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Medical Education Mini-Grant Program

**PDF of Request For Proposal

**Application Here

Purpose:

The mini-grant awards are intended to promote collaboration and synergy among faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine, to strongly encourage educational research relationships between departments within the institution, and to foster research and scholarship in undergraduate medical education:

Under the guidance of the Society of Teaching Scholars, the Mini-Grant Program supports:

  • Expanding the base of nationally competitive undergraduate medical education research activity leading to the potential for increased extramural support for medical education research at Tulane University
  • Elevating the visibility and reputation of Tulane University School of Medicine Faculty for teaching excellence and scholarly accomplishment
  • Strengthening the school’s educational offerings by providing medical students and junior faculty with opportunities to participate in educational research, scholarship, and creative activity

Full-time faculty may apply for Undergraduate Medical Education Mini-Grants for up to $2000 to support innovations in teaching and learning activities that will lead to educational research and scholarship in undergraduate medical education. 

Proposed activities shall take place during the 2014-2015 academic year (August, 2014 - May, 2015).  Final reports for funded projects are due to the Office of Medical Education (OME) by September 30, 2015.


Requests for Funding:

Expenses normally covered by departments (office supplies, photocopying, routine textbooks/videos, etc.) will not be funded.  However, budget requests may include:

  • Specialty manuals/handbooks/materials to improve your teaching or innovate your course(s),
  • Purchasing and integrating instructional technology materials and supplies into your course(s) in new ways
  • Partial support (limited to 25% of award amount) for travel to medical education conferences, provided the attendee presents a workshop about the conference upon return,
  • Partial funding for special services related to teaching.

 

 

Application and Deadline:

Submit your application electronically to <ome@tulane.edu> by clicking on the following link:.  


Download Application here


DEADLINE for application is Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m.


Award criteria include:

  • The project must address some aspect of undergraduate medical education.
  • A  clear description of your proposal, including the innovation/contribution to teaching and learning and the scope of your proposal's benefit (how many classes, students, colleagues)
  • The longevity of your proposal (one semester? more than one semester?)
  • An itemized budget


Follow-up:

Award recipients shall submit a brief final report summarizing their activities by September 30, 2015 (or by the end of the semester following the conclusion of the research project).  With permission, information from effective and innovative projects will be posted on the OME website.  Recipients who attend a teaching conference shall share materials from the conference and present a workshop at TUSOM on what they learned.  In addition, selected mini-grant recipients may be invited to present their projects.

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