Research Assistance and Grants 

SOM Academy of Medical Educators Biostatistics Clinics

The School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators (AME) and CIDA have partnered to offer biostatistical and data science consultation to all academy members for medical education research. Academy members and current Teaching Scholar Program (TSP) participants can receive:

  • one-on-one design and analysis consultation through consulting clinics and
  • apply for comprehensive statistical support through the AME Small Grant program.  

Please refer to the Center for Innovative Design & Analysis Consulting Clinics website for details. 

SOM Academy of Medical Educators Rymer Innovation Awards

Application Process Opens August 1, 2023

The Rymer Innovation Awards are bestowed by the Academy of Medical Educators (AME) to increase the value of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s (CU SOM) educational programs, contribute to the education science literature, and advance the academic careers of CU SOM educators. 

Projects may focus on any aspect related to the education of learners in the School of Medicine (medical students, physical therapy students, residents, fellows) or the development/experience of faculty engaged in education. The review committee will consider all forms of education scholarship, including rigorous evaluations of education interventions and curricular reforms, validity studies, meta-analyses, survey research, and systematic reviews. There are no restrictions on topics. However, the review committee is particularly interested in projects related to innovative approaches to instructional design, education technologies, faculty development, learner assessment, and learner well-being, diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging. 

Projects not related to health sciences education research will not be considered. Ineligible projects include evaluations of patient education activities, clinical research not related to education, clinical quality improvement, and basic science research.

Funding: A total of $18,000 is available (2023-24 academic year). Grants for any amount up to the maximum available will be considered. Matching dollars from Departments or other sources is encouraged, but not required.

Eligibility: Any SOM faculty with an academic rank of instructor or higher are eligible to apply for this grant. Members of the Academy of Medical Educators will be given preferred status. Only one application per person is allowed. Students, residents, and fellows are not eligible to apply but may be members of the project team.

Reports: Quarterly progress reports will be required for all awards. A final progress report will be due at the end of the funding period.  All awardees are expected to present their work at the annual Medical Education Symposium and acknowledge the generosity of the Rymer Family for making these awards possible.

Timeline: Applications open on August 1, 2023, and all proposals are due by October 15, 2023 

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