Teaching and Mentoring Funding Opportunities

The Teaching and Mentoring Academy encourages School of Medicine faculty to seek funding opportunities within and outside of Stanford University to innovate teaching and mentoring practice. As such, the Academy will announce and post external funding opportunities as they become available and encourage and support applications to these organizations.

Stanford-based Funding Opportunities

Center for Teaching and Learning
iPads for Learning Initiative
The Center for Teaching and Learning's iPads for Teaching and Learning Program investigates the extent to which the use of iPads can impact teaching, learning, and research when applied in the service of specific goals. 

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, School of Medicine
The School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity offers a series of faculty awards throughout the year to support the advancement of a diverse and inclusive faculty community and to encourage the study of underrepresented populations in medicine.

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education offers the SCORE Academic Innovation Fund program aimed to help faculty and graduate students scrutinize long-existing practices and test new approaches for graduate education.

Research Management Group, School of Medicine
The School of Medicine Research Management Group maintains an extensive database of funding opportunities that are internal and external to the Stanford community.

Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education, School of Medicine
The Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education offers seed grants for efforts to improve curricula, pedagogical innovation, and simulated and immersive learning.

Teaching and Mentoring Academy, School of Medicine
The Teaching and Mentoring Academy has established a portfolio of grants to encourage and stimulate new ideas and interventions throughout the Stanford School of Medicine. The Academy Innovation Grants Programs includes funds to support faculty educational scholarship projects, innovative curriculum developed by faculty that is not currently being taught within the School of Medicine, and a fellowship program to promote patient-centered care in medical education.

Learn more about the funding opportunities offered by the Teaching and Mentoring Academy

Other Funding Opportunities

Arnold P. Gold Foundation


The Gold Foundation’s signature programs and grant making activities promote the development of humanistic healthcare professionals.


Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges offers the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Awards which recognizes significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Extramural Research and Training Program generally funds research projects, but curriculum development for preventative medicine projects of interest to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have received funding in the past.


Emily Davis and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

The Kornfeld Foundation has funded projects in the areas of the bioethics, palliative care, medical research, and education.


Foundation for Advancement of International Education and Research

Foundation for Advancement of International Education and Research offers the International Fellowships in Medical Education program that funds for faculty from schools of medicine abroad to gain access to educational opportunities in the United States. Fellows study aspects of medical education that have the potential to improve and expand medical education programs in their home country institutions.


Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Predoctoral Training in Primary Care program supports projects that plan, develop, and operate an accredited professional training program for medical students in the fields of family medicine, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics, or combinations of these disciplines.


Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The Macy Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on projects that demonstrate or encourage inter-professional education and teamwork among health care professionals; provide new curriculum content for health professional education, including patient safety, quality improvement, systems performance and professionalism; develop new models for clinical education, including graduate medical education reform; improve education for the care of underserved populations, with an emphasis on primary care; and increase faculty skills in health professions education with a special emphasis on the career development of underrepresented minorities.


National Board of Medical Examiners

The Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund provides support for research or development of innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine. Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training, through practice.


National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

The Cancer Research Education Grants Program provides support for educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.


Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education offers funds for training programs, teaching, curriculum development, program development, operating or general support of innovate reforms in curriculum and instruction.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds innovative projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in areas related to health services, chronic health care, and substance abuse.


U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration

Academic Administration Units in Primary Care Program

The purpose of the Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care Program is to establish, maintain or improve academic units, programs that improve clinical teaching and research, or programs that integrate academic administrative units to enhance interdisciplinary recruitment, training, and faculty development in the fields of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combinations of these disciplines.


Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care Program

The purpose of the Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care program is to support projects that plan, develop, and operate a program that prepare physicians who plan to teach in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics training programs (or combinations of these disciplines) or teach in community-based settings. This program provides financial assistance through traineeships and fellowships for physicians that are participating in these programs and plan to teach or conduct research in a family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics training program (or combinations of these disciplines).