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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 evaluation by faculty members of the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUSOM). The Office of Medical Education manages the proposal call, advises faculty on development of proposals, and with participation from the KU Medical Alumni Association, reviews proposals and provides notifications of awards.

Potential funding per award is up to $25,000 for the one-year funding cycle. Faculty salary support may be requested, but cannot exceed 20% of the overall award. Awards are non-renewable. It is highly recommended that each applicant meets with Dr. Giulia Bonaminio to discuss their proposal prior to submission.


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

Grant Scoring Rubric

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)
• letter of support from associated project faculty (i.e. clinical skills lab director, clerkship director, etc.)

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 February 8, 2019. (extended from February 1 for 2019!)

Criteria for Selection

The primary assessment criterion is the articulation of a project that makes a substantial and valuable contribution to innovation in medical student teaching and evaluation. Considerations in assessment of projects include evidence of integrating best practices and sound theoretical basis, valid educational/scientific methodology, consideration of potential problems and strategies to address them, valid short and long-term outcomes with appropriate statistical analyses, reasonable and rational budget, and potential for publication/presentation as educational scholarship. Past projects have made substantial contributions to curriculum transformation at KUSOM. Past recipients can be found at here

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

Technical Assistance slides

Inquiries should be addressed to: Giulia Bonaminio, PhD or 913-588-7208.

Last modified: Jan 28, 2019