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Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's

Research and Program Evaluation Fellowship


The purpose of the fellowship project is to fund research projects that will significantly assist the learner's development while contributing to the collaborative care field.


Eligibility: Applicant must be a member of CFHA who is either in training (student, resident, or fellow) or is less than 3 years post training. 


Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017 (SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.)

Description of Proposed Project: 
Proposals may include work being done in fulfillment of a thesis, dissertation, or other research initiative.  Applicants must describe their topic, hypothesis(es) and methodology.  Applicants may be a member of a research team but should be identified as the project's leader.  All proposals must have a research question guiding their design and be able to produce reportable outcomes by October 2018.

Project Impact: 
CFHA leadership is interested in how applicants plan to measure the efficacy and/or effectiveness of their project.  The fellowship recipient will be invited to present the conclusions of their project at the 2018 CFHA conference.  The recipient will be required to select a poster or podium presentation for their work.  The recipient will be required to submit a mid-year report detailing the project's accomplishments thus far and proposed plans.  A final report of the project should be written in the form of a 1,000-1,500 word CFHA blog.

Project Mentor: 
Applicant will identify a project mentor with expertise in collaborative care who will be responsible for providing regular supervision and oversight of the project's implementation.  Applicants are required to submit a letter of support from the project mentor describing their support of the applicant and plan for oversight and supervision.  Applicants will also be asked to submit a copy of their mentor's CV or Biosketch.

Review and Selection:
Applications will be reviewed by the Research and Evaluation Committee with a finalist presented to the Board of Directors for selection. The proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria: 

1) Contribution to the learner's development

2) Significance and contribution to the collaborative care field

3) Feasibility

4) Innovation

5) Approach/methodology

6) Advances the practice of multiple disciplines

7) Mentor's qualification in overseeing the applicant.

Notice of Award:
The fellowship recipient will be announced at the 2017 CFHA Annual Conference in Houston, TX October 19-21st. Award will be presented to the lead investigator on the project.  All applicants will be informed about the outcome one month prior to the 2017 conference.

Award: Research Fellowship Awardee will receive a taxable award of $1,000, one free conference registration to the 20th Annual Conference to be held in October 2018 (dates and location TBA), and will be acknowledged in both 2017 and 2018 conference materials.


Click here to read the full proposal of the 2016 Research Fellowship winner (Jeffrey Shahidullah, PhD)




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CFHA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally. CFHA achieves this by organizing the integrated care community, providing expert technical assistance and producing educational content.