Innovations Funding

Since 2000, The Academy's Innovations Funding Program:

$4,000,000+

Dollars Awarded

220+

projects funded

 

The Academy of Medical Educators was founded in 2000 to support the people who carry out and advance the educational mission of UCSF. The vision is to be an organizational culture that values educators and accelerates teaching and learning to improve health with the values of community, diversity, advocacy, service, and innovation.

The Innovations Funding in Education program is one of the most impactful Academy programs designed to support junior faculty across UCSF to engage in curricular innovation and scholarship:

  • In the last five years alone, >$1,559,000 went to 85 projects with 79 unique principal investigators (PI). Almost all the PIs were junior faculty, with mentorship from more senior Academy educators.  
  • The junior faculty were from 23 different departments across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.
  • The priorities for types of projects are set every year so the program can be flexible and meet the current needs of health professions education at UCSF. 

2022 Call for Innovations Funding Proposals

Proposed Timeline in the Innovations Funding for Education 2022 cycle:

2021

August 20 - September 29: Concept Submission Phase. Concepts for Proposals are submitted via survey.

Concepts for Proposals must be submitted via survey by October. See our forum on Open Proposals for more information.

September 30 - November 10: Concept Review Phase.
November 11- December 16: Open Improvement Phase. Accepted concepts are developed into Full Proposals (or Seed Projects) on the Open Proposals platform.
2022
March 1: Funded proposals announced.

Please contact Kathleen Land at kathleen.land@ucsf.edu, or (415) 514-9259, if you have any questions.

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Innovations Funding for Education 2021-2022 Grants Announcement
Innovations Funding for Education 2020-2021 Grants Announcement
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Innovations Funding for Education 2018-2019 Grants Announcement
Innovations Funding for Education 2017-2018 Grants Announcement
Innovations Funding for Education 2016-2017 Grants Announcement
Innovations Funding for Education 2015-2016 Grants Announcement
Innovations Funding for Education 2014-2015 Grants Announcement