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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Nursing and Medical Educators for Career Development

Macy Faculty Scholars Program


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Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants and in-kind support to USA and territories nursing and medical educators to support career development and innovative educational approaches. Funding is intended to promote the careers of promising doctorally-prepared faculty members in medicine and nursing. The goal of the program is to promote faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education, are innovators, and have shown promise as future leaders.

The program will help develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education by identifying outstanding educators, physicians, nurses, and role models—individuals who represent the breadth of diversity seen in learners, patient populations, and health care settings around the country. By providing the Scholars with resources—especially protected time, mentorship, and a professional network of colleagues—the program aims to accelerate Scholars’ careers, to turn their teaching practice into scholarship, and to help them become impactful leaders locally, nationally, and beyond.

Program highlights include:

  1. Salary support for 50% protected time to pursue a mentored educational project at the home institution, capped at $100,000 per year.
  2. Mentoring from the National Advisory Committee and program alums.
  3. Participation in the Macy Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting.
  4. Participation in a Harvard Macy Institute course.
  5. Access to other Macy grantees and programs.

The Foundation has particular interest in innovations that take place in learning environments where clinical care is delivered. Within these clinical learning environments, the Foundation is interested in projects that:

  • Advance equity, diversity, and belonging.
  • Enhance collaboration among health professionals, educators, and learners.
  • Prepare future health professionals to navigate and address ethical dilemmas that arise when the principles of the health professions are in conflict with barriers imposed by the health delivery system.

This is a career development award. The Foundation is interested in candidates for whom the program will have the maximum impact at this point in their career and who also have the greatest possibility for future impact in their careers. Macy Faculty Scholars will participate in the Annual Macy Faculty Scholars Meeting and will be part of the family of Macy Faculty Scholars for the remainder of their careers.

In addition to the educational project, the Scholar will participate in a national network of mentors and peers. Each Scholar will have the benefit of the National Advisory Committee and program alums for career advice and guidance in turning teaching practice into scholarship and will participate in the Macy Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting. Scholars in their first year are required to enroll in the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions (unless they have already taken the course). Scholars are encouraged to enroll in additional professional development courses and activities to deepen their knowledge and further enhance their own professional networks. In addition, each Scholar will have access to other Macy-funded activities and grantees as is appropriate. 


    Additional Eligibility Criteria
    Eligible candidates must have a doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DNP, EdD).

    Eligibility Criteria Include:
    Candidates must:
    1. Be a faculty member in a United States accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school. Candidates should have at least five years of full-time faculty experience at the time of application.
    2. Be nominated by the dean of the nursing or medical school. There can be only one nominee per nursing or medical school, and a nursing or medical school.
    3. Have a faculty mentor who will advise the candidate on the candidate’s educational project and career development.
    4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.

    Indirect costs are not funded as part of the award. It is expected that the Scholar’s institution will cover indirect costs as an in-kind contribution.

    Pre-Proposal Conference
    Macy Faculty Scholars Informational Webinar: Register for the May 31, 2023, MFS Informational Webinar here:

    Pre-Application Information
    Applications will be accepted beginning April 3, 2023, and must be submitted no later than September 15, 2023, by 11:59 pm ET.

    Key Dates:
    - April 3, 2023: Application portal opens
    - May 31, 2023: Informational webinar
    - September 15, 2023: Application deadline
    - January 2024: Notification of application status; finalists identified
    - February 20-21, 2024: Finalist interviews
    - February 22, 2024: Notification to Scholars and sponsoring schools
    - July 1, 2024: Appointment begins


    Webinar recording:

    Number of Grants
    Up to 5 scholars will be selected each year.

    Estimated Size of Grant
    Up to $100,000 salary support per year for two years, with an additional $25,000 per year for project support and professional development activities. In addition, Scholars will receive funding to participate in a Harvard Macy Institute course, for travel to the Macy Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting, and for other program related travel.

    Term of Contract
    Appointments will begin July 1, 2024.

    Contact Information
    Apply online:;

    Direct questions about the program to:

    Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
    44 East 64th Street
    New York, New York 10065
    Phone: (212) 486-2424
    Fax: (212) 644-0765

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