Diversity Mini-Grants

The Office of Diversity in Medical Education Mini-Grant provides up to $2,500 to trainees who seek to advance the mission of ODME

Mission Statement: Cultivating and sustaining an environment that fosters the development of diverse physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, research, and advocacy. 

2022-2023 Applications Open 

Eligible Applicants:
Current Stanford Medicine Residents and Fellows

The Office of Diversity in Medical Education Mini-Grant provides $2,500 to trainees who seek to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in Graduate Medical Education (GME). Grants are awarded to 5-6 trainees per year.

Trainees may use funds for the following purposes:

  1. Conduct research committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities
  2. Create, sustain, and/or expand programming to foster inclusion and belonging in the GME community
  3. Attend a conference, as a form of professional development, if presenting a research abstract, workshop, or scholarly product that can be disseminated via a manuscript or MedEdPORTAL submission.
    a. Conferences trainees would like to attend for other purposes such as networking and other professional development opportunities may be funded through training program specific conference stipends and/or $2,500 per year educational funds included in paychecks.

Please note that ODME will make purchases on your behalf for the items you need to complete your proposed conference, research, and program. By 15 days of completion of your initiative, ODME requires submission of the following items:

  • Conference: written follow-up review from sessions attended, rationale for returning, and suggested next steps for GME or SoM
  • Research: a finished, written, first draft of your paper, identifying your mentor, and identifying your trainee collaborators
  • Program: qualitative and quantitative results (ex. end of event/series survey, attendance numbers & demographics)

Timeline

Application Opens

August 1, 2022

Application Closes

April 31, 2023

Applicants Notified

Within 2 Weeks of Submission

For Programming & Research Proposals

On a Rolling Basis, from August to November 2022

For Conference Proposals

On a Rolling Basis, from November 2022 to February 2023

Final Due Date for Reflection

May 15, 2023

Current Recipients

Healing Circles

Roy Collins, Chair of the GME Diversity Committee and Psychiatry Resident, received funds to support the creation and costs of running this program.

Pictured are the Psychiatry Residents who facilitate the Healing Circles.

Questions or comments?

Reach out to James Márquez, jpmarqu@stanford.edu