External Medical Education 

Research Grants

Medical Education Research Grants

  • Tulane Provost’s Office Committee on Research Fellowships -
    • The University Senate Committee on Research, in conjunction with the Provost’s Office, provides up to $10,000 fellowships to support research activities by faculty. Allowable expenses include summer salary (9-month appointees only), graduate student support, travel, supplies, and minor equipment. All full-time, regular, tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply, though preference will be given to faculty in the first three years of their appointment at the time of application and to more advanced faculty who are initiating new areas of research. It is anticipated that approximately ten awards will be made annually.
    • Full proposals are due via email to email to Sirah Laub ( by January 6, 2012.
  • SGEA (Southern Group on Educational Affairs) Research in Medical Education Grants -
  • NBME Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund
    • The goal of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support (up to $150,000 for a project period of up to two years) for research or development of innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine. 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. Pilot and more comprehensive projects are both of interest. Collaborative investigations within or among institutions are eligible, particularly as they strengthen the likelihood of the project's contribution and success.
    • Annual deadline to submit Letter of Intent: July 1st
    • 2011 Call for Letters of Intent:
  • The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation (
    • The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused in five priority areas: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork; Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and System Performance; New Models for Clinical Education; Career Development for Underrepresented Minorities; and Education for the Care of Underserved Populations.
    • Programs include Foundation Board Grants, Foundation President’s Grants, and the Macy Faculty Scholars Program.
    • Grant applications are accepted at any time.
  • Pfizer Medical Education Grants (
    • Pfizer seeks to provide grant support for the continuing professional development of healthcare providers in areas aligned with the core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), including Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice, and Practice-based Learning and Improvement. Pfizer medical education grant support goes beyond activities focused on traditional updates in knowledge to broader educational and systematic interventions related to these competencies.
    • The Pfizer grant application review takes into account factors like use of multiple interventions and innovation in educational design. Furthermore, grant requests that propose to employ methods designed to enhance the competence and performance of healthcare providers and that reflect current research on adult learning and change will garner a higher score in review.
    • Grant process overview:
  • Picker Institute Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant (
    • The Picker Institute/Gold Foundation Challenge Grant Program provides annual grants to support the research and development of innovative projects designed to facilitate successful patient-centered care initiatives and best practices in the education of our country’s future practicing physicians.
    • Requests for proposals are distributed in late January; letters of intent are due in Mid-March.
    • 2011 Request for Proposals:


  • Carline, Jan D. Funding Medical Education Research: Opportunities and Issues. Academic Medicine. Special Themes: Medical Education Research. 79(10):918-924, October 2004.

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