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Macy Faculty Scholars Program

Grants to USA Nursing and Medical
Educators for Career Development

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Foundation / Corporation

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Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

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Deadline Date:

02/13/19 3:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA nursing and medical educators to support career development and innovative educational approaches. Funding is intended to provide the financial support needed for medical educators to focus on creating and implementing the innovative reforms necessary to bring medical education up-to-date with the changing needs of the population.

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. The program aims to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education. The program will support the Macy Faculty Scholars in leading new educational innovations at their home institutions and will provide opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in other Macy activities.

Over the next decade, the Foundation envisions that the Macy Faculty Scholars will become the drivers for change in health professional education, toward the goal of creating an educational system that better meets the health needs of the public.

Program highlights include:
1. At least 50% protected time to pursue a mentored educational project at the home institution.
2. Participation in the Annual Macy Faculty Scholars Meeting.
3. Mentoring from the National Advisory Committee.
4. Participation in one or more Harvard Macy Institute programs.
5. Access to other Macy grantees and programs.

The Macy Faculty Scholars might explore many areas of possible innovations in health professions education. The Foundation has particular interest in the following:
1. Interprofessional education to promote teamwork and interprofessional collaboration.
2. New models of clinical education that emphasize longitudinal, integrated experiences with patients, families, and faculty.
3. New content in health professional curricula such as quality improvement, patient safety, systems analysis, health economics, and the social determinants of health.
4. Education of health professionals to care for underserved populations, including addressing the need for more primary care providers.
5. Programs to diversify the health professional workforce so that it more closely matches across many dimensions the populations to be served.
6. Domestic programs that promote understanding of global health and population health.

This is an illustrative, but not exhaustive, list of innovations that might be the work of the Scholars. The program seeks to attract and nurture faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education, are innovators, and have shown promise as future leaders.

This is a career development award. The Foundation is interested in candidates for whom the program will have the maximum impact at this point in their career and who also have the greatest possibility for future impact
in their careers. Macy Faculty Scholars will participate in the Annual Macy Faculty Scholars Meeting and will be part of the family of Macy Faculty Scholars for the remainder of their careers.

The following factors will be considered in the selection process:
1. Evidence of a strong commitment to a career as an educator in the health professions.
2. Early promise as an educator and institutional leader.
3. Evidence of innovation and creativity in career to date.
4. Merit of the educational innovation proposed and the likelihood that it will influence national trends in health professions education.
5. Evidence of strong institutional support.
6. Likelihood that the candidate will become a national leader in health professions education.
7. Evidence that the candidate’s institution supports the careers of educators and is a fertile environment for educational innovation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184749

Number of Grants:

Up to 5

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000 (plus fringe) per year for two years.

In addition, Scholars will receive funding to participate in the Harvard Macy Institute programs, for travel to the Annual Macy Faculty Scholars Meeting, and for other program-related travel.

Term of Contract:

The appointment begins September 1, 2019 and participants spend two years as Scholars.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The eligible candidate must:
1. Be a doctorally prepared faculty member in good standing at the sponsoring school.
2. Have served for five or more years as a faculty member, ideally at the sponsoring school.
3. Have an identified senior faculty member who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development.
4. Have an educational innovation project with the appropriate institutional support.
5. Have an institutional commitment for the protection of at least 50% of the candidate’s time.
6. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational webinar for interested applicants will be held on December 12, 2018, at 1:00 PM ET.

The session will outline the requirements for Macy Faculty Scholars as well as the application process and deadlines. After a short presentation, the Macy Foundation will answer your questions regarding the 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program.

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Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program are open and due February 13, 2019, by 3:00 PM ET.

Key Dates:
- December 12, 2018: Informational webinar
- February 13, 2019: Application deadline
- April 25, 2019: Notification of application status; finalists identified
- June 10-11, 2019: Finalist interviews in New York City
- June 14, 2019: Notification of Scholars and sponsoring schools
- September 1, 2019: Appointment begins

Scholars must be nominated by the Dean of the medical or nursing school, and each school can nominate only one candidate.


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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming