The American Society of Nephrology fights to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.
As part of this mission, the ASN Foundation is accepting applications for its William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program.
The goal of the program is to help produce the next generation of clinician educators by enabling applicants to improve their teaching skills through the acquisition of education tools and by supporting aspiring nephrology educators to conduct a project that advances an aspect of nephrology education and teaching.
Through the program, grants of $100,000 over two years will be awarded to projects that examine any aspect of nephrology education. Projects may address aspects related to pre-doctoral or postdoctoral education and should generate new knowledge and have an impact beyond the applicant's institution. Examples of proposed projects can include but are not limited to curricular reform, innovations in education, new education methods, evaluation of new assessment tools for competency-based learning and assessment, professional development, and professionalism. The proposed project also must include appropriate metrics for evaluation, implementation, and dissemination.
Recipients are expected to acquire teaching skills — e.g., to complete a formal or semi-formal education program during the grant-funded years.
To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree; have completed the clinical portion of their training program by the time of award activation; hold a full-time faculty appointment and be within seven years of initial faculty appointment at the time of the award activation; hold ASN membership at the time of the application; and work in North or Central America during the funding period.
ASN will begin accepting applications on October 10. Applications must be received no later than December 5, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the American Society of Nephrology Foundation website.