November 15, 2016

Vanderbilt-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: Macy Faculty Scholars Program of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (includes both VUMC and VU departments) has the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program. This award provides $100,000 per year for up to two years to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine. The goal is to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical education. The program will support the Macy Faculty Scholars in leading new educational innovations at their home institutions and will provide opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in other Macy activities.

The applicant must be a doctorally prepared faculty member in good standing who has served for five or more years as a faculty member, ideally at the sponsoring school. The applicant must also have an identified faculty mentor who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development. Additionally, the applicant must have an educational innovation project with the appropriate institutional support and commitment for the protection of at least 50% of the Scholar’s time. The eligible applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.

The foundation is particularly interested in the following: (1) Interprofessional education to promote teamwork and interprofessional collaboration; (2) New models of clinical education that emphasize longitudinal, integrated experiences with patients, families and faculty; (3) New content in health professional curricula such as quality improvement, patient safety, systems analysis, health economics and the social determinants of health; (4) Education of health professionals to care for underserved populations, including addressing the need for more primary care providers; (5) Programs to diversify the health professional workforce so that it more closely matches across many dimensions of the populations to be served; and (6) Domestic programs that promote an understanding of global health.

Anyone interested in being considered as the Vanderbilt nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to by 5 p.m. on Dec. 13:

  1. Brief (two page maximum) description of the educational innovation project;

  2. Brief statement of support from candidate’s mentor indicating a commitment to advise the candidate

    on project work and career development;

  3. CV or NIH Biosketch

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominee. The chosen nominee will work with his/her dean to submit a full nomination packet to the foundation by the Feb. 15, 2017 deadline.

If you have any questions about the foundation or its interests and priorities, please contact Susan Meyn, VUMC Office of Research.