Apply to Be a Macy Faculty Scholar

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We are now accepting applications for the 2025 cohort of Macy Faculty Scholars.

The deadline to apply is September 15, 2024.

We invite you to learn more about the Macy Faculty Scholars Program’s eligibility requirements, the selection criteria used by our staff reviewers and National Advisory Committee members, components of the application, and key dates for the application cycle.

You can learn more about the Macy Faculty Scholars Program and view frequently asked questions here.

Who May Apply?

In order to apply, an applicant must:

  1. Be a benefits-eligible faculty member in a United States accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school. Candidates should have approximately three to eight years of faculty experience at the time of application.
  2. Be a doctorally prepared faculty member in good standing at the sponsoring school.
  3. 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 with a first-year Macy Faculty Scholar is precluded from nominating a candidate.
  4. Have an educational scholarship project with the appropriate institutional support.
  5. Have a faculty mentor who will advise the candidate on the candidate’s educational project and career development.
  6. Have an institutional commitment for the protection of 50% of the candidate’s time.
  7. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.

Selection Criteria

This is a career development award; the excellence and potential of the applicant is just as important as the project. The following factors will be considered in the selection process.

  1. Evidence that the candidate is viewed by learners as an effective educator.
  2. Whether the candidate is in a position to directly influence learners in the local environment.
  3. Evidence of an ability to turn daily work into scholarship that has been disseminated.
  4. Merit of the proposed project and the likelihood that it will influence national trends in health professions education and—ultimately—improve the health of the public.
    Note: we have a particular interest in projects that involve the clinical learning environment. Within these environments, we are interested in projects that address one or more of our three priority areas.
  5. Evidence of a strong mentor and of institutional support.
  6. Shows potential to become a national leader in health professions education.

Components of the Application

  1. Personal Statement: Statement describing the candidate’s story – the journey to becoming a health professions educator and goals for the future.
  2. Project Description: Description by the candidate of the educational project to be undertaken.
  3. Dean’s Nominating Letter: Nominating letter from the dean of the school of nursing or medicine.
  4. Mentor’s Letter of Support: Letter of support from the candidate’s mentor describing the characteristics that suggest the candidate’s excellence as an educator and would make the candidate a future leader, indicating a commitment to advise the candidate on project work and career development.
  5. Chair’s Letter: Letter from the candidate’s department chair indicating the chair’s commitment to protecting the time of the candidate and describing the role of the candidate in the department.
  6. Additional Letter: Letter from one other senior faculty member who is familiar with the work of the candidate. If the candidate’s project involves faculty or students from another health profession, the letter should be from a faculty member from the corresponding school. The faculty letter should address the personal characteristics of the candidate as an educator, future leader, and innovator.
  7. Biosketches: Biosketches of the candidate and mentor.

Key Dates

    April 1, 2024 - Application portal opens

    May 29, 2024 - Informational webinar. Register here

    September 15, 2024 - Application deadline @ 11:59 pm ET

    January 2025 - Notification of application status; finalists identified

    February 2025 - Finalist interviews (virtual)

    February 2025 - Notification to Scholars and sponsoring schools

    July 1, 2025 - Appointment begins

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