Early Career Grants

APOS is grateful to the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation

for the generous donations for the Pediatric Psychosocial Standards of Care Research Grants!

THANK YOU!

Mattie Miracle is Our 1st Honorary Community Partner Member!

Reflections from Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, DNP, APRN
(APOS Past President)

On behalf of the APOS Board of Directors, we are thrilled to announce Mattie Miracle as our first Honorary Community Partner! We are so grateful for your continued support and significant contributions and look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come

Thank you for your longstanding commitment to the mission, vision, and values of APOS. We are so honored to extend this first honorary community partner to you and the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation.
It is through continued great partnering with advocates such as the co-founders of Mattie Miracle that we will continue to make a difference! We are truly grateful that you have chosen APOS as your partner organization and for all the work you continue to do to honor the importance of psychosocial/psychological care for patients and their families.

May there continue to be great meaning in our shared work and the long legacy of Mattie and the late Dr. Jimmie Holland

About Mattie Miracle...

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation is dedicated to increasing childhood cancer awareness, education, advocacy, research and psychosocial support services to children, their families, and medical personnel. Children and their families will be supported throughout the cancer treatment journey, to ensure access to quality psychosocial and mental health care, and to enable children to cope with cancer so they can lead happy and productive lives.

About APOS...
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to researching and treating the psychosocial aspects of cancer. It brings together professionals from all disciplines working in the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of cancer, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, clergy and psychiatrists.

Letters of Intent (LOIs) Call is now Open - deadline is July 1, 2024

Mattie Miracle & APOS are partnering again for a $10,000 grant pertaining to the Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Standards of Care.

 

An invitation to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation/APOS grant is being offered to address:

Research that advances the implementation of any of the 15 Standards OR the feasibility, application and utilization of the Matrix and Guidelines.  The aim is to lead to improved care provided to children with cancer and their family members.

More specifically, we are looking for evidence of how the Standards can be introduced into practice and/or how the Matrix and Guidelines can be applied to monitor/track changes in psychosocial practice. This may include identifying gaps in services and building new tools/resources/staffing.

For either study design, stakeholder engagement is encouraged, as appropriate for the proposed project. This can include the perspectives of patients, parents/caregivers, administrators, and/or payors. Payments for stakeholder involvement should be included in the award budget.

The Standards can be found here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.25675/full

The Matrix and Guidelines can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.28586

 

Eligibility:

Current APOS membership and an early investigator (within 10 years of terminal degree).

 

*A research mentor must be clearly identified, and the application must document their involvement in the study design and execution, as well as training and mentorship.

 

Expectations:

Funded grant results are expected to be presented at the APOS annual meeting.

 

Researchers are expected to publish the results of their funded grant research.

 

*Grant recipients are expected to acknowledge the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation (funding agency) in presentations and in publications.

 

Which grant opportunity are you submitting your Letter of Intent for?

Please select one option:

1. Research that advances the implementation of any of the 15 Standards and can document improved care provided to children with cancer and their family members.

2. The feasibility, application and utilization of the Matrix and Guidelines Specifically, we are looking for evidence of how the Standards can be introduced into practice and/or how the Matrix and Guidelines can be applied to monitor/track changes in psychosocial practice. This may include identifying gaps in services and building new tools/resources/staffing.

 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Proposal Instructions.

Your Letter of Intent should contain a brief overview of the proposed project as outlined below:

One page (400 words maximum) that includes Purpose, Aims, Methods and Outcome Measures.

Please also provide (not included in the 400 words):

  • Impact Statement (2 sentences) State how this project will impact the psychosocial care of pediatric oncology patients and families and/or pediatric oncology programs.

  • Innovation Statement (2 sentences) State how this project is a novel approach to childhood cancer research.

  • Dissemination Statement (2-3 sentences) State how this work can lead to the goal of uniformity of evidence-based care (based on these Standards) for children with cancer and their families, regardless of location or size of the institution where care is provided.

  • Identify Mentorship Team/Plan – Identify mentor(s) and describe general plan for mentorship.

Deadline to submit your LOI is July 1, 2024

Please reach out to Dr. Lori Wiener at wienerl@mail.nih.gov

or Susanne Tomlinson at stomlinson@parthenonmgmt.com