The Office of Medical Education created the Educational Innovations Grants program in 2015; a competitive pilot grant program designed to improve community health and the delivery of healthcare through educational innovation.

We define “innovation” as a new process that improves patient care and the educational experience that can be embedded in existing systems. Proposed projects should outline the framework for purposeful enhancements and/ or that propose simplified approaches to current systems in our undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs.

The grants program pursues innovative, meritorious projects that will generate preliminary data or proof of principle that will lead to the development of novel course offerings, teaching and engagement methods, and evaluation tools. Priority is given to projects that result in abstracts, publications and competitive applications for extramural funding. Further priorities will be given to applications relating to, but not limited to:

  • Interprofessional
  • Shared decision making
  • Health care disparities
  • Advocacy
  • ACGME’s CLER Pathway to Excellence
  • Learner involvement

For questions related to this program: Sue Rose, Program Manager, Dept. of Medical Education,

For more information about our previous grant awardees, click below.