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Application Process


All proposals to the Rymer Grants must use the standard budget template and online application. 

The Application

All applications need to be submitted using the online application. That you may work on your application offline prior to the submission deadline, the application questions are available on this page, following the budget section. 

Applicants may meet with Janet Corral (janet.corral@ucdenver.edu) or send her your project ideas ahead of time to get help on developing a scholarly evaluation plan.

Those applications with a clear tie-in to existing curriculum, and/or buy-in from the curriculum leader (e.g. block director, clerkship block director, residency program, etc) are more successful in receiving grants as they demonstrate the innovation or idea has commitment to its implementation and evaluation. 

The expectation is that Rymer Grant recipients present at the Education Scholarship & Innovation Symposium at the end of their Rymer Grant.​

The applications will be scored using a rubric that will be available Oct 16. The Rymer small grants review committee meets to review all applications, and scores using this rubric.

The Budget 

To complete the budget: 

  1. Download the budget template hereAn example of a completed budget template is available by clicking here​

  2. Complete all categories as appropriate to your project. The cells will auto-calculate a total. If you do not need a category (e.g. Equipment), leave it blank. If you have questions, contact your department finance grant lead. 

  3. Save your budget on your computer. 

  4. When you are ready to complete the application online, answer the questions as prompted until you reach the budget page. Then, upload the file to the online application form. Hit “next” to save the uploaded budget and continue with your application. 

Note: Rymer grants do not cover: travel, conference fees, personal professional development (e.g. course fees), research assistance, or survey software. Successful Rymer grants will receive research assistance and survey software through the Academy of Medical Educators for the duration of their project. ​
The Application Questions

Project Title:

PI:

Email:

Section I: Background (200 words maximum)

Instructions: Describe the importance of the project. Clearly indicate relevance to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Include citations from the evidence base to support your project rationale, and/or clearly explain the gap this projects fills within the current state of your curricular program (e.g. need for curriculum renewal, new teaching method or tool, new evaluation tool, etc).

Note: Citations do not count in 200 word maximum. Use any accepted citation style (e.g. MLA, APA, etc), but be consistent in applying this citation style throughout your project background. List references in the space provided after Project Background.

References: Include at least three scholarly references to support your project.

Section II: Project Details

Please select the category you feel best describes your project:

___ Research (formal evaluation of an established educational intervention)

___ Educational Innovation (new curriculum, validation of new tool, etc)

Project Goals or Specific Aims (List at least three)

1.

2.

3.

Project Description (300 words maximum. Instructions: Describe the project or study, including population, methods and evaluation strategy.)

Section III: COMIRB and Budget

Indicate your application status to COMIRB:

__ Received COMIRB approval. COMIRB study number: _____________

__ Applied and waiting for approval. COMIRB study number: _____________

__ Have not yet applied to COMIRB

Budget (See .xls template)

  • ​Provide Speedtype. If awarded, the Academy will move the money there for your grant's use.
  • ​Provide contact information for the finance person of the Speedtype that was listed.

Section IV: Sustainability

Sustainability: If appropriate to your project, describe how you plan for this project to be sustainable after funding has ended. 

Scoring Criteria

The Rymer committee will score the grant proposals using standard scoring criteria, available for download here: Rymer Scoring Rubric 2017 web version.docxRymer Scoring Rubric 2017 web version.docx.