Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Audion, STAR Tower, University of Delaware 
540 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713

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Kate Smith 
Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association 

Research Shark Tank:

Focus on Population Health 

The DHSA is seeking population health research proposals from students, faculty, and staff attached to any of its partner organizations (Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Delaware).  Proposals will be reviewed by a committee, and the top four researchers will have a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of DHSA representatives at this live event! The panel will score the proposals, and the highest scoring proposal will receive a check for $50,000 to fund their research!

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Submission: April 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Notification of Top Four: April 30, 2019
  • Shark Tank Event: May 28, 2019

Proposals Should be 3-4 pages, and Must Include the Following:

  • Researcher's Name(s)
  • Structured Abstract - 500 words maximum  
  • Overall research plan
  • Innovative aspect of the population health-based proposal
  • How the funds will be utilized
  • Sustainability of the project
  • How the project will be impactful to the Delaware community
  • Potential for independent grant funding
  • Collaboration: proposal should indicate partnership with at least two of DHSA's partner organizations
  • Letter of Support from researcher's supervisor to ensure support

Who Can Submit:

  • Students, faculty, and staff attached to any of the DHSA's Partner Organizations