May 10, 2012

Great Ideas in Vanderbilt Medical Education proposals sought

The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine is now accepting proposals for Great Ideas in Vanderbilt Medical Education (GIVME), which seeks to fund innovative pilot research and development projects for teaching and learning at Vanderbilt.

School of Medicine faculty, fellows and house staff may submit proposals for UME, GME, CME and Laboratory Sciences projects. In general, three $5,000 awards will be available that will commence on July 1.

This year GIVME will provide up to three awards related to one or more of the broad priorities where VUSM and OTLM are engaged in research and development efforts. Awards will ordinarily be $5,000 for each accepted project, but may vary slightly according to each request. A senior educational researcher will be assigned to each award recipient to assist in the successful completion of the project. The priorities for this year’s awards are:

  • Continuous learning from core competences across the continuum (UME, GME, CME)
  • An outcomes innovation for assessing students or evaluating educational programs
  • Curriculum development related to Curriculum 2.0, especially in eLearning
  • Simulation education and research, especially using the CTSA resources

Applications may be submitted March 1 through May 29. The RFP for Great Ideas in Vanderbilt Medical Education awards is available online at If you have any further questions about the award purpose or process, please email