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AMES Grants to Support Medical Education Research

As part of its commitment to excellence and innovation in medical education, the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) will fund a new round of grants to support education related research at the College of Medicine – Tucson. Eligibility includes College of Medicine - Tucson faculty members, fellows, residents, and medical students who are sponsored by a faculty member. AMES expects to award up to three grants in 2020-2021.

These grants are intended to support either the development and assessment of new or improved teaching modalities, or assessment of the effectiveness of teaching modalities currently in use. Funds may be requested for technical or analytical support (i.e., software development, statistical support, etc.)and for well justified supplies and equipment, but not for travel or for investigators' salaries.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required to consult or collaborate with an Academy of Medical Education Scholars member (listed below) when preparing their proposals. The application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 7.  Funds must be spent or transferred by the end of the academic year, June 30, 2021. Investigators are required to present their preliminary results at the Medical Education Research Day in the spring and must provide a written final report on the results of their projects by Sept. 1, 2021. Failure to complete this requirement will disqualify the researcher from consideration of any future AMES grants.

Each proposal must include: 

  1. Name, degree, position, title, and department of the applicant(s). If the applicant is a medical student, a signed letter of sponsorship from a College of Medicine faculty member must be included in the application.
  2. A proposal, no longer than three pages, describing the problem to be addressed, its context, and an assessment plan.
  3. A budget for the project. Budgets are limited to $5,000.

Combine application materials into a single PDF file.


Faculty, Students
College of Medicine – Tucson


Allie Min, MD
College of Medicine – Tucson