Innovations Funding

The Academy's Innovations Funding program supports faculty who research, create and implement new ways of teaching complex diagnostic and treatment skills that will advance
the quality of health care. The program supports development of new curricular elements, focused faculty development undertakings, comparison of pedagogical approaches, and innovative approaches to learner assessment. Open to all faculty in the School of Medicine, these intramural grants serve as a catalyst for the development of curriculum that addresses the constantly changing ways in which physicians practice medicine.

Innovations Funding projects are typically funded for one year, with the expectation that, if successful, the curricular innovation will be sustained in some other fashion. Since the program's inception, the Academy has awarded more than $2 million to over 100 projects, many of which have been disseminated in some form of educational scholarship. Click here to view funded projects from 2001 to present.

2013 Collaboration with the Center for Interprofessional Health Education and the Library

The Academy, Center for IPE and the Library collaborated on Innovations Funding for Education, a joint call for proposals to address a range of priorities in education of students and trainees at UCSF. Proposals were submitted to and developed within UCSF Open Proposals. Please visit our forum in Open Proposals for information about the projects funded for 2014-2015 and all the proposals submitted in the 2013 cycle.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Academy's Innovations Funding program.

Please contact Kathleen Land at, or 415-514-9259, if you have any questions.