University of Iowa

COM Educational Development Fund provides grants to COM faculty of up to $10,000 for educational innovation and research. Spring and fall application cycles.

UI Instructional Improvement Awards fund up to $5,000 for projects that “ will make exceptional and specific contributions to learning.” Generally a fall application cycle.

UI Innovations in Instructional Computing Awards
support “significant and innovative instructional computing projects” that have the potential for broad impact. The program encourages projects for undergraduate instruction but is not limited to that target audience. Total funding of $100,000 and the number of awards is determined by quality and number of applications. Generally a fall application cycle.



Regional and National

Edward J. Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners
supports research and development of innovative evaluation methods that show potential to enhance assessment for either undergraduate or graduate medical education. The maximum grant request is $70,000. The Call for Proposals is generally announced in August with an application deadline in November.

Health Professions Education and Training Grants
sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Health Resources and Services Administration provides a grant programs to support health professions education and training. Application deadlines are throughout the year.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
provides funding to improve the health care of Americans, including service demonstrations, training and fellowship programs, and health services research. They have several competitive national programs and also accept unsolicited proposals that address their targeted areas. Application deadlines are throughout the year.

Central Group on Educational Affairs Collaborative Proposals
provide $5,000 grants to support projects with other AAMC schools in any area of medical education or faculty development. Generally a winter application cycle.