Founded in 1930 by Kate Macy Ladd in memory of her father, prominent philanthropist Josiah Macy, Jr., the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education.
To that end, the foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Macy Faculty Scholars, an annual program designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing.
Macy Scholars are expected to implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career-development activities. To that end, scholars will receive salary support of up to $100,000 per year for two years; at least 50 percent protected time for two years to pursue an educational project; active mentorship by a senior faculty member at their home institution; access to the program's national advisory committee; and opportunities to participate in Macy conferences and other national meetings.
To be eligible, applicants must have been a faculty member for more than five years in an accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school in the United States; be nominated by the dean of his/her school; and have a faculty mentor who can advise the candidate on the educational innovation project and on his/her career development. In addition, all applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or one of its territories.
An informational webinar for interested applicants will be held on December 14, 2017. An RSVP is required.
See the Macy Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous Macy Scholars, and application instructions.