Apply for a RISE COVID-19 Education Innovation Mini-Grant

April 16, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

To help address the challenges brought upon education structures by the COVID-19 pandemic, RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education.) is providing $2,000 Education Innovation Mini-Grants for faculty, staff and learners at Michigan Medicine. Applicants are welcome to collaborate with individuals from other U-M health professional education schools to develop creative ideas and meaningful alternatives to traditional health sciences education.

Specifically, these mini-grants are available to:

  • Stimulate new education innovations, including interventions, modalities and content as a result of COVID-19; and/or
  • Support rapid implementation of new education activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domains of learners must include at least one of the following: medical student education, graduate student education, resident/fellow education or continuing medical education.

Note: The innovation does not need to address the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic, but rather should address an issue brought about because of the impact of this pandemic on health sciences education at Michigan Medicine.

Brief application: Please submit a proposal (3-page limit) describing your education innovation. The description should include:

  • the problem/need to address
  • the targeted level(s) of learners
  • the proposed impact on health sciences education
  • projected timeline (up to 6 months: June 1 – December 1, 2020)
  • brief budget outline (1/2-page limit) summarizing how they propose to use the funds (up to $2,000)

Applications should be sent via email to no later than 5 p.m. on April 30. Recipients will receive notification of their award by mid-May and funding will be available on June 1.

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