Learning Resource Fund
Call for Proposals
2013-2014 Proposal Submission Deadlines:
Proposals for January must be submitted in eBridge by October 1
Proposals for July must be submitted in eBridge by April 1
The Learning Resource Fund, administered by MCW’s Curriculum and Evaluation Committee (CEC), provides funding to MCW faculty. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to encourage major innovations in undergraduate medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as promote submissions of proposals for ongoing CEC priorities.
Consistent with the CEC’s strategic plan, preference will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following areas:
Basic science and clinical curriculum integration
Uses of technology
In addition to this RFP, the Learning Resource Fund also seeks to fund proposals that focus on one or more of the CEC’s ongoing priority areas that include:
Implementation of educational and curriculum changes consistent with LCME guidelines, directions from the CEC, and from task forces and committees on curriculum and evaluation (e.g., introduction of courses/curriculum that are under-addressed at MCW)
Implementation of strategic planning approaches for curriculum and/or evaluation. More specifically, projects that identify areas requiring major curriculum changes, approaches to defining the curriculum, and methods of evaluation
Pilot research projects in medical education that either create new information or substantially re-interpret old information in a way that makes a difference in the teaching or learning process
Development of methods which would reward teaching
Learning Resource Fund proposals are generally 2-5 pages in length, plus a cover letter, a letter of support from the Department Chair, and a budget worksheet. NOTE: Funding requests for major innovations over $5,000 must include a cost sharing agreement signed by the department chair or appropriate administrative officer.
All full–time MCW Faculty are eligible for funding to support innovative educational projects for undergraduate medical education through the Learning Resources Fund of the CEC. Calls go out two times each academic year: Fall (August) and Spring (February)
Open the Microsoft Word documents below for submission forms and funding information.
Proposal Submission Guidelines
Faculty Cost Sharing / Non-Faculty Cost Sharing
Names of Learning Resource Innovative Award Winners
NOTE: Completed applications must be submitted through eBridge.
After receiving acknowledgement from eBridge, “Pending Sponsor decision”, email a complete electronic copy to Denise Denzin (firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes the eBridge email along with the Learning Resource Proposal Budget worksheet. Please review the Learning Resource Procedure Guide (located on the Internal Sponsored Grants and Contracts web page) for additional assistance.