In 1994, the medical faculty established an endowment to
support educational projects, services and research at The
Medical Center of Central Georgia and Central Georgia Health
System affiliates. To apply for a grant, at least one member
of the application team must be a faculty member on the
medical staff, and/or an employee of Central Georgia Health
System. Proposal requests should not exceed $20,000. Selection
on a competitive basis determines receipt of a grant.
The Selection Committee reviews each submitted proposal
for completion of requirements, appropriateness for consideration,
validity of scientific methodologies and capability of completion
within the year of funding.
Projects meeting all of the following criteria receive highest
- Projects which improve community health
and health education
- Projects which are multi-disciplinary and/or
- Projects providing opportunities to upgrade
and enhance educational and health skills through research
- Projects promoting excellence in medical
and clinical education through research.
Proposals must be submitted on application forms available
in person or by mail from the Foundation office.
Proposal deadline to MCCG Sr. V.P. is June 15. The original
proposal must be hand delivered by the applicant to the
Foundation with four additional copies. All copies must
show approval signatures.
Proposal deadline to the Foundation office is July 1. Incomplete
or late applications will not be considered by the Selection
Each application must contain the following information
at the time of submission:
- Completed Medcen Community Health Foundation
- The curriculum vita of the primary author
or researcher (additional authors or researchers should
be listed but their curriculum vitae not submitted)
- A completed approval sheet, included with
applications signed and dated by appropriate managers
- Institutional Review Board approval letter,
All four required components must be submitted together
with the original and four copies by the deadline date of
The Selection Committee reviews each properly submitted
application and ranks each proposal based on the previously
described requirements. Applicants will receive notification
of the committees decision by September 30. Approved
projects are funded by October 1. Funding for grants remains
available through September 30 of the following year. After
that date unused funds revert back to the Foundation. Expenditures
are administered through Central Georgia Health System and
must be consistent with the proposed budget.
Past reporting and performance may be considered when making
The Selection Committee reserves the right to interview
The recipient shall provide a final report by April
1 of the year following the grant closing. A final report
form can be obtained from the Foundation office.
The recipient must agree to provide presentations at suitable
programs arranged by the Foundation. Any publications or
products derived from the project must acknowledge the support
received from the Medcen Community Health Foundation.
The Medcen Community Health Foundation determines membership
of the Selection Committee. Trustees of the Medcen Community
Health Foundation Board, as well as a representative from
Mercer University School of Medicine, comprise the Selection
Committee. The Selection Committee reserves the right to
invite additional outside reviewers to evaluate the scientific
and statistical validity of submitted proposals. All decisions
of the Selection Committee are final.
Application to MCCG - June 15
Application to Medcen - July 1
Notification - September 30
Disbursement - October 1
Grant Closing - September 30 of following year
Final Report Due - April 1 following grant closing
If any of these dates fall on a weekend or holiday the
deadline is 5 p.m. on the first working day following.
For more information on Research & Education grants,
please contact Shawn Kelly at 478-633-7388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.