The purpose of the Health Science Education Small Grants Program is to stimulate research and innovation in health science education. This program will make small awards (up to $5,000 per project) from an overall project pool of approximately $20,000 to faculty at one of The University of Texas health institutions who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve education by innovative approaches.

These projects may involve curriculum development, evaluation methods, faculty development, or use of technology. Projects demonstrating a direct, measurable, positive impact on health science education will be most competitive for the award. Applications will be accepted from all health science disciplines, including medical, nursing, dental, allied health, health information sciences, and basic biomedical sciences.

A successful application will be based upon merit with the intention to be responsible to the needs of a given program. Collaboration between or among units or schools is strongly encouraged where possible. Individuals who received funding in the initial year of the program can reapply for a second year of funding, but this application requires submission of a progress report as well as a proposal for additional funding.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Strict Proposal Deadline of October 11, 2013 at 5pm. The date and time for 2014 are not yet set.

2013 GRANTS (awarded January 2014)

0 - UTMDACC; 2 - UTHSC-T; 7 - UTMB

2013 Grants are bestowed January 2014.

Proposal Title Principal Investigator Institution
Health Fair in a Box: Turning Service into Service Learning Christine Arcari, Ph.D. UTMB
Improving Quality and Safety through an Interprofessional Education Program: Design and Evaluation of a Pilot Course at UTHealth Yang Gong, M.D., Ph.D. UTHSC-H
A Web-based Curriculum and Clinical Training in Oral and Systemic Health for Medical and Dental Students Ana Neumann, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D. UTHSC-SA
Academic Skills Building through Global Health Premal G. Patel, M.D., M.Sc. UTMB