Building Research Capacity (BRC) Fellowship

 

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION NOW OPEN!

Application Due by August 15, 2021

 

Purpose of Fellowship

To equip individuals with the knowledge, leadership skills, mentorship, and peer support to develop and implement a strategic plan for building research capacity within their own programs, departments, or institutions.

Qualifications of fellows

Those who want to build research/scholarship in their institutions—which requires skills in leadership, research organization, and faculty development. Candidates have been asked to be a change agent for building their organization’s capacity for producing scholarly activity. The fellow’s organization should support development of that capability, including supporting the development of a strategic plan as a product of the BRC Fellowship. Fellows might be chairs, aspiring chairs, research directors, research change agents in a residency program, administrators or others charged with making change in the organization.

The Building Research Capacity (BRC) Fellowship has 3 aims:

  • Coaching: Provide coaching support to build research and scholarship capacity within a program or institution
  • Support: Develop a peer support/network among other individuals or teams trying to build research capacity
  • Strategic Planning: Create a strategic plan for research and scholarship within their home program/institution

Curriculum overview

  • The following curricular elements will be emphasized throughout the fellowship
    • Leadership development
    • Research tools and skills
  • Fellows will be expected to:
    • Attend the NAPCRG annual meeting at the beginning of the fellowship (November)
    • Attend the NAPCRG annual meeting at the completion of the fellowship (November)
    • Participate in scheduled webinars
    • Produce required end products
  • Faculty will:
    • Provide coaching and support as fellows navigate through their fellowship year
    • Offer feedback to the BRC Fellowship Leadership Team regarding fellow progress and areas for program improvement
    • Evaluate the curricular products produced by fellows
  • End products
    • Vision statement for research/scholarship in their organization (department, program, institution)
    • 3–5-year strategic plan for research/scholarship in their organization
    • Research capacity assessments
    • Stakeholder map
    • Progress summary data and narrative
    • Write a Leadership Philosophy identifying their leadership styles, strengths, and potential blind spots
    • Summative presentation at NAPCRG

Application Process

  • The application process for the fellows matriculating in November 2021 will begin February 2022 at the ADFM Annual Meeting and end July 31 2022.
  • Required documents include:
    • CV
    • Personal statement describing why this fellowship is important for the applicant and what is to be gained
    • Letter of recommendation from supervisor/chair, including intent to provide funding and protected time for the applicant
  • Please submit materials through this form here

Tuition

  • The tuition is $4,750, which includes:
    • NAPCRG Annual Meeting 2021 registration and membership
    • ADFM 2022 Annual Meeting registration
    • NAPCRG Annual Meeting 2022 (Phoenix, Arizona) registration and membership
    • Bimonthly Webinars and Workshops