RISE Innovation Mini-Grants

 

Overview, Dates & Requirements:

RISE is funding two $5,000 Innovation Mini-Grants for faculty, staff, and learners at Michigan Medicine who are interested in promoting innovation in medical and/or graduate education with the potential to advance science, health, and healthcare delivery. Mini-grant recipients also receive coaching and participate in our newly designed development program to learn about innovation strategies, translational education and pedagogical principles. RISE focuses on educational practices and interventions that strive to improve health. The strategic priorities identified during the pilot phase of RISE include ideas that will address one or more of the following strategic priorities: 1. facilitate learner creativity and scientific problem-solving; 2. support transitions along the continuum (e.g., pre-candidate to candidate; medical school to residency, etc.) 3. coordinate learning systems and clinical/scientific data across the continuum 4. address key health issues currently facing society, such as:

  • Health care access (including costs, delivery, or disparities)
  • High-prevalence health conditions (including obesity, mental health, & chronic pain)
  • Preventative health care (including vaccinations & ecological issues)

As part of this funding, recipients will be required to complete an assessment of your innovation competency, participate in our monthly RISE community activities (approximately 2 hours/month October 2019-March 2021), participate in cohort sessions, and receive feedback on their innovation at an annual RISE Innovation Symposium. Recipients will also identify a mentor and other key individuals to be part of their innovation team. Individuals receiving mini-grant funds will also work with a coach to develop and implement their education innovation project as well as participate in our monthly RISE Community Activities.

Important Dates:

  • Application Submission Deadline: July 26, 2019 at 11:59pm
  • Interviews: August 19, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (NOTE: if invited to interview, you will be assigned to a specific 45-minute block of time)
  • Notification of Decision: late August 2019
  • Funding Begins: October 2019

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A proposal describing your education innovation that details: (3-page limit)
    • What existing major health problem/need will you address?
    • How will your education project address this problem/need?
    • What potential barriers and challenges do you anticipate?
    • How do you propose to measure the success of your proposed innovation (both early, ongoing, and end state)?
    • Who will you recruit to join your team? It is strongly recommended that the team include a learner.
  • An itemized budget that details how you propose to use the proposed innovation funds (up to $5,000)
  • A letter of support from your supervisor, director, division or department chair, addressed to Dr. Rajesh Mangrulkar, that addresses their support for your participation in Community of Practice and the alignment of the initiative with your career development.

Application:

Please upload ALL required documents outlined below before submitting. Only complete applications will be considered.

This application will close at 11:59 PM on July 26, 2019.
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"Innovation requires a movement, a culture and a means. RISE will provide a platform for all three; connecting people with different perspectives, skills and ideas towards a new community of educational practice."

Dr. Rajesh Mangrulkar, Executive Director, RISE

"I often think about who will lead the next big breakthrough, and what innovations will further distinguish our Medical School as a world leader in education, research and clinical care. The answer could very well be you — our talented faculty, staff and learners."

Carol R. Bradford, MD, Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

"A better healthcare system and the pipe-line for discovery is dependent on our ability to transform how we educate scientists and providers. Great research institutions such as ours must elevate the importance of innovation and avoid becoming confined by legacy and the ways of the past."

Joseph C. Kolars, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives
Josiah Macy, Jr., Professor of Health Professions Education
Professor of Internal Medicine