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Applications for the 2020 Macy Faculty Scholars Program are closed.
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.
An informational webinar for interested applicants was held on December 11, 2019. A recording of this webinar 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.
Only the candidate should fill out and submit the online application.
Yes, for all character counts spaces are included.
If your university has both a medical school and nursing school, you may nominate one candidate from each school.
All candidates must be doctorally prepared at the time the application is received by the Foundation.
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.
There is no upper limit with regards to years of service in defining mid-career. With that said, we expect likely candidates to be at the late assistant professor through associate professor rank.
Yes, provided the candidate is a doctorally-prepared faculty member for five or more years in a United States accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school.
Yes, the candidate must be a doctorally-prepared faculty member for five or more years in a United States accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school.
The nominee 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.
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 is up to $100,000 (plus fringe) per year for two years. 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.
The program brochure lists the principal interests of the Foundation. The Foundation is open to innovative thoughts in other areas, but priority is given to nominees who will address the Foundation’s core interests.