The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) has issued a call for letters of intent for the 2013-2014 Edward J. Stemmler, MD, Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners, or the “Stemmler Fund,” grant program. The Stemmler Fund was founded to support the research or development of innovative assessment approaches to enhancing the evaluation of medical students and practicing physicians.
Eligible applicants for Stemmler Fund grants include researchers (individuals and teams) from medical schools accredited by either the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
To apply, qualified researchers must submit a brief letter of intent introducing their research proposal and a budget estimate of up to $150,000. The letters will undergo evaluation by the Stemmler Fund Steering Committee, and should describe projects that advance research or innovative assessment methods in medical education or practice. Letters of intent will compete for a chance to submit a full proposal for grant consideration. The deadline for letter of intent submission is July 1.
For more information on the 2013-2014 Stemmler Fund, or to submit an application, visit here.