Title

A Small Grants Program Improves Medical Education Research Productivity

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Academic Medicine

Abstract

Background: This study compared research collaboration and productivity among applicants to a small educational research grants program.

Method: Brief interviews were conducted with 89% (8/9) of funded applicants and 55% (6/11) of unfunded applicants.

Results: Funded projects had an average 6.6 scholarly products per project and 3.8 interinstitutional collaborators with 72.5% continuing collaborations, compared with the unfunded group that had 2.8 products, 1.8 collaborators, and only 16% continuing collaborations.

Conclusions: This program seems beneficial to research productivity and multiinstitutional collaboration.

DOI

10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181b3707d

Publication Date

10-2009

ISSN

1938-808X

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