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Applications for the 2021 Macy Faculty Scholars Program are closed.
The 2021 program brochure provides full details about eligibility, the selection criteria, and the application process for the Macy Faculty Scholars Program. All applications must be completed and submitted online.
Macy Faculty Scholars are mid-career nursing and medical school faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education, are innovators, and have shown promise as future leaders.
Candidates must be nominated by the dean of their school of medicine or nursing, which must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the candidate’s time to pursue an educational change project at their institution. Candidates must be doctorally prepared, have served for five or more years as a full-time faculty member, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories. Candidates must also identify a senior faculty member who will serve as the candidate’s mentor and provide advice on their project and career development. A nursing or medical school with a first-year Macy Faculty Scholar is precluded from nominating a candidate the subsequent year.
A recording of the informational webinar held for interested applicants on December 9, 2020, is available here.
Since launching the program, we have received many good questions from interested parties. The most common of these questions are answered here. If your questions are not among those answered below, please contact us.
Please see the program brochure for a description of the full selection criteria. Briefly, a strong candidate will have demonstrated commitment to a career as an educator in the health professions, show early promise as an educator and leader (both within their institution and nationally), reflect innovation and creativity in their career to date, and have a record of scholarly work in education. Strong candidates also have supportive institutions that are fertile environments for educational innovation. The merit of the candidate's proposed project and its likelihood of influencing national trends in health professions education is also a consideration.
The Our Priorities section of this website lists the principal interests of the Foundation. The candidate's project must address one or more of the Foundation's priority areas.
Yes — there have been numerous successful applicants who applied for the program more than once before ultimately being selected.
Yes, you may nominate one candidate from each school.
While we do not have a strict upper limit on rank or years of service in defining mid-career, we expect likely candidates to be at the late assistant professor through associate professor rank.
Eligible candidates must have a doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DNP, EdD).
All candidates must be doctorally prepared at the time the application is received by the Foundation.
No, only deans of United States accredited nursing schools, allopathic medical schools, or osteopathic medical schools may nominate a candidate from their faculty.
The candidate can of course work in both a school and a medical center, but the nomination must come from the dean of a medical or nursing school and not from the academic medical center itself.
Eligible candidates must have at least five years of full-time faculty experience.
Yes, you are eligible. In general, we expect the applicant to be at their institution for more than five years. However, the decision to nominate a candidate must come from the dean of the school, who is best positioned to determine the most qualified candidate.
If your medical school or nursing school has been in existence for less than five years, you may still nominate a candidate, provided the candidate has already been a full-time faculty member for five or more years in a United States accredited school, which can include time at your school.
Yes, if there is a strong justification for choosing a mentor outside the school, and it can be demonstrated that having an external mentor will not compromise the candidate’s project or impede mentorship and professional development at the candidate's institution.
Not necessarily. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program supports the time of the individual. Additional associated costs would be borne by the educational institution or through independent funding. Evidence of strong institutional support, however, will make for a stronger application.
Yes, other funding — be it private, public, or in-kind — may be contributed to the proposed Scholar’s project. This should be noted on the application.
The award provides salary support of up to $100,000 (plus fringe) per year for two years. The award also includes some additional funding for program-related travel. We recognize that in some cases this award amount may provide for more than 50% protected time for the Scholar to pursue a mentored educational project. Alternately, if the $100k per year of salary support from the award does not fully cover 50% of a Scholar's time, we expect the Scholar's institution to make up the difference to ensure at least 50% protection of the Scholar's time.
Indirect costs are not funded as part of the award. It is expected that the Scholar’s institution will cover indirect costs as an in-kind contribution.
This is intended to fund the institution’s standard benefit package.
Up to five awards will be given annually.
Only the candidate should fill out and submit the online application.
Yes, for all character counts spaces are included.
References are not mandatory, though we have found that including them generally strengthens a candidate's application. If you wish to include references, you can include them in the project description field of the application. Because references count toward the character limit, we do not require full academic citations; the title of the article, the first author, and the publication are usually sufficient, just as long as the reader can readily determine what work is being cited.