Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants


Innovative Grant Program

The GME office is currently soliciting Letters of Intent for its 2013 Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Grant Program. These grants are awarded to faculty and are intended to enhance education of our trainees, particularly in promoting the development of educational and/or assessment methods that optimize monitoring the progress and determining outcomes in GME. To that end, we encourage submissions that investigate the use of Milestones in the evaluation of trainees, or ones that examine any of the profound changes occurring across graduate medical education programs including those that impact the Clinical Learning Environment.

In addition, this year we are soliciting applications for the Colligan Quality Improvement Grant.  This award has been created in honor of UVA Echols Scholar Austin Colligan, who is the late daughter of former UVA fellow Lacey Colligan, MD.  During her time as a fellow, Lacey  used her background in human factors to pursue safety research and was herself a former recipient of a GME Quality Improvement grant .  This annual award of $10,000 will be given to either a faculty member or trainee to pursue a project related to either Patient Safety or Quality Improvement.


Submission Guide

1.    Letters of intent

·         It should be approximately two pages in length and put forth a) purposes, b) perspective/background, c) project description, and d) expected outcomes.

·         Letters will be reviewed by a selection committee, who will then invite full applications for superior proposals.

·         Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for the Innovation in GME grant or the Colligan Quality Improvement Grant at the beginning of their proposal.

2.    Full proposal

·         If invited to submit, full applications should be no more than 10 pages in length and must elaborate expected outcomes, method of evaluation, personnel needs and budget.

·         A total amount of $25,000 per year will be awarded for the projects with merits. If a one year grant is awarded, a final paper and a presentation at the GME Research Symposium will be scheduled after the conclusion of the project. If a two year grant is awarded, a progress report will be due at the end of the first year, and a final paper and a presentation at the GME Research Symposium will be scheduled after the conclusion of the project.

·         A total of $10,000, one-year grant will be awarded for the Colligan Quality Improvement Grant


2013 Time Table:
August 19 - Call for letters of intent
September 13 - Letters of intent due
October 7- Invitations for full proposal
November 29 - Applications for full proposal due
December 20 - Notification of decision

*GME Research Symposium will be scheduled in January each year.


Feel free to contact GME office if you have any questions. Please submit letters of intent to Sarah Oh (so8d@, 4-7346) in the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Mulholland Award

Each year we acknowledge the educational contribution of our Housestaff by providing teaching awards for residents and fellows.  These awards are a very important part of our effort to enhance the quality of our training programs and to recognize excellence in our trainees.

Traditionally, the award process has been initiated by nominations from students.  The Mulholland Society polls the 3rd and 4th year classes for names of housesaff who have been outstanding teachers or have been particularly helpful to them in their development as clinicians.  

Nominations due in January
Portfolios due in February
Awards presented in April and May

Master Educator Award

The purpose of the Master Educator Award is to recognize and reward faculty who have provided major contributions to Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the University of Virginia.  

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