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The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) invites letters of intent from clinicians interested in IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program. Letters are due Dec 3, 2020.

Improvement Scholars is a structured, experiential learning program. Improvement Scholars learn clinical improvement leadership by proposing, designing and leading a project with guidance and support from experienced clinical improvement leaders. IHQI provides project management and mentorship to Improvement Scholars.

Projects are intended to improve clinical care and outcomes for a population of patients by implementing proven and/or expert-recommended strategies and approaches.

Selected Improvement Scholars will participate in the program and lead a clinical improvement project from Sep 1, 2021 – Aug 31, 2022.

Application Process
The first step in the application process is to submit a letter of intent. If your letter of intent meets initial selection criteria, you will be invited to submit a full project proposal. The full application and more details are available here.


RFP Published Oct 29, 2020
Competitive Letter of Intent Due Dec 3, 2020
Invitation to Apply Dec 11, 2020
Proposals Due Feb 5, 2021
Notification of Awards Mar 26, 2021
IHQI Project Support Begins Sep 1, 2021


Please contact Laura Brown for more information.