Fall campus scenes on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)Internal Funding Opportunities

In the spirit of one of our founders, Kathleen Rao, these Education Scholarship Grants were created to to demonstrate that AOE members can benefit substantially from small grants to support innovative educational ideas. We are grateful to the School of Medicine and the Med Foundation donors for assuring we have the funds to continue the AOE’s support of important educational research. The Grants provide a material benefit to AOE members’ scholarly development. The grants also help the AOE move toward its goal of becoming a research resource – an “in-house think tank” – to generate important findings on questions of particular importance to the SOM. This goal is not only intrinsically valuable – it also supports each facet of the Academy’s mission.

To that end, the AOE hopes to make the grants generators of rigorous evidence that can be brought to bear on important questions of medical education.

Our aim is to support faculty in the generation of potentially publishable educational scholarship, and to that end, award deliverables will consist of a report to the School of Medicine for internal use, and a manuscript capable of being submitted to an academic journal.

We encourage applicants’ creativity! We are open to considering all methods and approaches to generating answers, providing applicants can demonstrate that the research can proceed to results that are not only rigorously evaluated but able to be published.


External Funding Opportunities

External funding opportunities can be found here.  Email aoe@med.unc.edu if you know of opportunities you would like to showcase on our website and share with the membership.