Innovations Funding: Application
APPLICATION SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2012 (funding cycle July 2013 - June 2014)
- Friday, 9/7/12: Call for Proposals released
- Monday, 10/1/12: Online Letter of Intent due (Required)
- Wednesday, 10/10/12: Project Development Workshop (Required, new this year)
Noon-2:00pm, Faculty Alumni House
- Monday, 10/12/12: Deadline to request a scholarship consultation
- Monday, 11/26/12: Applications due by email by 5:00 pm (Required, no extensions)
- March 2013: Notification of grant awards
- July 2013: Funding commences
Before you begin work on your proposal, please review this important information:
ONLINE LETTER OF INTENT (required)
The Academy Innovations Funding Program requires a letter of intent by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 1, 2012. This allows the Academy to anticipate the number of proposals and areas of focus, and enables us to work with you in refining proposals and identifying opportunities.The letter of intent will include: (1) Proposal title; (2) Primary faculty involved, (3) Relevance to priority areas; (4) Learner level (e.g. medical student, resident, fellows); (5) Educational area or focus; (6) Estimated total budget; (7) Brief description of the proposed project, and (8) Considerations regarding the project’s evaluation plan.
Click here to submit your letter of intent: 2012 Innovations Funding Letter of Intent
INNOVATIONS FUNDING PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Required)
Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-2:00 pm
Faculty-Alumni House, 745 Parnassus Ave.
New this year, the Academy requires the proposal Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI to attend the Project Planning Workshop to discuss the technology, evaluation, and educational data aspects of your proposal.If no one on your proposal team is able to attend, please contact Kathleen Land at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-514-9259.
ESCape SCHOLARSHIP CONSULTATION (Optional)
The Academy expects each funded proposal to make a significant contribution to the medical education literature.
The Academy encourages proposal authors to participate in a scholarship consultation at the weekly Educational Scholarship Conference (ESCape) organized by the Office of Medical Education. Experts in curriculum development, learner assessment, and program evaluation are available to share feedback and advice for your proposal.
To schedule a consultation, contact Victoria Ruddick at email@example.com by Friday, October 12, 2012. Specify that this is for an Innovations Funding grant proposal.
Full applications -- including proposal, letter(s) of support, and budget -- must be submitted by email to Kathleen Land at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm (no extensions). A full application consists of the following materials:
- Application Face Page: Complete the Face Page Template.
- Project Narrative: Use the Project Narrative Template and include the following: (1) Proposal title; (2) Summary/Abstract; (3) Background and significance; (4) Goals of project; (5) Project design and methods; (6) Evaluation plan and outcome measurement; (7) Plan for sustainability (continuation of project beyond the funding cycle); (8) Description of the differences between your letter of intent and final proposal. There is no minimum or maximum page limit (the average length is 5 pages).
- Budget Template: Use the Budget Template to provide specific and precise information on your budget. Budget categories are: (1) Faculty effort; (2) Supplies; (3) Administrative support salary, and (4) the department and financial officer (name, telephone, email) responsible for managing the funding if awarded. Express all salaries as percent effort and annual amount of salary to be paid by the grant; all salary requests must include benefits as a separate item. Do not include the network recharge for faculty salaries; if the project is funded, this will be absorbed by the Academy.
- Letter(s) of Support: Proposal authors must demonstrate that they have the capacity to realize their projects. This includes a clear commitment from relevant units (e.g. course or clerkship directors for new curricula) or education teams that need to give permission or provide support for implementation of your proposal.
- A letter of support is required from the chair of the department (and other equivalent supervisor or chief of service, as appropriate) that briefly states the chair's agreement to relieve the author of a portion of his/her current responsibilities to allow time to accomplish the work described in the proposal.
- Additional letters of support: if a proposal involves an enhancement of or an addition to an existing course or clerkship, a letter of support indicating the commitment of the course or clerkship director to incorporate this enhancement if the proposal is funded must accompany the application.
Questions about the submission process or the Innovations Funding program in general can be directed to Kathleen Land at email@example.com or 415-514-9259.