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 (KUSM). For the 2016-2017 grant cycle, the awards will focus on pilot projects to inform the implementation of the ACE curriculum, scheduled to begin in July, 2017.
The maximum amount of funding per proposal is $25,000. A total of $125,000 is available.
Note: A letter of intent MUST be submitted by FEBRUARY 5 outlining the proposal. The MAITF Review Committee will invite full proposals based on the letters of intent. NO ADDITIONAL PROPOSALS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Invited complete proposals must be:
The primary criterion in assessing the proposals is the articulation of a potential project that makes a substantial and valuable contribution to the success of the ACE curricular transformation. The proposal must concisely explain the need for the project and why it merits a high priority in the multiple competing issues of curricular transformation. Additional 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.
KUMC IRB/Human Subjects approval will be required for funded proposals.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Giulia Bonaminio, Ph.D.