Educational Support Office

Educational Support Grant Applications Due February 28, 2014

Educational Support Grants are made available to College of Medicine faculty to encourage advancements in health professions education.  Grants are awarded to faculty to support the implementation of innovative educational programs.  Grants are for a one-year period and are selected on the basis of benefit to students in a degree program, the faculty member, and the College of Medicine.

Examples of past grants that have been awarded: purchase of equipment for use in clinical education, development of a web-based educational program/course/tutorial, educational research, purchase of digital images used for instruction and/or equipment to view slides, scan slides, etc.

Staff or faculty salary support is not available through Educational Support Grants.  Grant funds may be used to pay part-time, temporary workers, such as students who are contracted exclusively for this project.

Grant Guidelines:

  • Eligibility: Any COM/SAHP faculty member who is involved in the teaching of students.
  • Frequency: No more than one grant is awarded to any individual in a two-year span.
  • Amount: Up to $5000 per grant is available.
  • Application: A one to two page application is required (see requirements below)
  • Selection process: Applications will be reviewed by the Educational Support Grant Committee which will make recommendations to the Dean for final approval.
  • Application deadline – February 28, 2014

Applications should be approximately two pages long (plus any supporting documents) and must be submitted electronically (via email).  Please include:

  • Applicant’s name, department, position, and educational credentials (i.e. involvement in education, not a comprehensive CV)
  • Description of the proposed project
  • Amount requested, with an itemized budget (include a quote or catalogs for equipment purchases)
  • A description of the measures of success for the project
  • A description of the benefit to students, to the applicant, and to the College of Medicine, including an estimate of the number of students who will be impacted by the project

At the end of the grant cycle, in April 2015, a summary letter to the Dean will be required.

Submit applications electronically to sarah.risuglia@unmc.edu by February 28, 2014, for consideration.

Contact Sarah Risuglia for additional information (sarah.risuglia@unmc.edu or 559-2505).

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