Medical Education and Innovation Through Research
As leaders in medical education, we aim to support research investigating a variety of educational challenges and exploring educational innovation.
Kaplan Medical’s MEITR program was created to promote education and innovation through research focused on medical education as part of a Kaplan institutional partnership. The program supports institutions seeking to partner with Kaplan Medical to investigate a variety of educational challenges and explore educational innovation. Kaplan partner institutions and those institutions interested in becoming partners are invited to submit applications to participate in this yearly grant process.
Grant applications are due January 15, 2020 for full consideration.
Proposals focused on improving learner-outcomes that utilize Kaplan resources throughout the research will receive higher priority. Funding guidelines are up to $5000 for single-institution, while multi-institutional partnerships will be viewed favorably and are most appropriate for larger grants of up to $10,000. Projects should have a timeline of 12-24 months. Grantees will be required to submit a progress report at one year and all funded projects must disseminate results in a public scholarly forum.
We are seeking two main goals in scholarly project:
- Educational research that addresses gaps in previous educational experiences at your institution. Identify a shortcoming within the educational continuum and proposing the use of Kaplan resources in an innovative way to address it.
- Innovative approaches to educational challenges utilizing Kaplan resources. The development of innovative plans must be coupled to a methodologically rigorous evaluation plan.
Proposals focused on improving learner outcomes and that utilize Kaplan resources throughout the research will receive higher priority. Multi-institutional partnerships will be viewed favorably and are most appropriate for larger grants. Projects should have a timeline of 12-24 months. Grantees will be required to submit a progress report at one year and all funded projects must disseminate results in a public scholarly forum.
Cover Page should include:
- Principle investigator(s)
- Contact information
Limit 350 words
Limit 5 pages, single spaced. Proposal should include:
- Research question/hypothesis and specific aims
- Methodology - Including full study design, data collection/management, Kaplan resources to be used and in what fashion, and analysis plan.
- Anticipated outcomes and impact - Including plan for dissemination at regional/national level.
- Timeline - Detailed, not to exceed 24 months.
- Budget - Itemized with justification, up to $5000/project for single institution and up to $10,000/project for multi-institution.
- References - Not included in page limit.
Study team biosketches
Plan for IRB approval
Review Process and Evaluation Criteria Requirements
Proposals will be evaluated by the MEITR Program committee. All funding decisions are at the sole discretion of Kaplan Medical, a division of Kaplan Test Prep. You will be notified by email of committee decisions by March 15th, 2020 and funding will be released by April 1, 2020.
Progress and Final Report Requirements
Principle investigators must submit a progress report after one year. Progress towards stated objectives and scholarly dissemination will dictate second-year funding for two-year projects. Similarly, at project completion, a final report must be submitted and unused funds must be returned to Kaplan.
All projects must be disseminated at regional or national scholarly venues and all publications, and presentations must acknowledge Kaplan and the MEITR Program as a sponsor of the work. All projects must also be made available as a PDF or weblink for viewing on the Kaplan Institutional website.
Ready to apply?
Institutions should follow the instructions in the Application and Submission Process section above and submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2020 in order to be considered.