About CLIME Small Grant Awards Program

The CLIME competitive small grant awards program supports innovative medical education research and curricular projects, locally and across the WWAMI region. $20,000 is distributed each year to support projects at the University of Washington. Principal Investigators (PIs) of funded projects are required to present at a work-in-progress session to foster ongoing project development and disseminate knowledge. PIs of unfunded projects are invited to consult with CLIME leadership to help improve their projects for future CLIME and other grant submissions.

CLIME’s mission is to advance and support health professions education at the University of Washington and throughout the WWAMI region using state-of-the-art methods, approaches and activities. We seek to promote and advance an integrated continuum of health professions education.

In keeping with our mission, CLIME is pleased to have this funding opportunity for both junior and senior faculty, staff and students who are interested in pursuing education scholarship. The goal of this funding program is to provide CLIME members with opportunities to develop innovative education scholarship in the health professions, including the scholarship of discovery (traditional research), integration, application and teaching.  By providing ongoing support to these activities at UW, we hope to develop and support a community of education scholars.

We are particularly interested in funding projects exploring aspects of equity and diversity, quality improvement, and curriculum innovation. Priority will be given to projects that are innovative, enhance the quality of research in health sciences education, and promote the application of scholarship to practice. Examples include, but are not limited to: development and evaluation of equitable and innovative teaching methods, student mistreatment, programmatic strategies to promote a positive learning environment, novel approaches to assessment, or implementation of teaching strategies for distance learning.

CLIME has made a total of $20,000 available for funding during this grant cycle.  General awards are capped at $5,000. Travel and conference fees can NOT be supported by the grant. We seek to distribute awards across the five-state, WWAMI region.

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