The Institute for Medical Education provides research funding opportunities for faculty educators and medical students at ISMMS
IME Challenge Grant Program
Fostering the success of our educators includes providing programs that develop and reinforce their scholarship.
To encourage and support scholarship and innovation in medical education, IME funds research projects (grant amounts range up to $10,000) that address important problems or questions facing medical education today. High-quality research proposals on the following topics are strongly encouraged:
- Innovative curriculum design
- High quality assessment and evaluation of learners
- Meaningful program assessment
- Innovative instructional methodologies or models of learning
- High quality faculty development
- Enabling a positive learning environment
- Questions exploring the “how” and “why” of medical education approaches
Eligibility (subject to change)
- Applicants must be faculty at the Mount Sinai Health System or affiliate institutions
- Faculty may submit only one proposal as an applicant. An applicant may serve as a team member on other submissions
- The proposal is not currently receiving funding from other grants
- The project must be conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine or at an affiliate institution
- The project must be completed within 12 months of the project start date
For Medical Students
IME Scholarly Year Program
The IME funds rising fourth year medical students who are interested in doing a Scholarly Year related to Medical Education, under the close mentorship and supervision of ISMMS faculty.
Medical education research includes research related to topics including, but not limited to, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation of learners, program assessment, innovative instructional methodologies or models of learning, faculty development, learning environment, and questions exploring the “how” and “why” of medical education approaches.