Two new funding opportunities sponsored by The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education and The University of Texas System have opened for faculty members: the Innovation in Health Science Education Award and the Health Science Education Small Grants Program. The strict deadline for both applications will be 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.
Continue reading for more information and how to apply.
The Innovation in Health Science Education Award recognizes an individual (or individuals) who has (have) implemented a project or program with a documented record of innovation and achievement in undergraduate or graduate health science education, encompassing all of the health science disciplines, including educational programs for medical students, medical residents, undergraduate and graduate nursing students, dental students, public health professionals, and allied health professionals.
The Award is to recognize outstanding and sustained achievement as a health science educator with documentation of recent innovation and accomplishment in the last five years. Nominations can come from self, from a colleague, from a local teaching academy, etc. The monetary awards are $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $2,500 for third place. Three finalists will present their projects at the 2014 Innovations in Health Science Education Conference on February 20-21, 2014 in order to receive the final award. This monetary award will be placed into discretionary accounts at the recipient’s UT health science institution for legitimate expenses to support academic pursuits.
The Health Science Education Small Grants Program offers awards (up to $5,000 per project) to faculty members at UT health science institutions who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve health science education by innovative approaches. Projects that demonstrate a direct, measurable and positive impact on learners in health science education and projects with greatest potential for broader dissemination will be most competitive for these awards. Applications will be accepted from all health science disciplines, related to the education of medical, nursing, dental, allied health, public health, health information, and graduate-level basic biomedical science students
Visit The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education website for application information for the Innovation in Health Science Education Award and the Health Science Education Small Grant Program.