Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund


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.


  • Principal Investigator (PI) must be a member of one of the following ACE Curriculum Subcommittees and the project(s) must address the charge(s) of that committee:
    • Foundational Science Block Assembly/Cases
    • Student Assessment/Enrichment/Remediation
    • Foundations of Health Care Delivery
    • Clinical Skills and Simulation
    • Communication, Technology and Library
  • Letter of support from ACE Curriculum Subcommittee chair(s)
  • Biographical sketch from key project personnel (NIH format preferred)
  • Letter of support from Module/Clerkship Director(s) if module/clerkship specific
  • Up to three (3) proposals may be submitted per subcommittee

Application Submission

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: 

  • no longer than five (5) single-spaced pages
  • complete yet concise description of the project in the required format (see application)
  • a minimum of 12-point font (excluding cover page, CVs, letters of support, and appendices)
  • submitted in a single pdf sent to ACE Curriculum (
  • submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2016


  • Project Summary/Abstract (maximum 300 words)
  • Background/Literature Review
  • Relevance to ACE Curriculum Transformation
  • Methodology
  • Outcomes/Evaluation and Statistical Analyses
  • Budget Narrative and Budget Worksheet
  • Feasibility and Scalability
  • References

Criteria for Selection

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.




Last modified: May 24, 2016
Call for Proposals

Invited Proposals due:
March 25, 2016

Technical Assistance Workshop:
February 25, 2016
:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Notification of grant award
April 8, 2016

Funding cycle:
April 8, 2016 - June 30, 2017

MAITF Request for Proposal (Word)

MAITF Letter of Intent

 Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund (MAITF) Recipients