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Medical Education
Center for Faculty Educators

2017 Stemmler Fund Application Deadline July 1, 2017

In support of innovation in medical education assessment, the Edward J. Stemmler, MD, Medical Education Research Fund of the NBME is pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 call for Letters of Intent (LOIs) will begin on May 1, 2017. 

PURPOSE and GOALS: The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research and development in innovative eval­uation methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice. Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training through practice. Both pilots and more com­prehensive projects are of interest. Collaborative investigations within or among institutions are eligible and encouraged, particularly as they strengthen the likelihood of the project's contribution and success.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for Stemmler Fund grant awards are medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association. The number of LOIs submitted by any eligible school is not limited.

BUDGET INFORMATION: In the 2016-2017 funding cycle, applicants may request up to $150,000 of NBME funding support for a project period of up to two years.

Remember that ESCape is available for group consultations on everything from a research question to a draft of a proposal.