Teaching Academy Curriculum Development and Educational Scholarship Award

This is an award to fund projects that foster innovation and improvement in teaching, learning, and educational scholarship.

The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine sustains and supports an interdisciplinary community of educators who value the scholarship of teaching and learning while facilitating educator development; improve the efficiency and quality of medical education through collaboration and scholarship; and promote an academic environment that increases the value and impact of educators locally, regionally, and nationally.

2024 Recipient

Estelle Spear Bishop, PhD Building Empathy Among Medical Educators to Promote Accessibility for Visually Impaired Students

2025 Call for Proposals will open next winter.

Eligibility and details:

  • The PI must be a member of the Teaching Academy. Non-members may participate as collaborators.
  • Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file by midnight May 1, 2024. 
  • Awardee(s) will be contacted by June 30, 2024. Award-supported activities will begin immediately.
  • A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded.
  • Priority areas:
    • Interprofessional Education (IPE)
    • Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
    • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Antiracism in education
    • Health Systems Science (HSS)
    • Innovative in-class delivery of Active Learning
  • Required Proposal Components:
    • Cover page with PI name, collaborator names, title, contact information.
    • Two-page description of the proposed project, including a timeline for one-year completion (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025).
    • References, not included in the two-page description.
    • One-page statement of interest, including goal, anticipated outcomes, and plan for evaluation and dissemination.
    • Evaluation Plan describing how the innovation or curriculum will be evaluated.
    • Budget for salary support and project resources (use attached template). Proposals are strengthened by evidence of shared costs by departments.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) for each contributor.
    • Two letters of support describing the applicant’s qualifications to undertake the project and likelihood of completion. One of the letters should be from the candidate’s chair, division chief, or supervisor. NOTE: If the proposal involves a curricular innovation, applicants are advised to include a brief statement of support from the course/clerkship/program director or other administrator (e.g., Foundations Director).

Past Recipients


Abigail Hielscher, PhD and Nathan Jebbett, PhD High-Quality Educational Videos for Anatomical Curricula


Nathalie Feldman, MD Closing the Medical Student Perioperative Skill Gap with Interprofessional Education

Vicki Hart, PhD Development of asynchronous online modules to support medical student education in public health science


Jonathan Flyer, Md, FACC Active learning in the clinical years: Improving pediatric ECG interpretation competency through a novel PACE (Pediatric ACtive Learning Electrocardiography) module


Deepak Gupta, MD Priming Medical Students in the Technological, Regulatory and Financial aspects of Clinical (TEREFIC) Practice


Stephanie Mann, MD Health Systems Science Curriculum for the Larner College of Medicine Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship


Molly Moore, MD Proposal for Curriculum Development in a Global Health Scholars Track