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Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund (MAITF)


The Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund (MAITF) is supported by the KU Medical Alumni Association to encourage major innovations in medical student teaching and assessment by faculty members of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For the 2018-2019 grant cycle, the awards will focus on projects which will inform the implementation of Year 3 clerkships in the ACE Curriculum (2019-2020). Applications that emphasize the core values of ACE (active, competency-based, excellence driven), reach beyond traditional approaches to learning and assessment, and include the integration of foundational sciences are encouraged. 

Each clerkship will be eligible for a single award with a funding limit of $30,000. Collaboration across the three campuses is essential for each proposal. Potential applicants should work with their respective clerkship director. The Review Committee is composed of faculty representing the three campuses. 

• Principal Investigator (PI) must be a full-time faculty member in the KUSOM

Application Submission

Invited proposals must include:

  • complete yet concise description of the project in the required format (see application)
  • biographical sketch from key project personnel (NIH format preferred)
  • letter of support from department chair(s)

Invited proposals must be: 

  • no longer than five (5) single-spaced pages
  • a minimum of 12-point font (excluding cover page, CVs, letters of support, and appendices)
  • submitted in a single pdf to no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2018

Criteria for Selection
The primary assessment criterion is the articulation of a project that makes a substantial and valuable contribution to the success of Year 3 of the ACE curriculum. Priority will be given to projects that emphasize the core values of ACE: active, competency-based and excellence-driven. Examples of projects include: identification of core clinical skills with performance standards, minimum thresholds, etc. which your clerkship will be responsible for teaching and assessing; active learning teaching formats and assessment of their effectiveness; integration across clinical content areas, specialties, etc.

KUMC IRB/Human Subjects approval will be required for funded proposals.

Inquiries should be addressed to:
Giulia Bonaminio, Ph.D.

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Last modified: Sep 28, 2018