Lawrence S. Neinstein Award In Educational Scholarship To Advance Adolescent/Young Adult Health

Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Educational Scholarship to Advance Adolescent/Young Adult Health

Deadline: October 11, 2023

The LSN Award recognizes and supports innovative and scholarly educational projects pertaining to adolescent and young adult health and medicine.

  1. All disciplines invited to apply
  2. Applicants should be early- to mid- career within their discipline, defined as 10 years or less from completion of training or receipt of a terminal degree in a field directly related to AYA health
  3. Applicants’ career plans should include sustained and meaningful contributions in educational scholarship to advance AYA health.
  4. Applicants’ educational scholarship should involve patients, parents, other health professionals, trainees or community members (proposal should provide explicit plans to involve one or more of these groups).
  5. SAHM membership is encouraged but not required
  6. No restriction on where the applicant resides
APPLICATION REVIEW AND CRITERIA Members from both the SAHM Education and Awards Committees will review application packages and select the LSN Award recipient. An individual may receive the LSN Award only once. SAHM reserves the right not to name an award recipient in any given year. Review criteria include:
  • significance and innovation of the proposed project, with particular attention to innovative educational strategies/technologies
  • educational intervention or project with specific objectives, methodology, and evaluation plan
  • potential for the project to positively impact AYA health care
BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATION The recipient of the LSN Award will receive a maximum of up to $10,000 total in funding to support the innovative and scholarly educational project for up to 2 years. The LSN Award recipient will be recognized at the annual SAHM Meeting during the Awards Ceremony and presented with a commemorative plaque. Dates and Deadline Information
  • Deadline for receipt of application: October 11, 2023
  • Notification of award: December 31, 2023
  • Funding period: March 2024-February 2026
AWARD DELIVERABLES An LSN award recipient will be expected to:
  • At one year: submit a one-page written progress report, documenting accomplishments towards the goal of the project, identifying any significant changes, and describing plans for the remainder of their project.  If the project is completed within one year of funding, the one year progress report can be replaced by the final written report (see below.)
  • Within 24 months of award: submit a final written report of up to three pages documenting the recipient’s final accomplishments including outcomes, significance, implications and future plans. This should be submitted within six months of the end of funding.
  1. Nomination package must include two letters of support, one of which must be from a current SAHM member.
  1. Nominating sponsor: The nominating sponsor should be familiar with the content area and include a detailed nomination stating reasons why the nominee merits consideration for this award. Remarks should focus on the nominee’s potential for adolescent health-related educational scholarship involving patients, parents, health professionals, trainees or community members.
The nominating letter from the sponsor should address the impact potential of the nominee’s proposed work on AYA health.  The nomination letter should also focus on one or more area(s) of educational scholarship from those listed below in which the nominee shows particular promise.
  1. Program Development
  2. Curriculum development
  3. Educational Leadership
  4. Professional Development
  5. Education policy
  6. Innovative educational contributions
ii. Second letter of support: One additional letter of support should be included in the package. This letter may come from an individual identified as a source of mentorship or project collaboration, and should also speak to the nominee’s potential for educational scholarship as well as the contributions of the proposed project to both adolescent health and the nominee’s future career.
  1. From nominee:
    1. Title Page including:
      • Title of proposed project ‎
      • Nominee name, academic rank (If applicable), department, office address, phone, email
      • Other Key personnel (Co-investigators, collaborators; with rank and dept.) ‎
      • Budget contact name, title, phone, email
      • Location(s) where this project will be performed
      • Is this project supported with other funds, grants?‎
        1. If yes, please indicate source
  2. Up to two-page project proposal for the current award including:
  • Personal statement describing the nominee’s experiences, skills, and career plan with respect to educational scholarship, and how they have or intend to leverage their educational scholarship to have a sustained positive impact on AYA health.
  • Brief Project Summary ‎
  • Specific aims ‎
  • Significance ‎
  • Innovation ‎
  • Background (including preliminary work or data if applicable) ‎
  • Study/Project Design
  • Analysis/Evaluation plan
  • Sustainability
  1. Well-developed and itemized budget accompanied by a budget justification.  Please specify costs associated with novel educational technology(ies).  (Do not include indirect costs)
  2. Applicant’s curriculum vitae
  3. Please upload applications as one PDF document with the ‎following naming convention: First Name_Last ‎Name_2024_ LSN_Award.
Please upload your application packet here. Incomplete packets will not be accepted.
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