Learning Resource Fund
2014-2015 Proposal Submission Deadlines: Proposals for July must be submitted in eBridge by April 1
MCW CURRICULUM EVALUATION COMMITTEE AND ACADEMIC AFFAIRS LEARNING RESOURCES GRANTS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DUE APRIL 1, 2014
The Learning Resources 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 that are consistent with MCW and CEC educational priorities.
Priority for current grant cycle
For the April 1, 2014, funding cycle, the Curriculum Evaluation Committee and Academic Affairs Office will consider grants that contribute to the improvement of teaching within the medical school. Prospective grantees may request funding to improve teaching at any level of the medical school curriculum. All grants must identify measureable outcomes that demonstrate an improvement in the quality of faculty teaching skills. Funds may be used for longitudinal improvement activities or single events such as workshops or seminars that are directly tied to an improvement in teaching activities.
Please note: projects that are primarily intended to change student or resident curricula will not be considered during this cycle.
Applicants must be a full-time faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin and not have any ongoing Learning Resources Grants that have not been completed which include the submission of a final report.
Applications are limited to 6 pages and should identify a specific aim, methods, key outcomes and how they will be measured, and dissemination plans. All proposals also must address the sustainability of the project once the Learning Resources funds have been expended.
Depending on resources required and the quality of the grants received, it is anticipated that 3 to 4 grants will be funded on this cycle. Any applicant considering submitting a grant with a budget exceeding $20,000 should consult with the Academic Affairs Office early in the grant process since it is unlikely funding requests of this magnitude will be successful unless the project is deemed to be of great significance to the institution. The total length of funding is dependent on the needs of the project but, in general, should not exceed 2 years.
All Learning Resource Grant recipients are required to submit a final report within 30 days of the conclusion of the grant period. This report must include details about the implementation of the grant, achievement of outcomes, and dissemination of the results either internally or externally. In circumstances where the project has not been completed or the results are still under evaluation, no-cost extensions may be requested from the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Assessment of proposals
All eligible proposals must be completed in ebridge by April 1, 2014. The Curriculum Evaluation Committee will review all grants and make recommendations for funding to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs who will make a final decision on funding. Applicants will notified of funding decisions by May 15 for funding that starts July 1, 2014.
Grants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Degree to which the project will improve teaching at MCW
Sustainability once the grant concludes
Appropriateness of budget
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. Please be sure to add Denise Denzin, Barb Beiswenger and Karen Johnson as “Proposal Team Members” so that the CEC can monitor the application through E-Bridge and act on the proposal as soon as possible.
After receiving acknowledgement from eBridge, “Pending Sponsor decision”, email a complete electronic copy to Denise Denzin email@example.com 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.