2017 Teaching Innovations Grant – Call for Proposals

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On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators (AME) will begin accepting proposals for this year’s Teaching Innovations Grant.


The AME was founded in 2011 to identify, recognize, and honor master teachers; to develop and implement innovative education tools and programs; and to mentor and train aspiring educators who will act as role models for other faculty.

Award description

The Teaching Innovations Grant Program, developed in 2013, provides $2,500 of support for innovative teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or faculty level within the Emory University School of Medicine. Grants are open to all Department of Medicine faculty and are available to individual faculty members as well as faculty working within a group. Priority will be given to the proposal that most directly impacts education within the department in a sustainable manner.

Funds can be used to support teaching initiatives including, but not limited to:

  • Developing innovative courses or curricula
  • Developing an education research initiative
  • Implementing innovative teaching methods

Key dates

Proposals will be accepted from Wednesday, 2/15/17 through Monday, 5/15/17 at midnight EST and should be emailed to Kymberly McMillan at klmcmil@emory.edu. You should expect to receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your proposal.

Eligibility and selection criteria

All faculty with a primary appointment in the Emory University Department of Medicine are eligible to apply. A single faculty member must be identified as the key contact and project leader.

Previous winners

  • 2014: W. Randy Hunt, MD (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine). “A Formalized Curriculum for Critical Care Ultrasonography.”
  • 2015: Mikhail Akbashev, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics). “A Randomized Study of Resident and Medical Student Understanding of Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring With and Without Online Interactive Cases.”


Please contact Kymberly McMillan at klmcmil@emory.edu.

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The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

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