The Faculty Development and Diversity Office in the Department of Medicine offers department faculty funding opportunities through career development and educational grants. For questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Faculty Development & Diversity Grant
2020 Grant Deadlines:
January 13th, 2020
April 1st, 2020
The following conditions would make an application MORE likely to be favorably reviewed:
- The applicant is qualified and at the appropriate career stage to pursue the proposed opportunity
- Ability to articulate how opportunity will enhance applicant’s strategic career objectives
- A clear strategic career plan/roadmap
- Has not received a faculty development and diversity grant in the previous two years
Clearly articulated, robust developmental network mentoring plan
- The purpose of the FDD grant program is to support faculty career advancement. An integral component of career advancement is the ability to develop a rich developmental network, to effectively mentor, and to be mentored.
- As part of the FDD grant, in order to complete the mentoring plan section, please read an article on developmental networks and complete a developmental network map.
- Click here for an example of a mentoring plan.
- Clear description of how the program will enhance institution (more important for senior faculty)
Section support demonstrated in the following ways:
- Relief from clinical, educational or administrative duties, i.e. “in kind” support
- Subsidizing of training opportunity, i.e. financial support – typically ~half of the grant (in addition to the funds provided to faculty as discretionary/GME account)
- Unless otherwise discussed with your section chief, a letter of support does not reduce the RVU expectations for your clinical effort
Craft of the application
- Junior faculty are encouraged to review the application with section chief or with mentor(s)
- Evidence that the educational opportunity is of high quality
- Training program takes place after the application deadline
No other funding resources available
- No other resources are available within the institution to achieve the objectives, such as existing grants, start up packages, etc
Represents a modest amount of monetary support required
- Although there are exceptions, the FDGs typically fund proposals that are $1500 to $4000. Proposals that are too financially resource intensive (translation: expensive) severely curtail this program’s ability to benefit a larger number of faculty
- Programs with larger budgets are typically funded by the Dean or Department Chair
Projects beyond the scope of the Faculty Development Program:
- Direct research activities (other DOM programs available)
- Salary support
- Professional society meetings (e.g. SGIM, AHA)
- Review courses or application fees for board certification
- Sample application (BU community only)
- Training opportunities with debriefings from past participants
Education Pilot Grant
To apply for an education pilot grant, please visit the Education Evaluation Core by clicking here.
In order to be reimbursed, all FDD grant recipients must submit a one-page action plan articulating how he/she intends to utilize the knowledge/skills gained in the immediate future and over the coming year. This action plan should be emailed to the grant recipient’s section chief (or other sponsoring party), with a copy to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.