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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
  • 2 - UTHealth Houston
  • 1 - UT Rio Grande Valley
  • 1 - UT Dell Medical School

2021 GRANTS (awarded February 2022)

Proposal Title Investigators Institution
Better Teachers Better Healthcare for Historically Underserved Hispanics at the Border: MedEd Teaching Certificate Program.  Karina Madrigal, EdD; Beatriz Tapia, MD, EdD, MPH ; Robert Nelson, MD, MS, FAAP; Joseph Rene Corbeil, EdD UT Rio Grande Valley
Out of the Ivory Tower: Centering Community Voices in Medical Education Curriculum Development Sarah Mills, MD MPH; Snehal Patel, MD; Gareth Gingell, PhD; Anupama M. Kapadia, MD ; Edgar Torrez Fernandez, MD UT Dell Medical School
The Use of the Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR) in an intra-professional clinical simulation in the School of Nursing
Padmavathy Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, RN, FNP-C; Kristin Ownby, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACHPN, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC; Mandi Lyons, DNP, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC; Kennessa Landry, MSN, RN-BC UT Health Houston
Medical Student Training in Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Sarah Rasco, MD; David Roberts, PhD; Megan Frederrick, MA; Pisinee Dangwung, MA UT Health San Antonio
Respecting Individuality and Sexuality in Nursing and Healthcare (RISINg-H) Curriculum Development for Sexual & Gender Minority Education: A Feasibility Study Rebecca Tsusaki, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC; Daisy Mullassery, DrNP, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC; Padmavathy Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, APRN-CNP, FNP-C; Rebecca Helmreich, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC UT Health Houston
Development of a Mobile Gaming Application for Simulation Based Education in Stabilization and Transport of Neonates Margarita M. Vasquez, MD; Jean Petershack, MD; Sean Burchell UT Health San Antonio

Archived Grant Recipients