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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 $30,000 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: Information will be posted here in the fall.


  • 2 - UT Health San Antonio
  • 1 - UTHealth
  • 5 - UT Southwestern

2019 GRANTS (awarded February 2020)

Proposal Title Principal Investigator Institution
The Image of Radiology: Increasing Knowledge and Confidence of Appropriate Imaging Utilization in the 4th Year of Medical School Through Interactive Web-Based Modules Karuna M. Raj and Diane Twickler The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
A Three-Dimensional Gross and Neuroanatomical Model of the Autonomic Nervous System for Anatomy Teaching Haley L. Nation The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Simplifying a difficult anatomical concept using an integrated 3D model of Pharynx-Larynx Rekha Kar, Alan Y. Sakaguchi,, David L. Henzi and Vanessa Kodosky The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fun Games with Serious Goals to Optimize Clinical Documentation Heather Briggs, Sandra Adams, Vajeeha Sadi-Ali, and Minh-Phuong Le The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Healthcare Innovation Challenge: an Interprofessional Team Based Event Jennifer Swails The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Resident’s Stigma towards Bipolar Disorder: A pilot study utilizing narrative medicine and a video vignette Marsal Sanches The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Archived Grant Recipients