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AAIM Innovation Grants

Do you have an inventive or novel approach that addresses an existing or emerging problem that impacts multiple AAIM associations? If so, we invite you to submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) that summarizes your original concept. 

The Innovation Grants Program awards $2,500 to a single institution and $5,000 to multiple institutions for these innovative ideas. Letter of Intent submissions will open Friday, September 7, 2018, and will close on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 

Special consideration is given to proposals that:

  • Address an unmet need or a gap in current educational approaches.
  • Feature collaboration between two or more institutions, or two or more AAIM member groups.
  • Develop educational innovations with the potential to reach a broad audience.

Suggested themes include:

  • Business of Medicine
  • Community Engagement
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • High Value Care
  • Learning and Working Environment
  • Mentoring
  • Population Health
  • Quality and Safety
  • Resilience, Burnout, and Well-being
  • Teaching and Learning

Submit a Letter of Intent

Download the Innovation Grant Proposal Review Rubric (MS Word)

Call for Innovation Grant Project Coaches

Have you had prior experience mentoring grant applicants? Are you interested in helping Innovation Grant applicants develop full grant proposals?  Do you have experience or interest in:

  • Grant submission, acceptance, and implementation
  • Research methodology
  • Outcome development
  • Validate measurement tools
  • Statistical analysis
  • Experience with budget development

If you have answered yes to one or all of the above inquiries, then consider applying to be an AAIM Innovation Grant Project Coach. The application process will commence on Friday, September 7, 2018, and will end on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 

The Innovation Grants Program Reviewers will assess all LoIs and determine which ones will be invited to submit full grant proposals. This is where your expertise and mentoring as a coach will come into play. Each coach will be assigned between 3–5 grant applicants to guide for the next six weeks. Assignments will be based on the coach’s area of expertise, with assignments provided the week of November 26, 2018. Each coach will devote roughly 2–4 hours per week assisting their designated candidates develop their Full Grant Proposals, to include feedback on refining outcome measures, budget, timeline, project development, etc. All applicants are to complete the Innovation Grant Full Application by Friday, January 18, 2019. 

NOTE: Please note that the FY19 Full Innovation Grants Proposal Application process may differ.  As such the above hyperlink is meant to be a guide. All coaches and Full Grant applicants will receive the updated Innovation Grant Full Application the week of November 26, 2018. 

At the end of the grant cycle, a thank you letter will be sent to each coach and his or her department chair person. The correspondence will contain information on full grant projects that the coach participated in. In addition, all coaches will be recognized on the Innovation Grants webpage.