master’s or doctoral degree.

“We are excited to be able to underwrite research that will expand the evidence base in the implementation of infection prevention and control programs in healthcare settings,” said APIC President Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP. “The award supports APIC’s patient safety mission and commitment to promoting research.”

For the purpose of this funding opportunity, implementation science is defined as research that creates new knowledge about how best to design, implement, and evaluate quality improvement initiatives. The most competitive applications will focus on implementation science, demonstrating its value and implications for infection prevention and quality efforts across clinical settings.

The award will provide a total of $5,000 for project costs. Additional APIC support for expenses related to attending the APIC Annual Conference may be provided. Applicants are encouraged to submit innovative proposals that are achievable within the allotted award funding, time frame (January – December 2016), and their known support resources.

The recipient of the AGSA will present their findings at the APIC Annual Conference and/or prepare a manuscript for submission to the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC). For more information and to apply, visit http://apic.polldaddy.com/s/apic-graduate-student-award. Application deadline is November 2.

About APIC
APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. Follow APIC on Twitter: www.twitter.com/apic and Facebook: www.facebook.com/APICInfectionPreventionandYou. For information on what patients and families can do, visit APIC’s Infection Prevention and You website at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou.  

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