Faculty Interprofessional Education Pilot Study Funding

A funding opportunity to support innovative interprofessional education

Through synergy, the UTMB venture in Interprofessional Education, a unique funding opportunity has been created for faculty. UTMB faculty members may now submit proposals for funded interprofessional education pilot studies. synergy encourages educational innovations that will have a long lasting impact on interprofessional education at UTMB. To this end, synergy will provide pilot study funding to develop new courses and activities, or develop new modes of interprofessional instruction and collaboration. During the 2011-2012 academic year, awarded funds will be transferred to the department where the faculty member is conducting the pilot study.

Funds will be available during the 2011 - 2012 Academic Year

Each pilot study proposal should include all of the following information:

Name:School:UTMB Email:

  • Groups of students and schools to be involved (in an interprofessional setting)
  • The funding amount requested
  • A description of the proposed pilot study
  • Goals of the pilot study
  • Pilot study (outline & plan) with resources listed
  • The plan for evaluation of the pilot study

Timeline and Process

  • A committee will review all submitted proposals, and will make the final decision regarding a funding decision.
  • The committee may ask the faculty member to supply additional information and/or to revise and resubmit their proposal.
  • Decisions will be announced by email in a timely manner, and funds will be distributed upon announcement of the decision.

Amount: Proposals may not exceed a requested amount higher than $ 2,500

Number of awards: a total of four proposals will be funded.

Submission of Proposals: Proposals and requests for further information should be submitted electronically to both of the following:

Susan Gerik, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Director, Division of Children's Special Services
Director - synergy Interprofessional Education
UTMB Children's Hospital -Mail Route: 0340 Room: 2.230 M
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555
Phone: (409) 772-2331
Fax: (409) 747-2017

Brandon A. Hernandez, MLA
Assistant Director - synergy Interprofessional Education
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd. Mail Route: 0340 Room 2.230A
Galveston, Texas 77555
Phone: (409) 772-0213
Fax: (409) 747-2017