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 assessment by faculty members of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For the 2017-2018 grant cycle, the awards will focus on pilot projects to inform the implementation of the ACE Curriculum.  

A total of $125,000 is available, with a funding limit per proposal of $25,000. 

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

Priority Funding Areas
Preference will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following areas:
• Year 2 Foundational Science Blocks
• Year 3 Clinical Science Blocks
• Academic Society Learning Communities
• Scholarship, Enrichment and Remediation (SER) Weeks
• Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation

Application Submission

Note: A letter of intent MUST be submitted by FEBRUARY 1 outlining the proposal. The MAITF Review Committee will invite full proposals based on the letters of intent. NO ADDITIONAL PROPOSALS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Letters of intent must be:

  • no longer than three (3) single-spaced pages
  • a minimum of 12-point font (excluding cover page and appendices)
  • submitted in a single pdf sent to ACE Curriculum (
  • submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2017.


  • Relevance to ACE Curriculum Transformation
  • Metholdology
  • Evaluation
  • Budget
  • Feasability and Scalability

Criteria for Selection
The primary criterion in assessing the letters of intent is the articulation of a project that makes a substantial and valuable contribution to the success of the ACE curricular transformation. The letter 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 a 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: Dec 01, 2016
Call for Proposals

Letters of Intent due:
February 1, 2017

Invited Proposals Due:
March 3, 2017

Technical Assistance Workshop:
January 5, 2017
:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Notification of grant award
March 17, 2017

Funding cycle:
April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

MAITF Letter of Intent


 Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund (MAITF) Recipients