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Immersive Mentored Skill Development Program

ACCP Foundation Pilot Project 2023

Immersive Mentored Skill Development Program (IMMERSE)

The purpose of IMMERSE is to fund and facilitate focused traineeship opportunities for full members of ACCP to acquire new skill(s) that will expand and/or enhance their clinical practice or research programs.

Application Process (deadline November 15, 2023):

  1. Review the traineeship brief descriptions here:

Program Details:

Experience Format/Duration: IMMERSE experiences may vary in length from a minimum of 5 days to maximum of 4 weeks in person with or without supplemental on-demand learning modules/online components. Estimated program length and design is described in the mentor’s brief description of potential training experiences. The final experience plan will be determined by the mentor and participant trainee after the selection process is completed. Program experiences must be completed by September 30, 2024.

Location(s): various.

Participant Eligibility: participant trainees must be full members of ACCP. PRN officers and board members (Trustees, Regents, Directors) are not eligible.

Award: Up to $8000 per program. The mentor’s institution is eligible for up to $4,000 and the participant trainee is eligible for up to $4,000 to help defray costs of participation. Examples of participation costs may include, but not necessarily be limited to supplies, transportation, lodging, and meal costs associated with the experience. A budget justification will be requested at the time the detailed IMMERSE experience plan is submitted (see below).

Participant Application – Deadline to apply is November 15, 2023
The following information is required:

  1. Describe (2 pages or less) the specific techniques, methodologies, or skills you would like to acquire during the proposed IMMERSE experience. The desired experience must represent an opportunity described and offered by one of the host mentors.
  2. Describe (in 2 pages or less) the applicant’s interest in the experience, including perceived benefits to the applicant and their unit/department/institution. Specify the goals you will use to measure the outcome of the experience, how the new skill(s) will enhance your future performance as a researcher and/or clinician, and how the skill(s) will be applied to research/practice.
  3. Briefly describe a timeline for the proposed experience. Please provide an estimate of how much time you are able to commit to training visits and how much time you believe acquiring the skill described will require.
  4. Institutional letter of support that grants permission for the needed time to complete the training.
  5. Letter of support from internal collaborator or colleague that speaks to your likelihood of success in the program.
  6. Curriculum vitae

Selection of Participants – by December 1, 2023 (Mentor/Applicant matches announced by December 15, 2023)

  • A 4-person panel from the co-sponsoring PRN and at least one member of the ACCP Foundation Board of Trustees will select up to three finalist participant trainees from the applicant pool.
  • The mentor selects the participant for their experience from the finalists.

Program timeline/design – by February 1, 2024

  • Final report due.

Program Experiences Complete – by September 30, 2024

  • Costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting are not eligible to be included in the training experience budget.

Presentation of Program Experience at the 2024 ACCP Annual Meeting

  • Costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting are not eligible to be included in the training experience budget.