Clinical Educator Grant Program | South Central MIRECC - MIRECC / CoE
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Clinical Educator Grant Program | South Central MIRECC

About the CEG Program

The CEG program is an opportunity for clinicians and researchers at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) to develop educational products that address clinical gaps to improve mental health care for rural and underserved Veterans.

All products are made available to the public for free. Products must be designed to be easily disseminated and easy for clinicians or Veterans to use.

Projects must support the SC MIRECC mission to improve mental health care for rural and other underserved Veterans. Projects tailored to rural populations should be applicable to CBOC or rural community settings. All products should include consideration about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition to our annual Clinical Educator Grant Program, this year we are offering a special topic Clinical Educator Grant. The special topic is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mental Health Care. The annual and special topic Clinical Educator Grant Program have the same grant application and funding possibilities.

Grant awards range from $500-$7,000. Multi-site collaborative projects at facilities in VISNs 16 and/or 17 may be eligible for a grant up to $10,000.

On occasion, the SC MIRECC is able to fund off-cycle applications. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Bryan at Jennifer.Bryan1@va.gov or Dr. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali at Ali.Asghar-Ali@va.gov if you have an inquiry about an off-cycle application.

Eligibility

  • Mental health clinicians, researchers, evaluators, and educators in VISN 16 and VISN 17 or those collaborating with VISN 16 or VISN 17 mental health professionals are eligible to apply.
    • A single applicant must be designated the “principal applicant” even if the project has multiple collaborators.
    • For multi-site collaborations where each site has its own leader, those individuals will be designated “co-principal applicants.
    • For those collaborating with staff outside of VISN 16 or VISN 17, the “principal applicant” must be a VISN 16 or VISN 17 staff member.
  • Trainees may apply but must identify a permanent VA mental health professional as a co-applicant. The permanent VISN 16 or 17 VA mental health professional will be responsible for completion of the product if it has not been completed before the trainee leaves the VA.
  • Veteran or non-VA community members can be co-applicants but not principal applicants.
  • Awardees will be designated as SC MIRECC Affiliate Investigators during their project.

Apply

Use our helpful application instructions and sample applications below to fill out the application.

The deadline for FY22 applications has closed. However, on occasion the SC MIRECC is able to fund off-cycle applications. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Bryan at Jennifer.Bryan1@va.gov or Dr. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali at Ali.Asghar-Ali@va.gov if you have an inquiry about an off-cycle application.

Free Products Created From Grants

All products developed through this program will be available to the public for free. These products are ideal for mental health care providers, advocates, and Veterans and their family members. View our inventory to access products.

Contact

Program Directors

Dr. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali (Ali.Asghar-Ali@va.gov / asgharal@bcm.edu)
Dr. Jennifer Bryan (Jennifer.Bryan1@va.gov)

 

Last updated: September 24, 2021