Faculty Scholars Program (for Innovators in Medicine & Nursing)

Funding Agency:
Macy Foundation, Josiah Jr.

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. The program aims to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education. The program will support the Macy Faculty Scholars in leading new educational innovations at their home institutions and will provide opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in other Macy activities.

The Foundation seeks nursing and medical school faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education, have served for five or more years as a faculty member, are innovators, and have shown promise as future leaders.

Each candidate must be nominated by the Dean of their nursing or medical school. There can be no more than 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 during this year.


  • Duke Internal: Dec. 23, 2019
  • Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2020

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation will hold an informational webinar for interested applicants on December 11, 2019, at 1:00 PM ET. RSVP here to attend the webinar.


Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The Macy Faculty Scholars might explore many areas of possible innovations in health professions education. The Foundation has particular interest in the following:

1. Interprofessional education to promote teamwork and interprofessional collaboration.

2. New models of clinical education that emphasize longitudinal, integrated experiences with patients, families, and faculty.

3. New content in health professional curricula such as quality improvement, patient safety, systems analysis, health economics, and the social determinants of health.

4. Education of health professionals to care for underserved populations, including addressing the need for more primary care providers.

5. Programs to diversify the health professional workforce so that it more closely matches across many dimensions the populations to be served.

6. Domestic programs that promote understanding of global health and population health

Eligibility Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Be a doctorally-prepared faculty member in good standing at the sponsoring school.
  • Have served for five or more years as a faculty member, ideally at the sponsoring school.
  • Have an identified faculty mentor who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development.
  • Have an educational innovation project with the appropriate institutional support.
  • Have an institutional commitment for the protection of at least 50% of the candidate's time.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.



Amount Description

Five awards of up to $100,000 (plus fringe) per year for two years. In addition, funds will be made available for participation in the Harvard Macy Institute programs, for travel to the Annual Macy Faculty Scholars Meeting, and for other programrelated travel.

Funding Type


Duke Awardees

2013 - Duke School of Nursing
Lisa Day
“Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation”




Curriculum Development
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* Description by the candidate of the educational innovation project to be undertaken (maximum 10,000 characters).
* CV or Biosketch of nominee

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)   http://www.grantinterface.com/sl/0o0phn

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal


Internal Deadline

December 23, 2019

External Deadline

February 5, 2020